Digital marketplace - public sector organisations, including agencies and arm’s length bodies, can use the Digital Marketplace to find people and technology for digital projects.
Crown Commercial Services (CCS) – the biggest public procurement organisation in the UK used by public and third sector buyers in the UK.
NHS supply chain - NHS supply chain manages the sourcing, delivery and supply of healthcare products, services and food for NHS trusts and healthcare organisations across England and Wales.
NHS Shared Business Services (SBS) - provide finance, procurement, ICT and employment services to around 40% of the NHS.
Government departments and NHS arm’s length bodies (ALBs)
Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) - responsible for government policy on health and adult social care matters in England.
NHSX - a joint unit bringing together teams from DHSC, NHS England and NHS Improvement to drive the digital transformation of care.
NHS England and NHS Improvement - NHS England and NHS Improvement have joined together as a single organisation to better support the NHS and help improve care for patients.
techUK - technology membership organisation.
INTEROPen - interest group for suppliers and NHS customers to promote and implement open information sharing across health and care.
Innovation and funding sources
Academic Health Science Network (AHSN) - regional organisations encouraging innovation in healthcare.
Innovate UK - support businesses develop and realise the potential of new ideas.
Healthcare UK - promote UK healthcare expertise overseas.
NHS Innovation Accelerator - supports the uptake of innovations across the NHS in England.