15 September 2022 News

Sheffield Health and Social Care NHS Foundation Trust awards EPR deployment partner contract to Apira

Posted on 19 July 2021

Sheffield Health and Social Care NHS Foundation Trust awards EPR deployment partner contract to Apira

Apira will be the Trust’s partner on the deployment of a multi-million-pound software roll out. The new EPR will provide clinical and non-clinical teams with improved access to patient information, making it easier for staff to access the right information at the right time. The solution will also operate beyond the SHSC by integrating with other local, regional, and national systems. This will help to improve service user safety by providing a more accurate view of every service user and the care provided to them.

“We are delighted to have been successful in our bid to become the deployment partner to Sheffield Health and Social Care, following up on our work to support SHSC with its Business Case and Procurement for an EPR Solution partner.”

Charles Skinner
Executive Chairman
Apira Ltd

“We have been working with SHSC throughout 2021 to support the Trust to prepare and move through a procurement process to select a EPR system provider. Our strong background in Mental Health which includes recent support for Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (LYPFT) to safely procure and subsequently deploy their EPR solution, place us in a great position to support SHSC. Working closely with the internal team we engaged hundreds of clinicians and service users through the process starting in May. Throughout SHSC colleagues demonstrated a strong appetite to be involved in the programme and to move onto a new EPR solution. This will build on the success SHSC have achieved through their in-house built “Insight” solution over the last seventeen years. We very much look forward to helping the Trust deploy their new EPR solution over the coming months.”

Iain Borland
Managing Consultant (and Programme Manager for the SHSC EPR Deployment Programme)

Further info.
Apira was awarded the contract for Deployment Professional Services and Consultancy, following a competition via the NHS England Health Systems Support Framework.

Apira also supported SHSC’s successful bid for funding from the NHSX Frontline Digitisation Unified Tech Fund to support the EPR Programme.

Contact details:- Rachel.pickering@apira.co.uk or david.corbett@apira.co.uk