Programme CORTISONE Procurement Announcement

  • Thursday17May 2018
    ** Fully Booked **

    ** This is a past event **

    This industry briefing day looks to outline MoD’s vision for its healthcare services and opportunities for healthcare product/services suppliers to help deliver the...

Post a strategic procurement reset in Autumn 2017, and consultation with healthcare suppliers and NHS Digital, CORTISONE is looking to showcase its refreshed procurement approach and upcoming opportunities for suppliers. This event looks to outline MoD’s vision for its healthcare services and opportunities for healthcare product/services suppliers to help deliver the CORTISONE solution. We will explain changes to the procurement approach for CORTISONE since the previous exercise, and offer an opportunity for industry to ask questions and engage with the programme team. The programme will then seek feedback on the approach after the event, to advise upcoming procurements in 2018/19.

What is Programme CORTISONE?

CORTISONE is a programme looking to deliver to Defence Medical Services an integrated ecosystem of multiple medical information services. Its vision is to deliver ‘a sustainable, integrated, cohesive and enduring information capability that will fully and effectively support the delivery of evidence-based medical and dental health and healthcare outputs, to achieve the Aim of the Defence Medical Services(DMS)’ – which is to Promote, Protect and Restore the health of the Defence population to maximise their fitness for role, while maintaining an occupational focus and an operational edge.

A multi-million-pound programme, with global reach and operations equivalent in size to two large CCGs (Clinical Commissioning Groups) and a Community Trust, CORTISONE looks to procure a full suite of healthcare software and services from multiple healthcare product/service suppliers, as well as appoint a systems integrator. Elements of the ecosystem will be re-competed on a regular basis to ensure the best solutions are being delivered to users, giving an ongoing opportunity for market players to get involved with the ecosystem on a long-term basis.

The MoD is looking for a range of companies to engage with the programme, delivering a full-suite of healthcare software and services to meet use-cases and patient-journey-defined functional requirements. The full range of services required can be seen in the graphic below. All suppliers are encouraged to participate the modular nature of the procurement allowing innovation to take a leading role in delivery of functionality.

CORTISONE is also looking to the future – to exploit innovations which will align with NHS strategy for the virtualisation of healthcare and integrated healthcare services across the healthcare sector. This will include telemedicine for deployed troops, integration with patient records across the NHS and other patient databases, patient condition tracking, and more.

What information will you get from this day?

  1. What CORTISONE is looking to procure and deliver;
  2. How the future procurement will be run.
  3. What has the CORTISONE programme learnt from, and has developed since its initial market engagement and procurement process.
  4. The opportunities and innovations that the procurement opens-up, both in the short and long term.

Opportunities of the day:

  1. Engage with the CORTISONE team and representatives from DMS.
  2. Network with other suppliers and potential partners.


  • Fred Sugden

    Fred Sugden

    Head of Programme | Defence
    T 020 7331 2032
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