SCC awarded contract to work with HSCIC to provide specialist printers across NHS
SCC has been awarded a three-year contract to work with the Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC) to provide specialist Smartcard printers across its NHS estate.
HSCIC, the national provider of information, data and IT systems for health and social care wanted to refresh and modernise its existing estate of Smartcard printers.
SCC, Europe’s principal IT services business, has been selected to implement the solution, in partnership with Essentra Security, Europe’s leading provider of ID solutions, which will enable improved healthcare service delivery.
The Smartcard printers are used for authorising and issuing ID Smartcards to staff who need to access secure NHS systems, and the contract will run over a three-year period with two options to extend by 12 months.
The Magicard Enduro+ custom printer has been tested during a thorough evaluation period, and successfully integrated into a new card management system developed by HSCIC as part of the Care Identity Services programme.
From April 2015, the printers will start to be rolled out across all regional health service establishments throughout England and Wales following a successful evaluation period using the Magicard Enduro+ custom printer.
Pat McIntosh, SCC’s Head of Healthcare and Education, said: “SCC is delighted to have won this contract and we’re looking forward to helping HSCIC achieve much higher levels of operational efficiency.
“It’s an important time for the healthcare sector and SCC continues to play a vital part in driving innovation across the NHS.”
Simon Jones, General Manager of Essentra Security, added: "We are very pleased to have this opportunity to work with HSCIC and to be able to use our supply chain management expertise in order to contribute to the successful fulfilment of this prestigious project.
"We are confident that by working with SCC, Europe’s largest independent technology solutions provider, and Ultra ID, whose products are trusted worldwide, we will be able to deliver the efficiency benefits sought by HSCIC.”
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