BT appointed for £10m digital health data project

Written by Colin Marrs on 29 January 2016 in News
News

London Borough of Islington has approved the appointment of a supplier to deliver an ICT solution to join up social and health care records in a contract worth £10m.

The council, in conjunctions with local health organisations, has appointed BT to the programme, named Integrated Digital Care Record and Personal Held Record Programme for a period of five years.

The initiative has been introduced after the council, along with Islington Clinical Commissioning Group and Whittington Health succeeded in a joint bid to secure ‘pioneer’ status as part of the Department of Health’s programme to transform health and care delivery.

A council report discussed by councillors said: “In order to make a difference, ensure the CCG delivers the digital vision set out by the Department of Health in 2012 and take forward our Pioneer plans to integrate care across our partners Islington must transform the use and publication of information to patients, residents, clinicians and other staff in health and social care.”


Related content

Round table - Big Data in health organisations
Meeting the Government Digital Service’s guidelines for Microsoft Office 365


The aim is to create a health and social care record, giving citizens control over allowing access to providers. The data held on the system will also allow easier exchange of information between different organisations.

The contract signed relates only to the development of software and hosted database services and does not directly cover the employment of staff.

According to council officers, the business case shows both social and economic benefits through more efficient processes and systems.

BT beat off bids from seven other suppliers to win the tender, which is worth £8.5m plus VAT. The council said this was divided into a £3.65m build cost and £4.85m running costs of around £1m per year.

Share this page

Tags

CONTRIBUTIONS FROM READERS

Please login to post a comment or register for a free account.

Related Articles

EXCL: Wall of silence surrounds plan for nationwide collection of citizens’ internet records
26 May 2022

Online notice reveals controversial trials are to be expanded into a national service – about which government, law enforcement, watchdogs and all the UK’s major ISPs declined to answer questions...

‘Remote monitoring and virtual wards’ – Javid unveils NHS tech transformation plan to clear Covid backlogs
29 June 2022

Health secretary claims that use of NHS app is ‘at the heart of’ strategy to reform health service

Government urged to commit to devolution to drive innovation and levelling-up
29 June 2022

Think tank report identifies benefits of city mayors, but finds many local officials are frustrated with current interactions with Whitehall

Government seeks ‘better outcomes’ by linking data on homelessness, crime and addiction
27 June 2022

MoJ-led series of pilot programmes aim to better connect information to improve outcomes for those with complex needs