NHS Trust lays foundations for digital transformation

07 March 2018

The Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust is overhauling its digital operations and preparing for future growth with the help of a new network solution from ANS Group.

Based in north west London at the Tavistock Centre and Portman Clinic, the trust provides medical training and education as well as mental health services at locations across South East England and beyond.

ANS says it is implementing a scalable Cisco LAN and has also signed a five-year, fully managed service contract worth more than half a million pounds with the trust.

The new fully-managed network will underpin both student and patient record systems. ANS says it will help to speed up checking-in processes, as well as enabling remote patient care and trust-wide scheduling.

The company adds that its “resilient” network together with round-the-clock performance monitoring will support the healthcare organisation as it expands its services over the next five years and starts to execute its digitally-enabled transformation strategy. It will also support the trust’s move to a new site.

Commenting on the partnership, David Wyndham-Lewis, director of transformation and technology at The Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust, says: “As a rapidly growing trust, we quickly identified the need to invest in state-of-the-art network infrastructure, in order to future-proof our operations and provide the best possible service to our patients and students.”