Planned spending for the Department of Health and Social Care in England is £140.4 billion in 2019/20. The majority (£133.3 billion) of this is revenue funding for spending on day-to-day items such as staff salaries and medicines. The remainder (£7.1 billion) is for capital spending on buildings and equipment, which are longer term investments.

Though funding for the Department of Health and Social Care continues to grow, the rate of growth slowed during the period of austerity that followed the 2008 economic crash. Budgets rose by just 1.4 per cent each year on average (adjusting for inflation) in the 10 years between 2009/10 to 2018/19.

The growth in demand for health and social care is outstripping supply and ongoing budget constraints mean that greater return on investment is needed across health and social care in the UK. One of the ways this is done is through reforming the system to ensure there are greater patient/user outcomes for every pound put into the system. We are also facing a skills shortage across health and social care with the public sector looking to private sector organisations to work alongside their workforce to deliver care.

Our professional services solutions for health and social care does not just cover the coal face of clinical care; it covers every aspect of the NHS industry, from ICT to facilities management, we have it all covered.

Working with central NHS services such as NHS Property Services, NHS Digital and NHS Business Services Authority means we truly understand the challenges facing the NHS and the need for greater transparency around spend and return on investment. We are proud to deliver outcomes on behalf of the NHS, allowing funds to be better utilised on improved patient care.

Social Care

UK public sector organisations are coming under growing pressure to manage the increasing demand for adult and children’s social care services. Local authorities have been tasked with creating a service that is fit for purpose despite facing significant external pressures and funding constraints.

Our outcomes based model allows us to deliver a fully managed end to end service delivering efficiency and cost savings for your organisation. From initial social care diagnostic work, through to the implementation of new technology and deployment of social workers, our category experts work with you to develop a gold-standard specification that draws upon our learnings across the sector.

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Key Categories of Spend

  • Organisational & Change Management
  • Health & Wellbeing
  • Information, Communication Technology
  • Construction, Design & Engineering

  • Business Strategy
  • Commercialisation & Public Sector Services
  • Finance, Audit & Accounting
  • Environment, Sustainability & Waste

If you would like to know more about each of the categories available, please view our downloadable PDF guide.

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Social Value

We understand our responsibility as we grow to build an ethical, unique and inspiring business. We align ourselves with the core issues and values that matter most to our stakeholders, ensuring that what we do fulfills the needs of current generations without compromising those of the future.

Social Value was the beginning of our journey to sustainability. It remains an integral part of who we are, reaffirming our mission to make it easier for our public sector customers to deliver on their social value goals and objectives through our marketplace. Today, we are proud to call Bloom Essential the home of sustainability and social value at Bloom.

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