IT service provider Fujitsu Services will not pay bonuses to its staff this year as it tightens its belt following its exit from the NHS IT project.
Connecting for Health, which manages the NHS National Project for IT (NPfIT), terminated Fujitsu's £1.1bn contract in May, following the collapse of re-negotiations. Fujitsu was the local service provider for trusts in the south of England.
A spokesman confirmed that no bonuses would be paid to Fujitsu Services staff this year. "This is due to the fact that we have withdrawn from the NHS project and there have been a lot of costs involved," he said.
He said Fujitsu had lost money on the contract and the bonus cuts were a sensible move. "A lot of work was done that we have not been paid for and we have to be judicious," added the spokesman.
Fujitsu has already announced that up to 700 IT jobs are at risk following the termination of Fujitsu's contract .
The company began a 90-day consultation process on the future of its employees working on the NHS contract in June.