Why Softcat for healthcare IT?

Since becoming an accredited supplier under the Crown Commercial Service, Softcat has worked with a broad range of UK health authorities helping them to acquire and deploy new healthcare technology in line with NHS Connecting for Health initiatives.

We are experienced in the NHS Infrastructure Maturity Model (NIMM) and understand its importance to transformation. Our dedicated NHS team has expertise delivering innovative healthcare IT solutions from a variety of disciplines including Cloud, Converged Infrastructure and IT consumerisation helping many trusts meet key QIPP (Quality, Innovation, Productivity and Prevention) objectives.

With central funding from NPfIT now non-existent, NHS Trusts have the challenge of delivering more with less, whilst clinical teams increasingly depend on healthcare IT to provide day-to-day care. Softcat make a significant effort to understand these issues which affect our healthcare clients, enabling our team to put forward healthcare IT solutions that will work efficiently with a customer’s own objectives. 

Microsoft's healthcare technology

Following the expiry of the NHS-wide Microsoft Enterprise Agreement in May 2010, Softcat have been partnering with our healthcare clients to manage the transition from PSA09/PSA12 to the Cloud Transformation Arrangements. Through our consultative and cost saving approach over 200 NHS customers have entered into agreements with Softcat and this number continues to grow.

With a large dedicated team of Public Sector Microsoft consultants and our heritage in delivering and managing complex Microsoft license solutions, we are well positioned to support the NHS in the acquisition and deployment of Microsoft-based healthcare IT systems. Our complementary Asset Management services also remove the complexity surrounding software licensing, and ensure that real value is realised from investments.

Tailored healthcare IT solutions and frameworks

Softcat has built a highly experienced team of NHS experts delivering IT solutions through various government and specialist NHS buying frameworks, such as NOE CPC / SBS LINK IT Hardware & Services framework and NHS SBS Server and Storage framework. Softcat’s customers value our knowledge of the unique clinical IT systems that they manage. We understand how underlying infrastructure can be efficiently utilised to provide the reliability and resilience essential in the operation of a hospital or clinical support unit.

In addition to Softcat’s core offering, we work with specialist providers to deliver a wide range of solutions, including:

  • EPR / PAS Solutions
  • PACS systems, and the complex underlying storage infrastructure
  • BYOD and agile working
  • Bed Management solutions

Healthcare IT frameworks

We're accredited under the following healthcare technology agreements:

  • Crown Commercial Service (CCS) Technology Products 2 framework (RM3733)
  • Crown Commercial Service (CCS) Technology Services 2 framework (RM3804)
  • Crown Commercial Service (CCS) Corporate Software Solutions framework (RM1042)
  • Crown Commercial Service (CCS) G-Cloud 9 framework (RM1557ix)
  • NHS SBS LINK: Solutions IT framework
  • Health Trust Europe ICT Solutions framework (HTE-01525)
  • NPS Wales Framework Agreement for the Supply of IT Products and Services (NPS-ICT-0019-15)
  • KCS Agreement for the Supply of Interactive AV & IT Hardware Solutions and Consultancy (Y16019)
  • KCS Software Products and Associated Services framework (Y17038)
  • NHS SBS / NOE CPC LINK 2: IT Hardware and Services framework
  • NoE CPC Infrastructure Hardware and Services framework