Novosco completes first stage of multi-million NHS contract

  • Belfast-based tech firm Novosco has completed the first phase of a multi-million pound project for one of the largest NHS trusts in the UK.

    In June 2018 Novosco secured the £107m contract to manage IT infrastructure and support services for Cambridge University Hospitals (CUH) NHS Foundation Trust. It runs Addenbrooke and The Rosie's hospitals.

    Novosco - which was recently acquired by Munich-based CANCOM Group - is now the trust’s primary IT infrastructure service and support supplier.

    The IT company announced it had "safely and successfully delivered operational service commencement by November 2019, both on time and on budget".

    Novosco is now providing a range of services to support CUH’s eHospital ‘digital maturity’ programme and its electronic patient record system, Epic.

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    CUH is one of the 16 Global Digital Exemplar (GDE) trusts selected by NHS England for its digital excellence and maturity.

    A Global Digital Exemplar is an NHS provider recognised for delivering improvements in the quality of care through the world-class use of digital technologies and information. Exemplars share lessons and experiences through the creation of blueprints to enable other trusts to follow in their footsteps as quickly and effectively as possible.

    Novosco has other UK NHS trusts as clients such as Clatterbridge Cancer Centre NHS Foundation Trust and Liverpool Women’s NHS Foundation Trust.

    The company’s managing director John Lennon was “extremely pleased to have delivered operational service commencement on schedule and within budget” adding:  “We look forward to working closely with the CUH team to support them by providing world-class IT services that will help the trust continue to deliver sustainable, efficient and effective care for its patients at Addenbrooke’s and the Rosie maternity hospital.”

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    CUH’s director of Digital Dr Afzal Chaudhry commented: “Our partnership with Novosco will enable us to further develop and extend the capabilities of our digital services over the years to come, bringing further benefits to our patients and to our hospital staff and healthcare partners.”

    In November, Novosco also announced that it had launched its dedicated security operations centre (SOC) in Belfast and created 12 new jobs to operate it following a half million-pound investment. The new centre, based at the company’s headquarters in Catalyst Inc will enable the firm to provide specialist IT security services to organisations across the UK and Ireland.

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