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NHS England publishes £4.2m cyber security opportunity – htn

NHS England has published an opportunity for services to support a cyber security focused programme and assurance model, as part of efforts to appoint a call-off contract with one provider, worth an estimated £4,290,000.

Through the procurement, NHSE seeks to contract consultants to support with the delivery of design, consultation, development, iteration and support with regards to piloting the identification of “critical supplier approach” along with piloting of an assurance model. There is also a need for education and training support, the development of all education, training and awareness materials.

NHSE states that the provider will be required to support across several domains, helping to complete work packages across three years with potential of a fourth year. The notice goes on to specify that the contracted service will largely be focused on providing support around the critical supplier assurance and framework; supplier risk support processes; and standardisation of contract and framework clauses.

The deadline to request to participate or submit a tender is 22 July 2024; click here to read the details in full.

For the latest news and resources on cyber security in healthcare, visit HTN’s cyber security channel here, which inlcudes guidance on network segmentation for cyber security and the Department of Health & Social Care’s “Defend as one” Strategy released to protect the NHS from cyber attacks.

Yesterday we highlighted how Locala, a provider of NHS community healthcare services across West Yorkshire and Greater Manchester, has published a prior information notice regarding the planned procurement of AI transcribing software with the aim of enhancing efficiency and accuracy of medical transcription services.

We also explored NHSE’s latest Cancer Programme progress update for spring 2024, highlighting innovations and new technologies in areas of work across early diagnosis, treatment and personalised care, and performance.

And on cyber security updates, this week we shared how Birmingham Women’s and Children’s Hospital NHS partnered with cyber security specialist Cynerio to introduce its healthcare cyber security platform, to provide visibility, meet Data Security and Protection Toolkit targets and other requirements, and support network segmentation.



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