NHS Wales Informatics Service (NWIS) is an NHS Wales organisation tasked with delivery of an information management and technology (IM&T) strategy, procurements, national digital infrastructure and contract management to support health and social care across Wales.
NWIS has been progressively undertaking a series of pan-Wales procurements and required commercial consultancy support to assist it.
Andrew Hartshorn of In-Form Solutions has successfully acted as the Commercial Advisor/ Lead Negotiator, while also directing a small team of other consultants supporting commercial, financial and change management work, working closely with external legal advisors and internal staff.
The procurements have included:
Andrew also acted as Strategic Advisor for the NHS Wales Digital Maturity Assessment (2016-17).
For all procurements completed, NHS Wales has achieved a more robust contract, better performance, lower charges and overall savings when compared against legacy arrangements, up to 45% of existing spend.