Barnet mental health modernises IT through Desktop 21 framework


Barnet mental health modernises IT through Desktop 21 framework

Cliff Saran

Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health Trust is aiming to boost efficiency and patient care through a new outsourcing deal with HP.

Under the seven-year deal, HP will provide a range of outsourced services. These include fully managed desktop services, datacentre services, network management, applications hosting and remote support services. The services will be hosted at HP's green datacentre at Wynyard.

The Trust will become the first UK NHS Trust to use Buying Solutions' Desktop21 framework agreement. Maria Kane, chief executive of the Trust, said: "The Desktop 21 framework enables us to procure IT services faster and more easily and HP's experience in transforming and managing technology will help us move forward with our clinical improvements more quickly and with minimum risk."

Along with the Wynyard datacentre, support services are provided from HP's centre in Peterlee and network management from Sheffield. HP Financial Services will deliver leasing and lifecycle asset management services.

Desktop 21 is an Office of Government Commerce compliant framework providing desktop services from Atos Origin IT Services UK, Fujitsu Services and HP Enterprise Services UK. The services covered by the framework include access devices, role-specific services, user support, user services, infrastructure, security, system integrations, break/fix services, data centre and file and print services.

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