Clanwilliam Group has added another established NHS technology provider to its cadre, in a drive to support digitisation ambitions across the UK health service.
Medisec Software, which has been working with NHS organisations for 25 years to digitise clinical correspondence and dictation, has been acquired by Clanwilliam Group. It has become the 13th healthcare technology company to join the group in the last three years.
Some 15,000 primary and secondary healthcare professionals in England currently rely on Medisec products. This includes a number of prominent NHS organisations in the Midlands and North of England working with the technology specialist to help improve care efficiency and speed up crucial information flows.
Being part of Clanwilliam Group will help Medisec to spread its reach to other parts of the country, whilst at the same time retaining its organisational independence to allow the company to continue to provide a consistent service to its existing strong base of customers in the NHS.
Current customers include high profile foundation trust hospitals such as Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust and City Hospitals Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust, and a range of other organisations across different care settings, which collectively generate more than 5 million documents every year using Medisec technology.
Ceri Rothwell, managing director at Medisec Software, said: “This is a tremendous opportunity to expand and improve the ways we support the NHS, at a crucial time of digital transformation in the health service.
“Joining Clanwilliam Group will allow Medisec to access a huge wealth of experience, technical expertise and resource as we work alongside other health technology providers in the group, exploring integration and collaboration opportunities. At the same time we will retain our distinct leadership, our experienced teams and the trusted brand that Medisec customers rely on.”
All Medisec customers can expect business as usual for contracts, support and contact information, which will all remain unchanged following the acquisition. It is also anticipated collaboration with the expansive network in the group will help to significantly boost Medisec’s product development into the future.
Other businesses within Clanwilliam Group include Bluespier, Maxwell Stanley Consulting, Clanwilliam Health, Toniq, Medical Business Systems, Medical Management Services, Claimsure and Epic Solutions.
The group has so far invested £9.5m into technology companies serving the NHS within the last 14 months. This includes Bluespier, which provides trusts with theatre management systems and clinical software, and Maxwell Stanley Consulting, a specialist consultancy firm that helps NHS organisations enhance patient information and financial outcomes through tailored services across clinical coding departments.
Businesses under Clanwilliam Group are now helping to reduce the deficit in NHS trusts by approximately £14m annually.
Howard Beggs, CEO of Clanwilliam Group said: “Clanwilliam Group’s growth strategy across the UK is to actively develop a group of highly synergistic healthcare technology and services businesses. We back leadership, and select companies who are already driving innovation in the healthcare industry and which, with the right support, have the potential to transform the healthcare landscape even further.
“All companies within the group remain independently committed to developing their respective flagship products and services, but as part of Clanwilliam Group, each benefits from synergies of shared knowledge and expertise, that can in turn be passed on to customers and ultimately patients.
“Medisec Software is an instant fit, providing cleverly integrated technologies with a long-term commitment to helping NHS organisations through their digital transformation. We are looking forward to working with Ceri and her team to build on the success already achieved.”
The acquisition of Medisec Software by Clanwilliam Group was brokered by Benchmark International.
More information on Medisec can be found at www.medisecsoftware.co.uk.