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Outsource magazine: thought-leadership and outsourcing strategy | September 20, 2017

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NHS prescribes shared services

NHS prescribes shared services
Outsource Magazine

Xansa has signed a six-year £19 million pounds contract to provide finance and accounting (F&A) and payroll services to National Health Service (NHS) professionals.

The deal means that Xansa’s NHS Shared Business Services becomes the largest external payroll processing provider in the NHS and will serve 58,000 flexible workers, customers and suppliers. Under the contract, Xansa will provide over £5 million pounds guaranteed cost savings over the life of the contract to NHS Professionals.

NHS Professionals was developed by the Department of Health. It provides a range of services, including nursing, medical among others to 124 trusts across England. provides staff recruitment and management to NHS Trusts in the UK. By outsourcing, NHS Professionals said it will be able to improve its current finance and accounting functionality and scale to future needs of the organisation, as well asensuring more staff are available to offer front line care.

“This contract will help us to enhance our strategic focus onthe development of NHS Professionals and it will deliver guaranteed cost savings,” said Andy Leary, director of finance at NHS Professionals.“The service offered by NHS SBS will provide access to enhanced F&A functionality and in turn the increased financial control inherent in the NHS SBS service.”

“We are now bringing together two key members of the NHS family to realise cost savings that will allow more doctors, nurses and clinical staff to focus on patient care,” said Peter Coates, deputy director of finance at the Department of Health. “This new contract is a blueprint for how public sector shared services should work,” he said.

Peter Coates, deputy director at the Department of Health described that contract as, “a blueprint for how public sector shared services should work”.

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