Capita awarded 5yr contract to deliver network connectivity to NHS in Essex

Capita has been selected by Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (EPUT) to deliver wide area connectivity (WAN) to over 400 NHS sites in the Essex region.

The five-year contract is worth £5.7 million, with the new service starting in September 2018, with a 12-month implementation from Autumn 2018.

The award of this contract will see EPUT moving to the Health and Social Care Network
(HSCN) from the legacy N3 network. Capita will deliver connectivity between hospitals, NHS clinics and GP practices.

Capita’s network solution will provide over 400 sites with increased bandwidth, and more efficient access to the NHS N3 legacy applications and the Internet. With their secure
network this will deliver lower running costs as well as potential value-added services
including NHS Wi-Fi, Secure Remote Access and Voice.

Joe Hemming, executive officer, Capita IT & Networks, said: “Capita is an experienced
provider of IT networks and this contract further reinforces our strategy. We look forward to
using our technology capabilities to add value and efficiencies for NHS sites across the

Mark Madden, Executive Chief Finance Officer and Resources Officer, Essex
Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust, said: “We need a reliable and robust
connectivity solution to deliver enhanced connectivity. We are confident that this
implementation will enhance the user-experience for our employees and enable greater
interaction and sharing of resources between our sites in the Essex region.”