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Independent Investigations (Ref: 2019/S 214-526090)


The NHS is required to commission an independent investigation for significant serious incidents and the wider NHS is required under the Serious Incident Framework to investigate all patient safety/serious incidents and may require additional expertise and independent scrutiny for an investigation. This framework supports such investigations. The framework was conducted under LTR and will be reopened and refreshed on an annual basis.

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Contract type

Framework Agreement

Framework owner

NHS England

Award type

Direct award
Further competition
Direct award with partial competition


Lot 1 - Individual Independent Investigations

Lot 2 - Partnership Investigations

Lot 3 - Local Care System Investigation

Lot 4 - Health & Social Care & Partners Investigations

Lot 5 - Systematic Independent Investigations.

List of suppliers and awarded lots

Anne Richardson Consulting Ltd, Consequence UK Ltd, Duncan and Johnstone Consultancy Ltd, Facere Melius, Investigations by Design Ltd, Iodem Ltd, Liz Cooper-Borthwick (LCB) Consultancy LTD, NHS NEL Commissioning Support Unit, Niche Healthcare and Consulting, Psychological Approaches CIC, Sancus Solutions Ltd, Verita Consultancy Ltd.

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Amie Allday & Megan Booth

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