NHS trust

Providing “a communications ecosystem” – Royal Marsden contracts unified communications infrastructure

The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust has signed a five-year deal with Atos to modernise its communications infrastructure and install hybrid, cloud-based technologies.

The programme involves upgrades to The Royal Marsden’s legacy systems, the introduction of a communication solution to support flexible working, including cloud paging and “new platforms and technologies to support the transformation”.

Atos will also support Teams integration and unified communications for static and mobile workers.

Commenting on the programme, David Newey, interim chief information officer at The Royal Marsden NHS FT, said: “Unified communications services are critical to supporting both staff and patients, particularly in an age of hybrid working.

“By modernising our legacy technology across our patient and research facilities, Atos will help to drive significant functionality improvements, while ensuring that we continue our role as a leading innovator in cancer care and treatment within the UK and beyond.”

Samantha Jones, senior Vice President of Atos UK, added that the project will “provide a communications ecosystem” to support staff and researchers “with access to fully integrated tools to communicate and collaborate.”

HTN last reported on The Royal Marsden in March, when the trust went live with an electronic patient record system.

Prior to the EPR go-live, we reported on a study with The Royal Marsden, Institute of Cancer Research and ICL, that is using AI in identifying risk of cancer returning.