NHS South West London has chosen Sollis’s clinical commissioning suite to help it deliver commissioning support.

The cluster is responsible for providing acute care contracting and commissioning support to five primary care trusts, four of which were already using some Sollis solutions.

It now plans to create a South London informatics data warehouse to provide support to clinical commissioning groups.

The new deal means PCTs and ultimately CCGs in Richmond and Twickenham, Kingston, Sutton and Merton, and Croydon will continue to use the Sollis solutions. And CCGs in the Wandsworth PCT area will start to use Sollis for the first time.

Phil Trickey, director of informatics at NHS South West London, said the Sollis deal was a key component in the data warehousing strategy and would support the cluster in providing more effective monitoring and management of acute contracts.

He added: “Furthermore it provides a foundation on which we can build other important informatics services for our emerging clinical commissioning groups such as risk stratification.”

The agreement with Sollis means the cluster will use Sollis’s performance and contract management solutions and its acute invoice validation software across the patch.

NHS South West London also aims to roll out a clinical commissioning dashboard and primary care dataset developed by Sollis for use in Croydon.

The software captures Secondary Uses Service data and primary care data to provide business intelligence to support the management of diabetes. However, Sollis believes it can be used for the management of all long term conditions.

Nigel Slone, managing director of Sollis, told EHI Primary Care that the deal meant commissioners in South West London would be able to benefit from a single, fully integrated commissioning support solution.

He said: “This contract represents an exciting opportunity for Sollis to do what we do best: delivering intelligent information that puts commissioners in control.”

He said the partnership with NHS South West London covered ‘transactional’ aspects of commissioning such as acute invoice validation and ‘transformational’ aspects such as risk stratification and clinical dashboards.

He added: “Together we put commissioners in control of budgets and finance and we deliver actionable data to help deliver better patient outcomes and experiences.”