Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust (GMMH) is a statutory body which, as of 1 January 2017, brings together the expertise of GMW and Manchester Mental Health and Social Care Trust. The Trust provides inpatient and community-based mental health care for people living in Bolton, the city of Manchester, Salford and Trafford and a wide range of specialist mental health and substance misuse services across Greater Manchester, the north west of England and beyond.
Greater Manchester Mental Health has been faced, as all Public Sector bodies with, a hard set of austerity measures over the past 5 years and this has resulted in a challenging environment to ensure IT service quality is maintained with reducing resources. To tackle this challenge Greater Manchester needed to be able to consolidate their IT environment to an integrated set of enterprise technologies to deliver against the current and future needs of the business.
PowerON was engaged to support the Trust in defining an approach and assist with validating the right route to take for the sustainable IT Service. To achieve this PowerON engaged to deliver a number of Proof of Concepts, alongside implementation assistance and ongoing support across EM&S, Service Management and Operations.
PowerON were able to:
- Support to plan the use of Technologies
- Enable validation of Technologies for use by the Trust
- Consolidate their vendor stack to obtain commercial efficiencies