System C, a UK health and social care software specialist, has appointed Nick Wilson as its new CEO.

Wilson was previously CEO at Allocate Software, an international provider of workforce and resource planning solutions in healthcare which was recently acquired by RLDatix .

He joins System C as the government aims to raise the digital capabilities of hospitals across the UK, which includes more investment in helping NHS organisations have a complete electronic patient record (EPR) system.

Wilson said: “I am looking forward to joining System C and to working with the team as we seek to continue to serve our customers and grow the business.

“Health and social care secretary, Sajid Javid, has made frontline digitisation a key priority and as the principal British provider of these services we will be very focused on responding to that challenge.”

System C’s current CEOs, Ian Denley and Markus Bolton, who co-founded the business nearly 40 years ago, will continue on the Board of System C as non-executive directors. They will now focus on the strategic activities of the company and on driving the wider System C and Graphnet Care Alliance.

System C has trebled in size over the last five years through organic growth and acquisitions such as WellSk, adding electronic pharmacy and medicines administration (EPMA).

The company has doubled the user base of its CareFlow EPR product to 30 NHS Trusts, while over half of NHS Trusts use its pharmacy systems and the company is market leader in EPMA.

Markus Bolton said: “The pace of NHS digitisation is increasing exponentially due to improved central funding and the new ICS [Integrated Care System] structures.

“System C is investing heavily and adapting rapidly to meet these new opportunities. The appointment of Nick as CEO is a key move in driving the continued growth of the business.”

As well as growing the business, System C is also currently supporting several trusts as they progress towards HIMSS EPR benchmark at levels six and seven, which has gained renewed focus from NHS England.

Ian Denley said: “We have invested over £200m in expanding the scope and depth of our hospital EPR systems and the requirements continue to grow.”

“System C celebrates its 40th birthday next year and we are looking forward to working with Nick on the next stage of its journey,” he added.