COMMERCIAL: Outsourcing firm Capita Group has announced it has been appointed as preferred provider of human resources, payroll, and recruitment services for up to 12 NHS organisations in north Mersey.

The seven year contract is worth up to £27m, and includes an option to extend for a further three years, a statement from the group said.

It added that the deal “is expected to involve the TUPE transfer of up to 150 employees to Capita and the set up of new shared service centre based in Liverpool”.

A Capita spokeswoman said trusts involved in the NHS North Mersey HR collaboration included:

  • Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust
  • Liverpool Primary Care Trust
  • NHS Liverpool Community Health NHS Trust
  • Liverpool Women’s NHS Foundation Trust
  • Mersey Care NHS Trust
  • Southport and Ormskirk NHS Trust
  • NHS Sefton (PCT)
  • Clatterbridge Centre for Oncology NHS Foundation Trust
  • Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust
  • Liverpool Heart and Chest NHS Foundation Trust
  • Aintree University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • The Walton Centre NHS Foundation Trust