The National Health Service (NHS) is the UK's biggest employer
with 1.4 million staff. With its remit of providing a broad
range of healthcare services, the NHS holds a vast amount of
sensitive data about UK citizens. As a result, the
organisation must be fit and agile enough to deliver joined up
services and deal with threats posed by abusers of the system.
Recognising this, along with a fall in NHS productivity between
2000 and 2010, the Government published its white paper called
'Equity and Excellence – Liberating the NHS' in July 2010. In it, a
number of key reforms were detailed, which were designed to give
greater power to GPs to commission patient care, and promote
patient choice and provider competition, in order to deliver a
higher quality and more efficient health service.
The subsequent Comprehensive Spending Review, published in
October 2010, set out NHS reforms in further detail including
the abolition of Primary Care Trusts and Strategic Health
Authorities by 2013, with the objective of "removing whole tiers of
NHS management, saving money and empowering frontline
Having worked with NHS
trusts across all care settings, Vega has the experience
and domain knowledge required to support the NHS's transformation
and delivery of required efficiencies. Our previous engagements include
organisational re-design, business case analysis, procurement
support and agile delivery of ICT infrastructure and systems.
Additionally, we provide specialist
data handling, data
privacy audits, and information assurance support to ensure the NHS
is able to deliver joined up services in a secure way.
Vega's proven ability to support
government efficiency has long been recognised by the company’s
continued status as an approved public sector supplier. Vega is
qualified under the Buying Solutions framework agreement, and our
services have been available through this framework, and that of
its predecessors, for over a decade.
Contact Vega for more information about
our work with health organisations