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City & County Healthcare and Care UK top ranking

As the government sets out plans for a significant boost to NHS funding, Tussell’s new ranking reveals the top Health & Social care suppliers to the wider public sector in Q1 2018.

City & County Healthcare, a group of social care providers, topped the Health & Social Care ranking. The group picked up £136M worth of awards, including £91M from the London Borough of Southwark for home care services.

Other leading suppliers included Care UK in second place, Care Unbound third, Nottingham Citycare fourth and Medway Community Healthcare fifth.

Top 10 Health & Social Care suppliers by award value (Q1 2018)

Top 10 Health & Social Care suppliers by award value (Q1 2018)

 

Health & Social Care leads the way on charities and social enterprises

Four of the top 10 Health & Social Care suppliers were social enterprises and two were charities – underlining the success in awarding contracts to VCSEs (voluntary, community and social enterprises) in the sector. Does the sector offer valuable lessons for the government’s broader social value agenda?

£3B of Health & Social Care frameworks expire in next 12 months

More than £700M of Health & Social Care awards are due to expire in the next 12 months – presenting significant opportunities for suppliers if these are replaced with new contracts.

Health & Social Care contracts expiring in the next 12 months

A further 108 frameworks (essentially preferred suppliers lists) worth up to £3.3B are due to expire. Securing a place on future frameworks is crucial for firms looking to win work through ‘call-off’ awards.

 

Health & Social Care contracts expiring in the next 12 months volume

Top 5 expiring frameworks (next 12 months)

Contracting Authority Title End Date Value
Commercial Medicines Unit NHS Branded Pharmaceuticals National 01/05/2019 £877M
NHS England Recombinant Factor VIII products for the treatment of bleeding disorders 01/02/2019 £302M
NHS Supply Chain Syringes, Needles and Associated Products 01/10/2018 £275M
Department of Health NHS National Generic Pharmaceuticals Wave 10c 01/03/2019 £230M
Essex County Council Residential Care (with or without Nursing) 20/02/2019 £210M