NHS Trust enhances IT services to support care


A local NHS Trust has chosen a new provider for their IT services to improve the support it is able to offer people in local communities and to ensure their staff are making the best use of technology.

South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (SWYPFT) has awarded the contract for the future provision of its IT services to Phoenix IT Managed Services Ltd. The 5 year contract follows a detailed procurement and tendering exercise.

This new partnership between the Trust and Phoenix IT Managed Services Ltd will develop and enhance IT services, improving the support that the Trust is able to offer those who use services, including improving access to self-directed and self-managed care as well as care closer to home. It will also enable staff to use technology to best effect to support a good service user experience.

South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust provides a range of mental health, learning disability and community services to local people in Barnsley, Calderdale, Kirklees and Wakefield

Adrienne Pickering, Deputy Director of IT at SWYPFT said: “This is significant for our Trust. We put people who use our services at the centre of all we do and modernising services and offering the best technological solutions to underpin good care is fundamental to this. Our partnership with Phoenix IT Managed Services Ltd will provide opportunities to collaborate to enhance the experience of service users and to provide staff with equipment and technical support to work in the most efficient, effective and agile way.”

Chief Executive of Phoenix IT, Steve Vaughan, said: “We are delighted that Phoenix has been selected by SWYPFT to deliver and develop IT services. Our focus is on delivering high quality and forward looking services to our customers and this success is a perfect example of our collaborative approach to working with the NHS and the wider public sector. We very much look forward to working together.”

For more information about the Trust visit www.southwestyorkshire.nhs.uk

NHS Trust enhances IT services to support care

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