Capita signs contract to grow NHS digital presence

Wednesday 12 November 2008

Capita signs contract to grow NHS digital presence

Capita signs contract to develop NHS digital presence.

The Capita Group Plc has signed a contract with the Department of Health to develop and deliver NHS Choices, the digital channel to connect citizens and intermediaries with the NHS. The contract is worth £60 million over three years, with an option to extend for a further two years. Service commencement will be on 12th November 2008.

Capita will be responsible for the hosting, technical and content development of the NHS online presence and related digital services. A key focus will be on ensuring innovative engagement with citizens and clinicians to support a healthier nation.

The agreement will involve the transfer of approximately 55 staff and 82 contractors from the previous provider to Capita.

Chris Sellers, Capita’s Managing Director for Health, commented: “We are delighted to have this opportunity to support NHS Choices and look forward to working with everyone involved to further develop the way the NHS connects with its citizens and clinicians online. We welcome all those transferring to Capita and will benefit greatly from their vast experience as this further strengthens our growing presence in the healthcare sector. Together we will help transform the way patients interact with clinicians and provide more efficient access to health education and self help services.”

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