Future opportunity

DHSC: OHID: Digital NHS Health Check market engagement

  • Department of Health and Social Care

F01: Prior information notice (prior information only)

Notice reference: 2023/S 000-018671

Published 30 June 2023, 12:47pm

Section one: Contracting authority

one.1) Name and addresses

Department of Health and Social Care

39 Victoria Street




Alexander Ludlam




United Kingdom

NUTS code

UKI32 - Westminster

Internet address(es)

Main address


Buyer's address


one.3) Communication

Additional information can be obtained from the above-mentioned address

Electronic communication requires the use of tools and devices that are not generally available. Unrestricted and full direct access to these tools and devices is possible, free of charge, at


one.4) Type of the contracting authority

Ministry or any other national or federal authority

one.5) Main activity


Section two: Object

two.1) Scope of the procurement

two.1.1) Title

DHSC: OHID: Digital NHS Health Check market engagement

two.1.2) Main CPV code

  • 72212000 - Programming services of application software

two.1.3) Type of contract


two.1.4) Short description

The NHS Health Check programme aims to prevent heart disease, stroke, diabetes and kidney disease, and some cases of dementia among adults aged 40-74 years. The Department of Health & Social Care (DHSC) is looking to develop a digital version of the NHS Health Check that will give users more choice about where and when to have a check and empower people to take action to improve their health independently. It will enable people to self-check at home, only directing people to primary care where further clinical assessment and treatment is required.
The check, which will be available via mobile phone, tablet and computer, will ask patients questions about, for example, how active they are, collect measurements of height, weight and blood pressure, which people can record at home or in a range of convenient locations in the community, and take a home cholesterol test.
The results from the assessment will be fed back online with personalised advice on what action can be taken to reduce the risk of a heart attack or stroke. It will provide a direct referral to services such as stop smoking and weight management where appropriate and a referral to their GP practice for further tests and treatment as needed. The results from the assessment will be added to the electronic patient record so can be viewed by health professionals involved in the patient’s care and will alert the NHS if urgent action needs to be taken following the assessment. The digital check will be delivered alongside the current in-person service and is not a replacement for the face-to-face offer.
The roll out will take place from Spring 2024 and over the course of 4 years we will deliver at least one million digital checks. People who do the check will understand their risk of heart disease, stroke, diabetes and kidney disease and be able to take action to reduce their risk.
We are undertaking market engagement to understand if there are existing products in the marketplace that can deliver the minimum requirements to support a roll out of a digital product by Spring 2024.

two.1.5) Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: £10,000,000

two.1.6) Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: No

two.2) Description

two.2.3) Place of performance

NUTS codes
  • UK - United Kingdom

two.2.4) Description of the procurement

The outcomes of the market engagement will inform if a future procurement will be carried out. The estimated total value of £10,000,000 is the budget available and may not reflect the value of any individual future procurement activity.

two.3) Estimated date of publication of contract notice

1 September 2023

Section four. Procedure

four.1) Description

four.1.8) Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: Yes

Section six. Complementary information

six.3) Additional information

DHSC will be holding an online market engagement event on Tuesday 4th July 2023 at 2pm for interested suppliers to find out more information about the work undertaken to date and our plans for next steps. There will be an opportunity for suppliers to ask questions.
If you would like to join the online market engagement event, please get in touch with us at nhshealthcheck@dhsc.gov.uk.

Following the market engagement event, we will be issuing a request for further information for interested suppliers to complete. The request for further information is an opportunity for DHSC to understand the potential solutions in the marketplace that might meet our requirements for a national digital NHS Health Check. DHSC will use the responses to inform an options appraisal to guide our next steps.
Not submitting a response to our request for further information will not impact your ability to engage with any future formal commercial process should there be one which would be fair, open and transparent.

If you would like to join the online market engagement event and receive a copy of the request for further information document, please get in touch with us at nhshealthcheck@dhsc.gov.uk. Please return completed documents to nhshealthcheck@dhsc.gov.uk.

Launch PIN: 30th June 2023
Market Engagement Presentation (Online): 11th July 2023 at 2pm
Launch Request for Further Information: from 11th July 2023
Closing Date for Responses to Request for Further Information: 28th July 2023

A link to the market brief can be found below: