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Established in 2005 by the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) in a unique partnership with digital experts Sopra Steria, our services increase efficiency and quality, save time and money, and support world-class patient care.
Our unique joint venture means we reinvest a high percentage of revenue back into our services, allowing us to make significant capital investments at scale and at our own risk. Put simply, we invest so our clients don't have to.
The support we provide to the NHS - when and where our clients need it most - demonstrates our resilience and reliability, and has created a robust platform for a new era of co-designed services and solutions.
"Helping the NHS to save money and enhance quality so that the NHS can improve health, innovate to save lives and deliver better outcomes with care and compassion."
Helping our NHS colleagues respond to the Covid-19 pandemic, we:
- Worked with NHS England and NHS Improvement (NHSE/I) to merge 74 CCG ledgers into 18 - and on day of 'Go Live' helped move a record amount of cash (£21bn) around the NHS
- Processed more than 4,000 starters a week on behalf of NHS Professionals - an increase of more than 500%
- Helped set up the NHS Nightingale hospitals
- We worked remotely to process 164 weekly and monthly payrolls ensuring almost 400k employees across 90 different NHS organisations continued to be paid as normal
"We should use common services and build on stable and predictable platforms to help save money, reduce complexity and enable innovation."
WINNER GSA UK professional awards - Best Employee Focussed Response (to COVID-19)
WINNER GSA UK professional awards - Best Overall Company Response (to COVID-19)
WINNER Generation CFO - Team of the Year
WINNER Finance Leader of the Year, Stephen Sutcliffe, SSON Future of Finance & CFO awards 2020
WINNER Digital finance project of the year - Public Finance Awards
WINNER Business Transformation Impact Award - SSON European Awards
WINNER Efficiency savings of the year - Health Tech Awards
WINNER Excellence in Procurement Award - HCSA
WINNER Emerging Talent Award - HCSA
HIGHLY COMMENDED NHS in the North Excellence in Supply Awards
Ranked 39th 2021 UK's Best Large Workplaces™ - Great Place to Work® UK
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