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NHS Trust moves to cloud-first approach

Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Trust has joined forces with ANS Group in order to transform and future-proof its digital infrastructure with a managed public cloud solution.

The trust, which is the largest specialist heart and lung centre in the UK and operates in two sites in west London, has partnered with the cloud and managed services provider to realise its ambition of becoming cloud-first, without any on-premise legacy hardware.

The partnership has helped the trust to streamline its internal processes, speed up its networks and improve the experience of patients.

ANS Group is offering operational support as well as a managed public cloud service to the trust. By having the ability to spin up new environments in under an hour, the trust has become more efficient in the way it works. For example, staff can now rapidly place orders for new healthcare equipment and stock so that it is possible to get services to patients more quickly.

Joanna Smith, CIO at Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Trust, said: “We’ve undertaken a significant shift in our IT strategy. It hasn’t just been a matter of getting rid of our old IT systems, but changing the mindset of our teams, too.

“ANS has played a fundamental role in our digital transformation and its operational support has been vital in our transition to a cloud-first IT infrastructure, which is enabling us to continue to provide the best possible patient care.”

Joe Wolski, CTO at ANS Group, added: “An increasing number of healthcare organisations are recognising the ability of technology to facilitate the provision of effective healthcare, and we’re proud to be supporting such a forward-thinking trust in its cloud journey.

“We recognise that taking on a project of this size isn’t just a matter of switching physical infrastructure. It’s about supporting teams during and after such a rapid change, and a seamless transition is vital to the continuation of life-saving patient care.”