NHSE awards £8.5m contract to KPMG to ‘promote adoption’ of FDP – TechToday

NHS England has awarded an £8.5 million contract to consultancy agency KPMG to “promote the adoption” of the federated information platform (FDP) by trusts and built-in care boards (ICBs).

Following the publication of the contract particulars on Friday 12 April, HSJ reported yesterday that KPMG will present “technical assist and implementation companies” to the NHS on the FDP from now till 17 March 2026.

IT will work with NHSE, trusts and ICBs to “implement the federated information platform software program”, “develop and execute methods to advertise the adoption of nationally supplied options” and “assist ICBs and trusts in implementing their particular person federated platforms”.

Based on the contract particulars KPMG ought to have supported 40 trusts to implement the FDP inside 9 months of the deal being awarded on 14 March.

NHSE controversially awarded US agency Palantir the £330m FDP contract in November 2023, with IQVIA being awarded a £28m deal to offer “privateness enhancing Technology” for the platform.

NHSE has stated beforehand that the FDP will roll out in three phases over the subsequent three years, with HSJ reporting that 70 trusts are anticipated to undertake IT this yr. Ministers have stated 41 trusts have already agreed to affix, and NHSE is “actively participating” with an extra 29.

NHS England confirmed in March IT will republish its affected person information contracts with Palantir and IQVIA with fewer redactions, following authorized motion by Good Legislation Mission.

NHSE printed a closely redacted contract with Palantir to run the FDP simply earlier than Christmas, with 417 of its 586 pages fully blanked out. Three-quarters of biotech agency IQVIA’s contract with NHSE was additionally hidden below whole web page redactions.

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