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Established in 2005 by the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) in a unique partnership with digital experts Sopra Steria, our services increase efficiency and quality, save time and money, and support world-class patient care.
Our unique joint venture means we reinvest a high percentage of revenue back into our services, allowing us to make significant capital investments at scale and at our own risk. Put simply, we invest so our clients don't have to.
The support we provide to the NHS - when and where our clients need it most - demonstrates our resilience and reliability, and has created a robust platform for a new era of co-designed services and solutions.
"Helping the NHS to save money and enhance quality so that the NHS can improve health, innovate to save lives and deliver better outcomes with care and compassion."
Helping our NHS colleagues respond to the Covid-19 pandemic, we:
- Worked with NHS England and NHS Improvement (NHSE/I) to merge 74 CCG ledgers into 18 - and on day of 'Go Live' helped move a record amount of cash (£21bn) around the NHS
- Processed more than 4,000 starters a week on behalf of NHS Professionals - an increase of more than 500%
- Helped set up the NHS Nightingale hospitals
- We worked remotely to process 164 weekly and monthly payrolls ensuring almost 400k employees across 90 different NHS organisations continued to be paid as normal
WINNER Shared Service Centre of the Year - GSA Awards
WINNER Technology Enabled Project of the Year - GSA Awards
|FINALIST Best Procurement Delivery - UK National GO Awards||FINALIST Health Supply Chain & Pharmaceutical Award - Supply Chain Excellence Awards|
HIGHLY COMMENDED Best Use of AI & Automation Tools - Health Tech Awards
2 x FINALIST Best Solution for Clinicians and Best Health Tech Solution of the Year - Health Tech Awards
|WINNER GSA Professional Awards - Shared Services Team of the Year||WINNER Overall Winner - Health Tech Awards||WINNER Covid-19 Public Finance Leader of the Year - Public Finance Awards|
Listed Europe's 10th Best Multinational Workplace - Great Place to Work 2021 Best Workplaces™ in Europe
|WINNER Excellent Use of Data - Forward Healthcare Awards||WINNER Generation CFO - Team of the Year||Certified as a Great Place to Work||WINNER GSA UK professional awards - Best Employee Focussed Response (to COVID-19)|
|WINNER GSA Professional Awards - Best Overall Company Response (to COVID-19)||WINNER Finance Leader of the Year, Stephen Sutcliffe, SSON Future of Finance & CFO awards 2020||WINNER Digital finance project of the year - Public Finance Awards||WINNER Business Transformation Impact Award - SSON European Awards|
|WINNER Efficiency savings of the year - Health Tech Awards||WINNER Excellence in Procurement Award - HCSA||WINNER Emerging Talent Award - HCSA|
HIGHLY COMMENDED NHS in the North Excellence in Supply Awards
NHS SBS in numbers
NHS SBS Ltd 2019 (PDF) [440KB]
NHS SBS Ltd 2013 (PDF) [677KB]
NHS SBS Ltd 2012 (PDF) [541KB]
NHS SBS Ltd 2011 (PDF) [305KB]
NHS SBS Ltd 2010 (PDF) [369KB]