National Framework Agreement for telecare services (UK)

The first national framework agreement for the purchase of telecare and associated services will be available tomorrow for use by local authorities and social care in England. Other organisations eligible to use the agreement are NHS trusts, strategic health authorities, collaborative procurement hubs, supply management confederations, housing organisations/associations, voluntary sector and/or charitable organisations, community equipment services, independent sector providers (such as third party organisations/partners) and non departmental bodies charged with the delivery of health and social care/services and their equivalent organisations in Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland.

Organisations need to be registered to use the agreement which makes the procurement process from the fifteen suppliers on the list much simpler, but the existence of the agreement does not mean that purchases cannot be made from other companies. The suppliers participating in the national framework agreement are:

Fold Telecare
Initial Attendo
Just Checking
New Church Housing
Philips Medical
Possum Controls
RSL Steeper
SRS Technology
Tunstall Group
Wealden and Eastbourne Lifeline

More information and details on the PASA website.