Nous Group lands major healthcare contract in the UK

05 April 2020 Consultancy.com.au

Nous Group has booked a major win in UK’s healthcare sector, having been appointed a preferred supplier to the University Hospitals of Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust.

The consulting firm, which is of Australian origin but also has offices in the UK and Canada, has won a spot on the £75 million business consultancy and advisory services lot of a broader framework with a total value of £200 million across a three year period.

Melbourne-headquartered Nous Group joins a list of high profile winners, including strategy consulting firms Boston Consulting and Group McKinsey & Company, three of the Big Four giants (Deloitte, KPMG and PwC), mid-tier rivals BDO, Grant Thornton and RSM, as well as BearingPoint, GE Healthcare Finnamore and PA Consulting. Over 70 consulting firms participated in the competitive tender process. 

Nous Group wins spot on major consulting framework

The selected consulting firms will help the NHS Trust and its subsidiaries with a range of consulting services, including management and organisation, process redesign and improvement, programme and project management, back office transformation and primary care improvement. The lot also caters to a number of niche services such as design, marketing and advertising, public relations as well as advice on corporate social responsibility. 

The six other lots of the framework agreement focus on other consulting services such as supply chain, finance, audit, human resources, digital transformation and property development. With six out of seven possible appointments, Big Four firms KPMG and PwC, UK-origin PA Consulting and Oxford-headquartered Unipart landed the highest number of wins (six lots), followed by Boston Consulting Group, Grant Thornton and Private Public (five lots). 

With over 8,700 staff working from two sites – University Hospital Coventry (1,000 beds and 26 operating theatres) and the Hospital of St Cross in Rugby (10 beds and 6 operating theatres) – the University Hospitals of Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust is one of the larger NHS Trusts in the UK. The organisations helps patients with both emergency and elective care.

Nous Group has been in active in the UK for many years since launching its on the ground operation, and has built a track record in several sectors, including in healthcare. Last year the consultancy teamed up with the Australia-UK Chamber of Commerce to co-host a roundtable with Professor Sir Malcolm Grant, former Chair of NHS England, on how innovation can advance UK’s healthcare institution.

The full list of firms appointed to the framework: '50 firms win spot on NHS consultancy framework'.


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