Dear West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust,

Please confirm the following pieces of information:

• Who is the Trust's current supplier for their Electronic Patient Record?
• What are the contract start and end dates for the Electronic Patient Record?
• Who is the Trust's current supplier for their Patient Administration System?
• What are the contract start and end dates for the Patient Administration System?
• When is the trust due to start looking to re-procure their clinical systems?
• Who supplies the Trust's integration system?
• How often does the Trust evaluate their Clinical Systems?
• Please supply a copy of the Trust’s latest Digital Strategy
• How regularly does the Trust review their Digital Strategy?
• Who is the Trust's current Chief Clinical Information Officer?
• Who is the Trust’s current CIO/ IT Director?
• Which member of the board is responsible for IT?
• Please provide an organisation chart for the trust’s IM&T department
• Please provide a link to the trust’s latest Board Assurance Framework
• Which member of the Trust is the SRO for the STP engagements?
• What proportion of the Trust’s IM&T Department is made up of interim staff and permanent staff?
• How many beds does the trust have?
• How many staff does the trust employ?
• What is the trust’s current NHSI Rating via the NHS Oversight Framework?
• What is the trust’s current Digital Maturity Score?
• Does the trust outsource their IT services to an external provider, if so please provide details of provider and contract dates
• Is the Trust looking to migrate to the cloud in the next 2 years?
• Is the Trust considering their options of outsourcing their IT Services in the next 3 years?

Many Thanks
Yours faithfully,

Kyle Preston

FOI, West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust

Freedom of Information Request Acknowledgement

Thank you for your request which was received by us on 7th November 2019.

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FOI Team

T: 01284 712941 | Ext: 2941

West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust
Hardwick Lane|Bury St Edmunds|SUFFOLK|IP33 2QZ

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FOI, West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust

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Dear Kyle Preston,

I am writing to confirm that the West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust has now completed its search for the information which you requested on 7th November 2019.

• Who is the Trust's current supplier for their Electronic Patient Record?
Cerner Corporation

• What are the contract start and end dates for the Electronic Patient Record?
May 2014 to April 2024 with an option to extend for a further 10 years

• Who is the Trust's current supplier for their Patient Administration System?
It is part of the EPR (see above)

• What are the contract start and end dates for the Patient Administration System?
As above

• When is the trust due to start looking to re-procure their clinical systems?
The Trust goes to procurement for clinical systems on a case by case basis usually around 12 months before the individual contract is due to expire.

• Who supplies the Trust's integration system?
Orion Health

• How often does the Trust evaluate their Clinical Systems?
As part of the Trust Digital Programme systems are reviewed either 12 months prior to contract end or where a change in functionality is desired

• Please supply a copy of the Trust’s latest Digital Strategy • How regularly does the Trust review their Digital Strategy?
Copy Attached. The Strategy is written for a 3 year period but reviewed annually.

• Who is the Trust's current Chief Clinical Information Officer?
Mr Dermot O’Riordan

• Who is the Trust’s current CIO/ IT Director?
Michael Bone

• Which member of the board is responsible for IT?
Craig Black, CFO

• Please provide an organisation chart for the trust’s IM&T department • Please provide a link to the trust’s latest Board Assurance Framework • Which member of the Trust is the SRO for the STP engagements?
As attached

• What proportion of the Trust’s IM&T Department is made up of interim staff and permanent staff?
68 Permanent and 8 contract staff in IT, plus 14 Permanent Staff and 4 Contractors in IM

• How many beds does the trust have?
432

• How many staff does the trust employ?
Circa. 4000

• What is the trust’s current NHSI Rating via the NHS Oversight Framework?
Unknown

• What is the trust’s current Digital Maturity Score?
78

• Does the trust outsource their IT services to an external provider, if so please provide details of provider and contract dates • Is the Trust looking to migrate to the cloud in the next 2 years?
• Is the Trust considering their options of outsourcing their IT Services in the next 3 years?
IT is not outsourced and the Trust has no desire to engage in IT outsourcing at this time.
The EPR (see above) is delivered SaaS.
In every business case Cloud is on option and is evaluated on a case by case basis

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Kind regards

Emily Speare
FOI & IG Support Officer

T: 01284 712941 | Ext: 2941

West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust
Hardwick Lane|Bury St Edmunds|SUFFOLK|IP33 2QZ

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