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FOI release

FOI – 000187 Attend Anywhere framework (HTML)

Published on 06 September 2022

Date received - 10 August 2022 | Date responded - 06 September 2022

Request

Dear NHS National Services Scotland,

I am ... providing world class, proven; Virtual Consultation, Patient Consent and end to end pathway solutions, designed for the NHS by the NHS. We are partnered with Oxford University, Microsoft and Based in Oxford, England. Our cloud based solution is secure by design and Microsoft Teams integrated, providing a familiar, easy to use interface for a seamless transition and greater uptake.

I understand NHS Scotland as a whole, has taken a holistic approach and chosen Attend Anywhere as your current provider. I would like to clarify:

  • When you current Attend Anywhere contract expires?
  • What frameworks we need to register with?
  • Contact details to the current video consultation team, to introduce our technology for review.

We have helped many hospitals in the England including Rotherham and Bolton, I feel we can help to improve workforce efficiency and drastically improve the backlog situation in Scotland with our UK cloud based technology.

Response

I refer to your freedom of information request that we received on 10 August 2022. I can advise you that we have now completed the search of our records and can provide you with the following information:

When you current Attend Anywhere contract expires?

The current Attend Anywhere contract expires on 10 March 2023. National Services Scotland (NSS) are currently in procurement for a replacement contract for the Near Me service under the NHS Digital GP IT Futures framework agreement which can be found here: https://buyingcatalogue.digital.nhs.uk/

What frameworks we need to register with?

The most appropriate framework agreement to register with is NHS Digital GP IT Futures. Alternatively, Crown Commercial Services G-Cloud is another option: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/g-cloud-suppliers-guide

Contact details to the current video consultation team, to introduce our technology for review.

The Programme Team can be found publicly online here.

I trust you will find the information of assistance and if you require any further information please do not hesitate to contact us.

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Contact

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Address

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