Acquisition of Servelec announced

The Access Group, a provider of business management software and solutions, has announced the acquisition of Servelec.

The move forms part of its vision to fully join up services across health and local government, to offer integrated services, combining the tools from Access that includes care management, auditing, people planning, care planning and compliance, with the solutions from Servelec that span social care, healthcare, education and youth services.

Access supports over 47,000 organisations across commercial and not-for-profit sectors with a view to become more “productive and efficient”, and said the acquisition gives the company the opportunity to integrate systems and data right across the health and social care sector.

Servelec CEO Ian Crichton is stepping down, with Steve Sawyer, Managing Director of The Access Group’s health and social care division, to lead the business, supported by Servelec’s existing leadership team, including Steve Wightman, Healthcare Managing Director, and David McKinney, Local Government Managing Director.

The company last month announced the acquisition of Elemental Software, a company specialising in social prescribing technology, which will continue to be led by co-founders Jennifer Neff and Leeann Monk-Ozgul.

Steve Sawyer commented on the news: “Through the use of our technology and services, Access’ purpose is to support customers with the freedom to deliver outstanding care. Combined with Servelec’s focus on improving lives with technology that matters, and Elemental’s work to reduce health inequalities through the social prescribing movement, we have the opportunity to make a real difference together.

“Aligned to the government’s strategy for integrated health and social care, this deal will help us create better outcomes for clinicians, social care professionals and other care providers, plus the people they support.

“From the point of first need through to the delivery and monitoring of services, we aim to provide more efficient, cost-effective services, help the NHS and local government track and plan for long-term challenges, and provide a continuous integrated view of a person’s health and social care journey.”