A group of Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) across Hampshire and the Isle of Wight have selected Healthcare Computing, in partnership with NHS Arden & Greater East Midlands Commissioning Support Unit (Arden & GEM) to provide GP IT support services.

The contract, which goes live in July 2021, will run for five years with an option to extend for a further two years. The lead contracting authority is NHS North Hampshire CCG on behalf of NHS Fareham and Gosport CCG, NHS Isle of Wight CCG, NHS Portsmouth CCG, NHS Southampton CCG, NHS South Eastern Hampshire CCG and NHS West Hampshire CCG.

The appointment covers the provision of support to 228 GP sites with services including: IT support and service desk, IT equipment and asset management, software and licence management, NHS Mail administration and support, IT infrastructure, server management, clinical systems, cyber security, information governance as well as management of the Health and Social Care Network (including Wi-Fi).

Nigel Cullumbine, director of IT at Arden & GEM said: “We are delighted that our partnership with Healthcare Computing has been chosen to deliver GP IT services for the Hampshire and Isle of Wight population.

“Our combined GP IT expertise, knowledge and scale provides an opportunity to deliver value, best practice and innovation, and will act as an enabler for meeting local priorities and transitioning to more integrated models of care.”