As the sole provider of blood and organs to UK hospitals, NHS Blood and Transplant delivers an essential service, saving lives on a daily basis.
At any given time, NHSBT employees need visibility of exactly where blood products are, exactly where they’ve been and exactly who they’ve gone to, so it is critical that staff are equipped with technology that allows them to access this information in a timely manner.
With a view to become asset-free in the next 3-5 years, NHSBT recently underwent a large scale transformational project to move away from their legacy infrastructure and begin transitioning services into the cloud.
To support this, SCC, Europe’s largest independent IT solutions provider, teamed up with HP Inc. to design and execute a solution to refresh their desktop estate and provide futureproof technology to support desktop modernisation.
The introduction of HP Elite 1012 devices enables NHSBT staff to seamlessly switch between tablet and laptop mode, allowing them to securely access information and applications from the cloud, even when on the move.
Using HP’s T630 thin client devices, NHSBT employees can now connect to SCC’s secure cloud network to remotely access their desktop applications from any device. This increased business mobility aims to improve efficiencies across the infrastructure.
The whole project is funded using SCC’s Flex Start finance scheme, reducing the total cost of ownership. Flex Start simplifies the purchasing process by consolidating all invoices for purchased equipment into one predictable quarterly statement, reducing administration and making it easier to audit.
Following a successful hardware rollout, SCC provides ongoing managed services, with teams of HP accredited device experts on hand to provide maintenance to all NHSBT sites across the UK and 24×7 support from SCC’s award winning customer service centre.
The 30 year partnership between SCC and HP Inc. combines SCC’s end to end technology solutions and secure cloud services, with industry-leading HP devices to provide NHSBT with the technology they need to support the delivery of services which save lives.
We spoke to Business Review Europe about how technology is helping NHS Blood and Transplant to become more connected and ultimately save more lives. Click here to read the full digital edition.