Delivering digital transformation in the NHS
The NHS is undergoing an unprecedented review and transformation programme as it implements initiatives such as the Five Year Forward View, the move to a paperless service and working with the community to support Sustainability and Transformation Plans. IT is a key enabler of these changes and Fordway has been working at the heart of NHS IT for many years, delivering successful transformation projects for Trusts across the UK.
We work closely with NHS organisations and their other IT partners, supporting in-house teams and de-risking projects to ensure that they deliver the desired outcome. As the programme manager at a Commissioning Support Unit points out, our experience in the sector makes us a safe pair of hands, and our breadth and depth of infrastructure knowledge enables us to suggest innovative solutions which save customers money. We are used to working to tight timescales and using our many years’ experience to find solutions to whatever issues may arise in working with legacy systems and large volumes of data.
Many NHS organisations are now considering moving services to the cloud, which is in essence just another IT transformation project. We offer a range of cloud services from our two secure UK data centres, while our Cloud Intermediation Services provide strategic consultancy to help you assess the most appropriate solution for your needs and budget.
Our customers include Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board, Central London Community Healthcare, University Hospitals Coventry & Warwick NHS Trust, Greater East Midlands Commissioning Support Unit, Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust, North Devon Healthcare, Wirral University Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and many others.
“We were looking for advice on best practice as well as help with specifics such as handling the complexity of embedded documents and locations. Fordway’s consultant was very professional and was able to provide everything we asked for, from advice on process to assistance with scripting to help us get started. It was reassuring to work with someone who’d done it before. As a result we’re confident that we’ve begun the project in the right way and will be able to complete it efficiently.”
Ivan Parish, Technical Services Manager, Wirral University Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
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