COMMERCIAL: Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust has awarded a seven-year contract to Stalis Ltd to supply a new patient administration system.

The Stalis system will replace the FT’s current McKesson PAS. The new system is powered by Silverlink PAS, which is currently operational in 11 NHS trusts.

FT chief executive Jim Mackey said: “The implementation… represents a major stage in our information management and technology strategy to build an electronic health record. We are pleased to partner with Stalis in this development and with the locally-based team at Silverlink.”