COMMERCIAL: Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust has named a preferred bidder for a contract to provide information technology infrastructure and support.

In February, board papers said it would be working with 2e2, a specialist provider of IT services, in order to “revolutionise” its IT support.

“This includes mobile phones and other mobile devices; land lines; laptops, desktops and main servers; the IT network; video-conferencing; support for all applications including our website, intranet, performance and clinical information systems; and all helpdesk functions,” a board report said.

It added: “The services we receive will start to improve from April 2012, making them fit to support 21st Century care and treatment in our hospitals, clinics and patients’ own homes, and throughout our support services.”