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NHS Education for Scotland’s digital transformation aims for ‘everything as a service’

derek du preez | diginomica | 5 november 2015

PA’s digital expertise is highlighted in an article in Diginomica. The article talks about NHS Education for Scotland, one of the core special health boards that is responsible for providing learning services to all NHS Scotland staff.

The article explains that NES is undergoing a digital transformation that seeks to dismantle ageing silos of information and to bring everything together ‘as a service’.

NES’s IT director Chris Wroath explains that the organisation’s problems are common amongst other organisations that have yet to become ‘digital’. He goes on to explain that NES has been structured around disparate systems that didn’t allow for it to provide a holistic approach to services or education for NHS staff. 

Chris explains: “We got ourselves into the position of knowing that that was the problem was, the data was locked inside the information systems. The executive team knew we had a problem, but they didn’t know how to resolve it. They’re not information people.”

Commenting on PA’s work, he says: “PA Consulting came in and did a really good job of crystallising it, they told us we needed a digital transformation, that we needed to have a single unified vision, that we needed technical leadership.”

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