COMMERCIAL: PCTs in West Yorkshire, with the strategic health authority, have engaged consultants to help look at rationalising their data centre services.

Channel 3 Consulting won a contract to help review and rationalise the IT service.

NHS Yorkshire and the Humber assistant information officer Dave Lang said: “Having worked with Channel 3 previously I know that they bring a wealth of NHS experience that many other consultancy organisations do not have.”

NHS Calderdale, Kirklees, Wakefield District Cluster director of performance Peter Flynn said: “This work will identify when individual organisations within NHS Yorkshire and the Humber will be able to take advantage of a quality solution in a time frame that suits each organisation. As such this approach is very welcome.”

Paul Manvell, chief operating officer at Channel 3 Consulting, added: “We are delighted to be working with NHS Yorkshire and the Humber to help position them for the future, increase service levels and reduce costs by rationalising their data centre provision. We will consider a number of innovative options to ensure the SHA have the intelligence required to procure the best fit solution.”