Press Release: 11. May 2011

Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health Trust and HP sign agreement to improve patient care

Today (Wednesday 11 May) Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust and HP (NYSE: HPQ) announce that they have signed an agreement to improve patient care, boost efficiency and create savings for the NHS organisation over the five to seven years of the contract.

Under the agreement, HP will modernise the Trust’s technology environment to enable its workforce to work more flexibly and effectively, and deliver improved mental and physical healthcare in both inpatient and community services. HP will assist the Trust in delivering real business change which will benefit the 800,000 people the Trust serves across North London. Healthcare services will be able to be delivered more flexibly and nearer to those that need it.

HP Enterprise Services will deliver a range of outsourced services to support a fully managed desktop including applications hosting, network management, state-of-the-art data centre services and remote support services to help the Trust achieve its clinical aims.

The Trust already uses HP servers, storage and networking, and is now the first UK NHS Trust to take advantage of HP’s services solutions through Buying Solutions’ Desktop21 framework agreement. This framework provides the NHS, and other government bodies, with a simplified approach to procurement of desktop and related services which could save the NHS millions of pounds on its IT spend thus helping to free cash for direct patient care.

“The clinical lead for this major investment has been our Medical Director, Dr Pete Sudbury to ensure that our new IT environment supports our aim to provide excellent healthcare services to the people of North London. Having reliable, cutting edge information technology is an essential element of our clinical strategy for excellence”, said Maria Kane, Chief Executive of the Trust. “The Desktop 21 framework enables us to procure IT services faster and more easily and HP’s experience in transforming and managing technology will help us move forward with our clinical improvements more quickly and with minimum risk.”

HP will streamline the Trust’s technology environment to deliver clear, measurable service improvements and will give users ‘anything, anytime, anywhere’ access from PCs, laptops, PDAs and tablets with unified communications capability. Integrity and security of information will be ensured by dual redundant data centres and centralised upgrading of software will maintain the most up-to-date protection across the Trust’s technology infrastructure.

“Barnet Enfield and Haringey Mental Health Trust is looking for ways to significantly improve the quality of care, increase the flexibility of its workforce and secure both short and long-term savings,” said Graham Lay, vice president, Government, Transport & Healthcare, HP Enterprise Services, UK & Ireland. “This is a strategic contract for HP Enterprise Services which will be delivered under the Desktop 21 framework as part of HP’s wider commitment to delivering efficiencies to Government. HP will significantly transform the Trust’s current IT services and work with the Trust to deliver a range of healthcare business solutions which will meet their changing business needs.”

HP will use its state-of the-art and green data centre facility in Wynyard with support services being provided from HP’s centre in Peterlee and network management from Sheffield. HP Financial Services will also deliver leasing and lifecycle asset management services.

About Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust
Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust is working towards becoming a NHS Foundation Trust in 2011 so that it will have the freedoms to improve services by being directly accountable to service users, their carers, local people and our staff. For more information about the Trust please go to

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