Supporting clinical commissioning
Optum® is an approved supplier on the Lead Provider Framework (LPF), and we provide bespoke services to meet the commissioning needs of all our customers.

Challenges facing commissioners
Optum is aware of the challenges commissioners face — having to align short-term Quality, Innovation, Productivity and Prevention (QIPP) objectives to the future implementation of Sustainability and Transformation Plans (STP) outlined in the Five Year Forward View.

Commissioners must meet objectives within a tight budget, as well as improvement opportunities through initiatives like NHS England’s Right Care programme.

Services to drive improvement include:

  • Transactional and transformational services
  • High quality value for money — end-to-end commissioning support services
  • Innovative contract approaches
  • Data analytics and business intelligence tools

This helps commissioners to address in-year financial challenges while maintaining a high quality safe and effective service that is sustainable and supports transformational change for patients.

Beyond commissioning support services, our proven track-record with 26 accountable care organisations (ACOs) in the U.S. demonstrates our experience and readiness to support NHS new care model initiatives.


Our range of leading services include:

Leading data, and analytics and business intelligence tools,
including actuarial modelling and forecasting, data aggregation and risk stratification to support the move to population health management

the expertise and scale to efficiently support current IT systems combined with the know-how and project delivery to design and deliver local digital road maps and the latest GP IT Operating Model

Contract and network management,
including outcome-based contracting and development of new payment models, contract negotiation and management, provider management, and gain share-funded QIPP delivery

Quick wins programme,
developed to help CCGs address in-year financial issues by looking for opportunities within the existing contract portfolio where quality and value for money can be improved

Pathway and system re-design and transformation,
including outcomes-based commissioning, and care models design based on capitated payments and integrated care

Patient activation and engagement experience,
supported by a range of wellness, prevention, health promotion and self-care management tools

Primary care reconfiguration,
supporting clarity of purpose, governance, processes, management and incentives to create the right platform for population health management and sustainable primary care

Medicines management and medicines optimisation
that will deliver robust and scalable services and reduce cost and waste whilst improving safety

Finance, HR and back-office services that are efficient, responsive and hassle-free, enabling you to run a high performing organisation

Our supply chain partners

We have assembled a team of partners to work with us to deliver commissioning services. Our 22-strong supply chain includes small-to-medium scale enterprises, large-scale consulting, advisory and audit companies, and voluntary sector organisations. To learn more about our partners, access the LPF: Supporting clinical commissioner brochure.

Discover the Optum Commissioning Annual Review 2015/16 brochure to explore how Optum can help you. Alternatively refer to our "Resources" section for more information.