The organisation, which is a joint venture between the Department of Health (DoH) and business services provider Steria that provides back office services to the NHS, was praised for its high level of support and best practice.
It received the accolade for leading the successful implementation of a financial platform that all English health commissioning organisations now operate.
The Integrated Single Financial Environment (ISFE) replaced multiple legacy financial ledgers when the new commissioning groups were established.
NHS SBS claims that the one system gives NHS England the visibility it needs to understand the state of NHS finances and is saving millions of pounds each year.
Judges at the NOA awards claimed to be particularly impressed by the organisation’s determination to overcome challenges presented by the scale and complexity of the project.
ISFE went live on-time for all health commissioning organisations on one day in 2013 and by April this year, over three million invoices had been successfully processed.
“We are delighted to have received this award. It celebrates the hard work of all our team bringing about a successful conclusion to a project that was being implemented at the same time that the NHS was undergoing one of the biggest transformations in history,” claimed NHS SBS solutions consultant Dan Godfrey.
The organisation claims to process around £110bn of NHS payments each year, pays more than 200,000 NHS employees and recovers more than £14bn of debt for its NHS clients.