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We deliver a full range of support functions across transactional services, business partnering and transformation.

Your system’s needs are unique and our blend of support can be completely tailored.

Transactional and business partnering:

IT: Support, infrastructure, cloud hosting, apps, modernisation
Information Governance: Policy, advice, data security and protection toolkit, data protection, security
Finance: Accounting, planning, QIPP/CIP, reporting, governance, strategy, cost recovery programmes
HR: Employment, planning, OD, health/ wellbeing
Communications: read more
Procurement: Clinical, contracts, market management, compliance
Provider management: Relationships, contracts, performance, care models
Data and analytics: Management, reports, benchmarking, insights, PHM

Transformational & advisory:

Our innovative, scalable and efficient day-to-day support can help your organisation and wider system perform – realising your most important aspirations for improving the health of your patients:

  • Automation
  • Operational efficiency
  • Strategic support
  • PMO
  • Training
  • System implementation
  • Net zero and sustainability.

Our key strengths

  • A trusted independent partner who understands the inner workings and regulatory requirements of complex health systems
  • Huge scale – dozens of ICSs supported by over 3,000 experts across NHS Midlands and Lancashire and AGEM. We share process efficiencies, and transfer learning and innovation
  • Over 50,000 of IT end users supported
  • At-scale and place-based delivery project national reach and local focus
  • Experience that is recognised by industry leaders.

Key leads

Clare Thomason

Lead for services in Lancashire, Cheshire and Merseyside

Miranda Pilkington

Lead for services to NHS England and national bodies

Tony Matthews

Lead for Business enabling services

We think you’ll need 

  • Bandwidth to focus on the big decisions required with such a significant change agenda ahead
  • Integrated working which can introduce complexity, duplication and variability that detract from the bigger picture
  • Greater accountabilities, increased reporting requirements and the need to achieve economies of scale add to the leadership overhead you’re grappling with
  • Transformation of business-critical services to unlock further efficiencies.
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News, views and case studies

6 June 2024

Improving mobile breast screening in Liverpool, Sefton, and Knowsley

Implementing recommendations within the Liverpool, Sefton, and Knowsley Mobile Breast Screening Programme has brought about substantial enhancements. Augmented engagement, clarified governance, and…

6 June 2024

Evaluating the Answer Cancer service in Greater Manchester

Our evaluation of the ‘Answer Cancer’ initiative increased cancer awareness in underserved communities and demonstrated good value for money. Our findings will…

6 June 2024

Integrating Cheshire and Stockport breast screening services

The successful implementation of NHS England Screening Quality Assurance Service (SQAS) approved recommendations resulted in the establishment of a fully integrated service,…

3 June 2024

Supporting business case development at NHS Business Services Authority

Our training helped improve NHS Business Services Authority’s (NHS BSA) business case development capabilities through the Better Business Cases™ Foundation Masterclass. Participants…

16 April 2024

NHS ML secures place on Transforming Organisations, Partnerships and Systems Framework

NHS Midlands and Lancashire (ML) has been successful in its bid for an important national procurement framework. The Transforming Organisations, Partnerships and Systems…

2 February 2024

Achieving operation excellence and strategic impact

Our adoption of the Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS) Procurement Excellence Programme has significantly increased operational control. It has helped…

25 August 2023

Blog: NHS Long Term Plan – is Generation Z going to be the answer? 

Adam Burgess-Evans, Deputy Director of People, NHS ML As numerous 16 and 18 year olds in England receive their GCSE and A…

26 June 2023

Enhancing elective surgery outcomes

Our expertise in information governance has played a crucial role in improving surgical outcomes through the Surgery Hero project, reducing complications, minimising…

19 June 2023

Proud to announce ISO 27001 and ISO 9001 accreditations

We are delighted to share that our customer finance team has been awarded the globally recognised ISO 27001 and ISO 9001 accreditations,…

25 May 2023

UK National GO Awards Shortlists NHS ML for Collaborative Procurement Initiative 

We are delighted to share the news that our collaborative endeavour with the North Midlands and Black Country Procurement Group (NMBC) has…

16 May 2023

NHS Midlands and Lancashire to exhibit at NHS ConfedExpo 2023

We are pleased to announce that we will be exhibiting at the upcoming NHS ConfedExpo, the flagship health and care conference organised…

12 May 2023

Support for ICB’s ledger build: Streamlining the transition to an integrated single financial environment

We streamlined the transition to an integrated single financial environment for 11 clinical commissioning groups to integrated care boards (ICBs) ledger builds,…

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How we can help health systems

Business enabling services

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Clinical redesign and provider collaboration

Redesigning how health and care works across England - placing people at the centre of their own health and care and utilising…

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Communications and engagement

Supporting ICSs with approaches to design and deliver effective communication, engagement and behavioural insights as a key enabler for system change and…

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Developing health systems

Acting as an independent and trusted partner within the system to facilitate working across stakeholders and integrate elements of the provider system…

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Digitally enabled transformation and IT

Digitising care and partnering with systems for the transformation of digitally enabled service delivery (and other supporting processes) across vision, planning and…

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Personalised healthcare commissioning services

Providing end-to-end funded care services, including patients as active partners in identifying their healthcare needs and then commissioning care to meet these.…

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PHM analytics and decision support

Applying intelligence-led understanding of the health of the population to support the redesign of care and improve patient and financial outcomes across…

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Place and primary care transformation

Supporting providers to work together at a place and neighbourhood level to manage common resources, integrate community teams, improve health and reduce…

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Workforce resilience and transformation

Supporting systems to build a sustainable and integrated workforce, transforming systems, organisations and the workforce experience to improve resilience.

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