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Bury firm wins bid to consult on changes to NHS business model

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Dr Nicola Thompson of Pick Everard (4072368)
Dr Nicola Thompson of Pick Everard (4072368)

Bury St Edmunds firm Pick Everard has secured a four year deal to deliver a range of advisory services to the health service and public sector.

The NHS Shared Business Service which provides business support across the sectors will be utilising Pick Everard’s expertise on a range of consultancy services.

The aim of the SBS is to drive improved procurement and commercial efficiencies across the UK health economy.

Pick Everard will provide strategy development services, management support, capital asset delivery and complex projects and change management.

It is among a host of companies brought in from the private sector to enable changes to the NHS and achieve value for money as the healthcare system faces today’s massive challenges.

Dr Nicola Thompson, national director at Pick Everard, said: “The NHS is a treasured British institution celebrating its 70th anniversary this year and we’re extremely proud and excited to have been appointed to its new Shared Business Services framework. Under the NHS banner clients in the healthcare and public sector can be assured of a robust procurement solution from trusted suppliers.”

Pick Everard which has 11 offices across the UK including that in Abbotsgate House, Hollow Road, will be delivering services for three of the 10 lots which were tendered for.

Among the lots were education, transport, HR and innovation and research.