What is in the new NHS agreement?
The new agreement builds on the technology foundation offered by previous agreements for NHS Mail and Windows 10 to help drive and support the adoption of these modern technology tools to improve and enhance the health care services offered by the NHS.
Matt Hancock, Secretary of State said:
“Adopting the most up to date digital tools and operating systems are crucial for a modern day NHS – allowing staff to work as efficiently as possible which will deliver even better care for patients.
“We have seen incredible, innovative uses of technology throughout the NHS during the covid-19 pandemic and this new deal with Microsoft will pave the way for that to continue by ensuring we get the basics right.”
The agreement will provide the ability to use existing NHSMail login credentials to access a wider range of online services enabling more effective and efficient communication, such as the sharing of cutting edge healthcare techniques, and also help to reduce administrative tasks that distract from patient care.
“GPs, consultants, nurses, therapists, paramedics, and support staff, will have access to services within Microsoft 365, ensuring they are able to use tools such as Microsoft Teams, which will enable staff to collaborate more effectively through instant messaging, audio and video calls. Microsoft Teams has been used across many NHS organisations to collaborate, share information securely, and support new ways of working during the COVID-19 pandemic.”
This agreement is designed to be accessible by all, no matter which stage of your digital transformation journey you are at, for example:
- Existing customers can benefit from additional discounts
- Renewing customers can adopt the latest technology
- New customers can start on their path to online and cloud services