Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust secures crucial IT budget with a readiness assessment from ANS Group

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Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust has partnered with leading cloud service provider, ANS Group, to build a robust business case enabling the trust to secure the budget to deliver transformational IT Services to its patients.

The trust, which provides general acute and emergency services to approximately 240,000 people across Wiltshire, Dorset, and Hampshire, was being restricted by its legacy infrastructure stack and therefore looking for ways to assess, transform and modernise its infrastructure services.

Building on their existing relationship with ANS, the trust engaged the cloud service provider to undertake an independent strategic recommendation, accompanied by a full business case to evidence the investment. ANS agnostically assessed the options available, and modelled these for technical, operational and commercial performance. Following the assessment, the trust was able to secure a significant IT budget while continuing to improve their services at a reduced cost.

Andy Cowling, Director of Informatics at Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust said: “The readiness assessment carried out by ANS has been invaluable to the trust. ANS were able to analyse our entire infrastructure and highlight potential adjustments that will enhance the way we deliver our life-saving services to the local community.”

“We’re looking forward to working closely with ANS and seeing tangible results from this partnership.”

Andy Barrow, CTO at ANS Group commented: “Organisations which invest in ANS readiness assessments, are typically able to secure a transformation budget 98% greater.  So it’s clearly beneficial to carry out assessments like these in the first instance. Analysing existing IT infrastructure with a fine-tooth comb enables us to identify what an organisation needs to do to take advantage of more digitally-advanced IT solutions.

“Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust has fully embraced this process and has the foresight to see how much of an impact the outcomes of this assessment can have on the organisation. Once the right infrastructure is in place, the trust will be able to become more efficient in delivering excellent care too even more patients.”