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CSC claims swift progress in NHS contract

Antony Savvas

CSC says it has delivered seven new systems under its new NHS contract in the North East and East of England.

CSC has deployed the systems in GP practices and healthcare community sites as part of its contract to deliver the NHS National Programme for IT project North East and East of England.

The aim of the project is to deliver an integrated electronic patient record throughout England. CSC won the contracts from the government after Accenture pulled out of the project, after delays and financial losses.

CSC assumed local service provider responsibility for the NPfIT in these two regions, in addition to the North West and West Midlands regions, where it has managed the contract for the last three years.

CSC transferred 400 staff from the Accenture operation and they continue working from Leeds-based offices to ensure continuity for NHS clients in the North East and East of England.

CSC did, however, seek to hire around 100 extra systems architects after winning the contract from Accenture last autumn.

CSC primary care director Leigh Donoghue said, “It is a significant achievement to deliver this primary care IT solution to these seven NHS organisations at such an early stage of the transfer of the contract to CSC.

“We have been able to show our NHS clients that the pace of delivery has continued, assuring them that the move to a fully integrated patient records system will be realised.”

South Yorkshire based Rotherham Primary Care Trust (PCT) was the first NHS organisation to go live with the SystmOne Community solution under CSC management.

This was followed by the Kirklees PCT, Huddersfield, that went live with its Child Health solution. Additionally, five GP practices have had new systems deployed: one in Essex, one in Northamptonshire and three in the Yorkshire region.

CSC’s integrated Primary Care Solution gives GP Practices and PCTs a suite of products that can manage all administration activities such as patient home visit requests, staff rotas, pathology & blood results and patient appointments. It offers compatibility to allow NHS organisations to share administrative and clinical data in the future.

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