We encourage GP Practices to trial Ardens initially so that they are the ones deciding what they use day to day.
If Practices wish to continue to use Ardens, they can approach their Federation/Locality/CCG for central funding.

CCGs have gained funding for Ardens from various funds including:

  • GP Resilience Funds
  • Estates & Technology Transformation funds.
  • Innovation Funds
  • eConsultation Funds
  • QIPP Funds
  • eReferral Funds

Below are some useful resources to support a business case or funding application form:

Benefits for GP Practices
Benefits for CCGs & Federations
A summary of the benefits that Ardens provides to GP Practices and also to CCGs & Federations

Content For A Business Case
Content from this document can be used to assist you writing a business case or application form

GP Resilience Fund
An example of an application form that a CCG used to gain £60,000 of funding for their GP practices

Return on Investment
Ardens can provide many significant returns on your investment, here are just some of them

CQUIN Advice and Guidance
CQUIN e-Referrals
Quality Premium
Ardens Connect is a Referral Management Tool that can assist with capacity and demand issues.
It can help you achieve the target of having all referrals done on e-Referrals. For further info, please contact us.
The above links are various NHS England financial incentives that can also be used for funding this.