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BJSS and NHS Digital save NHS £10million

19 September 2016: BJSS is pleased to announce its work with NHS Digital to build the NHS e-Referral Service (NHS e-RS) has saved the NHS £10 million in its first year of operation.

The saving has been achieved due to this collaboration, resulting in a 60 per cent reduction in running costs compared to the Choose and Book system, which the NHS e-Referral Service replaced in June 2015.

NHS Digital has previously commissioned BJSS to work collaboratively to build one of the largest Open Source systems in the public sector, Spine 2, a critical part of the national healthcare infrastructure.

Adopting the BJSS Enterprise Agile approach enabled the joint NHS Digital and BJSS team to deliver a system with an 89 per cent reduction in response time, saving the NHS 750 hours every day. This includes development of Application Programming Interfaces (APIs), which will enable GP clinical systems, secondary care provider systems and third party applications to interact with the NHS e-RS directly, removing the need for users to swap between applications and the professional user interface. It is expected that the first set of pilot APIs will be delivered to third party users by the end of 2016.

Beverley Bryant, Director of Digital Transformation at NHS Digital said: “Like the NHS Spine, which was redeveloped two years ago, the NHS e-Referral Service is benefiting from new software and agile working. Together, the systems have saved the NHS more than £70million, demonstrating the ways in which technology can benefit the NHS.”

Mike Buck, Head of Delivery and Practice Lead at BJSS says, “We are delighted with the exceptional results from the new NHS e-Referral Service, through the development of our work with the NHS Spine a few years ago and now the e-Referral Service. It is not only a testament of innovation in healthcare technology, but demonstrable proof Open Source can be used to deliver complex software solutions on a national scale.”

The NHS Spine is designed to allow developers and local teams to more easily develop innovative solutions to address the particular needs of patients and users. New assurance processes make it possible to safely bring new technologies to market faster than ever before.

Mike continues, “NHS Spine has provided far greater flexibility, enabling those working in healthcare to respond more effectively to customer demands and making it much easier for other suppliers to integrate with the infrastructure. We are extremely proud of the results and our contribution to this key piece of national healthcare infrastructure.”

Notes to editors

NHS Digital is the national information and technology provider for the health and care system. Our team of information analysis, technology and project management experts create, deliver and manage the crucial digital systems, services, products and standards upon which health and care professionals depend. Our vision is to harness the power of information and technology to make health and care better. NHS Digital is the new trading name for the Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC). We provide ‘Information and Technology for better health and care’. Find out more about our role and remit at www.digital.nhs.uk

For media enquiries, please contact the press office on 0300 303 3888 or media@nhsdigital.nhs.net

About BJSS

BJSS (www.bjss.com) is an award-winning delivery-focused IT Consultancy with over 20 years’ software development and IT advisory experience. The company is renowned for technical excellence, cost-effective delivery and its proven BJSS Enterprise Agile approach.

BJSS Corporate Communications Contacts:

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Email: bjss@mww.com

David Clark
BJSS Media Relations
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Email: david.clark@bjss.com

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BJSS to Represent UK in European Business Awards 2016/17

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6 September 2016: BJSS, the award-winning delivery-focused IT consultancy, has once again been named a National Champion for the United Kingdom in The European Business Awards, sponsored by RSM.

This is the third consecutive year that the company has been selected to represent the UK in Europe’s largest business competition. In the 2015/16 contest BJSS was also awarded a Ruban d’Honneur.

The Awards, now in their 10th year, are supported by business leaders, academics and political representatives from across Europe, and this year engaged with over 33,000 businesses from 34 countries. All EU member markets were represented plus Turkey, Norway, Switzerland, Serbia and the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia. Their combined revenue exceeded €1.2 trillion employing over 2.5 million people.

Adrian Tripp, CEO of the European Business Awards said: “Congratulations to BJSS who have been selected to represent their country as National Champions. They are central to the success of Europe’s strong business community, and have shown the core principles we look for of innovation, ethics and success.”

Glynn Robinson, BJSS Managing Director said: “We’re thrilled to have once again been chosen to represent the United Kingdom as a National Champion in the European Business Awards. Our sustained success is an acknowledgement of our business approach, the commitment of our people, and our continued community investments in youth and education.”

For further information, please contact:

Andrew Gape / Sara Lewis
Berkeley PR
Public Relations Advisors to BJSS
bjss@berkeleypr.co.uk
+44 1454 629 741

David Clark
BJSS Media Relations
david.clark@bjss.com
+44 20 7337 9800

 

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BJSS representará al Reino Unido en los European Business Awards 2016-17

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6 de Septiembre de 2016:  BJSS, la galardonada empresa que ofrece servicios de consultoría tecnológica enfocada en desarrollar modelos de negocios más eficientes y ágiles, ha sido seleccionada, por tercera vez consecutiva, como Campeona Nacional para el Reino Unido en los European Business Awards, la competición empresarial más prestigiosa e importante de Europa, patrocinados por RSM.

Este premio se suma a la lista de galardones obtenidos por BJSS en los últimos años. En 2015/16 fue condecorada con el Ruban d’Honneur en los European Business Awards, luego de haber competido inicialmente con más de 32.000 empresas de Europa.

Los European Business Awards, creados con el objetivo de apoyar el desarrollo de una comunidad empresarial más fuerte y exitosa, son patrocinados por empresarios, académicos y representantes políticos de toda Europa. En su décima edición, contaron con más de 33.000 empresas de 34 países, la mayoría miembros de la Unión Europea a excepción de Turquía, Noruega, Suiza, Serbia y la República de Macedonia. En conjunto, sus ingresos sobrepasan los €1.2 billones, empleando a más de 2.5 millones de personas.

Adrian Tripp, consejero delegado de los European Business Awards, expresó sus felicitaciones a BJSS por el gran éxito que supone resultar elegida como Campeón Nacional, y a su vez agregó: “BJSS y su equipo son vitales para el éxito de la comunidad empresarial más importante de Europa y han demostrado tener los principios fundamentales que buscamos en innovación, ética empresarial y éxito financiero”.

Por su parte, Glynn Robinson, el Director General de BJSS expresó “Estamos muy emocionados de haber sido seleccionados nuevamente para representar al Reino Unido como Campeona Nacional en los European Business Awards. Nuestro éxito sostenido es un reconocimiento de nuestro enfoque empresarial, el compromiso de nuestra gente y nuestra continua inversión en educación y formación de jóvenes profesionales.

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BJSS va représenter le Royaume-Uni lors des European Business Awards 2016-17

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6 Septembre 2016: BJSS, société de consulting spécialisée dans l’exécution et la livraison de projets informatiques complexes, et primée de multiples fois par diverses récompenses nationales et internationales, vient une nouvelle fois d’être choisie comme l’un des Champions Nationaux du Royaume-Uni pour les European Business Awards, un évènement sponsorisé par RSM.

Pour la troisième année consécutive, la société BJSS a en effet été sélectionnée pour représenter le Royaume-Uni dans la plus grande compétition d’entreprises en Europe. Lors du concours 2015/16, BJSS avait déjà reçu un Ruban d’Honneur pour récompenser son engagement.

Ce concours, qui fêtera bientôt ses dix ans, est soutenu par des chefs d’entreprises, des universitaires et des représentants politiques de toute l’Europe, et a vu cette année l’inscription de 33 000 entreprises, originaires de 28 pays différents : tous les pays membres de l’Union Européenne, ainsi que la Turquie, la Norvège, la Suisse, la Serbie et la République de Macédoine. Ces entreprises candidates emploient plus de 2,5 millions de personnes et leurs revenus combinés dépassent les 1 200 milliards d’euros.

Adrian Tripp, président des European Business Awards a déclaré : « Félicitations à BJSS, qui a été désigné comme Champion National pour représenter son pays. BJSS contribue grandement au succès global de la communauté entrepreneuriale en Europe, et a déjà démontré son adhérence aux principes de base que nous défendons : l’innovation, l’éthique et le succès. »

Glynn Robinson, le directeur général de BJSS, a déclaré : « Nous sommes ravis d’être une fois de plus choisis pour représenter le Royaume-Uni comme Champion National lors des prochains European Business Awards. Notre succès constant est la preuve de la reconnaissance de notre approche économique, de l’engagement permanent de nos employés et de notre investissement continuel dans la formation et l’éducation de jeunes professionnels. »

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BJSS supports Leeds Business Week 2016

22 August 2016: BJSS, the award-winning delivery-focused IT consultancy, announces sponsorship of Leeds Business Week, the UKs largest business programme.

Running from 17th to 21st October 2016, Leeds Business Week will offer over 100 business related events providing access to a host of first class delivery partners and a large line-up of seminars, webinars, workshops, exhibitions, conferences and product launches.

In addition to sponsoring “The Big Drinks Evening!”, a relaxed, sales free networking event, BJSS will also host four free-to-attend events at its Leeds Project Delivery Centre. Pre-registration for the BJSS events is now available at bjss.com/Leeds.

Mike Buck, Business Head for BJSS in Leeds says, “We’re thrilled to once again support Leeds Business Week and we look forward to engaging with the 3,000 contributors, global experts and delegates it attracts.”

Geoff Shepherd, Founder of business membership organisation, The Yorkshire Mafia says, “Leeds Business Week is all about building relationships. We are pleased to have established and continue our relationship with the internationally renowned and respected company BJSS, and we look forward to BJSS joining our celebrations as sponsors at Leeds Business Week 2016.”

For further information, please contact:

Andrew Gape / Sara Lewis
Berkeley PR
Public Relations Advisors to BJSS
bjss@berkeleypr.co.uk
+44 1454 629 741

David Clark
BJSS Media Relations
david.clark@bjss.com
+44 113 297 9797

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BJSS continues to supply the UK Government through new G-Cloud 8 framework

9 August 2016: BJSS, the award-winning delivery-focused IT Consultancy, has successfully renewed its long-standing G-Cloud supplier agreement with the UK Government.

Part of Government’s Digital Marketplace, G-Cloud is an initiative of the Crown Commercial Service (CCS) which acts on behalf of the Crown to drive savings for the taxpayer and improve the quality of commercial and procurement activity.

The agreement supports the Government’s policy to centrally manage the procurement of common goods and services through an integrated commercial function at the heart of government.

BJSS has supplied the Government and its agencies since G-Cloud was first introduced in 2012. The company has successfully delivered solutions to the NHS, FCO, DVSA, DEFRA, DVLA and Disclosure Scotland, and through the current iteration of the Digital Marketplace, BJSS adds to its existing portfolio of services.

Glynn Robinson, BJSS Managing Director, says: “As one of the leading suppliers to the UK Government via the CCS G-Cloud procurement framework, BJSS is pleased that we will be able to build on our track record of successful delivery and that we will continue to provide our award-winning services to a growing number of public sector clients.”

For further information, please contact:

David Clark
BJSS
Tel: +44 20 7337 9800
Email: david.clark@bjss.com

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BJSS and Apperta Drive Open Source across the NHS

1 August 2016: BJSS, the Award-Winning Delivery-Focused IT Consultancy, and the clinician-supported Apperta Foundation CIC, today announce a partnership to promote the use of Open Source technology products across the NHS.

The partnership will initially target deployment of LiveObs across the network of NHS Trusts in England. LiveObs is the BJSS-supported Enterprise edition of the Open e-Obs product, enabling real-time, device-agnostic nursing observations and assessments, multidisciplinary escalation and handover, and clinical task / workload management.

Led by clinicians, the Apperta Foundation CIC is a not-for-profit, non-dividend paying Community Interest Company that brings open products and services to market that truly transform the delivery of care for clinicians and patients.

BJSS has a strong track record of successfully deploying Open Source solutions in the NHS. NHS Spine 2 for example replaced commercial products with Open Source tools. Saving the NHS £21million in its first year, Spine 2 is the UK public sector’s largest Open Source-based system and a critical part of England’s national healthcare infrastructure. A further £10million cost saving was achieved by the BJSS-delivered NHS E-Referral Service, the successor to Choose and Book.

“BJSS and Apperta share many values,” explains Mike Buck, BJSS head of healthcare. “BJSS has already demonstrated that Open Source can be used to deliver complex software solutions on a national scale, and this partnership with Apperta allows us to take this even further. LiveObs automates the collection of clinical observations, improving ward efficiency, safety and patient experience.”

“Partnerships with visionary organisations such as BJSS are important to Apperta and the wider NHS,” continues Dr Adrian Burke, Chair of the Apperta Foundation CIC Open LiveObs subcommittee. “Not only do open IT systems enable the NHS to innovate and transform the delivery of health and social care, but they also provide great cost savings that can be invested back into patient care. The Apperta team looks forward to working closely with BJSS on creating a truly open NHS.”

About The Apperta Foundation CIC

The Apperta Foundation (http://www.apperta.org/) is a not-for-profit, non-dividend paying  community interest company supported by NHS England and NHS Digital (HSCIC) led by clinicians to promote open systems and standards for digital health and social care. We want to make the data, information and knowledge in IT systems open, shareable and computable to facilitate the creation of innovative apps to transform the delivery of health and social care.

For further information, please contact:

Sara Lewis / Andrew Gape
Berkeley PR
Public Relations Advisors to BJSS
Tel: +44 1454 629741
Email: bjss@berkeleypr.co.uk

David Clark
BJSS
Tel: +44 20 7337 9800
Email: david.clark@bjss.com

Apperta Foundation
Email:info@apperta.org

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BJSS Confirms Event Sponsorship of 2016 Software Testing Conference, NORTH

18 July 2016: BJSS, the award-winning delivery-focused IT Consultancy, is sponsoring the 2016 Software Testing Conference NORTH.

The conference will be held at the Royal York Hotel between the 27th and 28th September.

A 31-Media event, Software Testing Conference NORTH will provide the software testing community with content from industry speakers, practical presentations from the winners of The European Software Testing Awards, round-table discussion forums facilitated and led by key figures, as well as an exhibition where delegates can view the latest products and services.

During the conference, BJSS Testing Services Manager, Cassy Calvert, will look at five of the largest software issues that affected thousands of consumers. In her talk – “#EpicFail! The five most spectacular software glitches… and how they could have been avoided” – Calvert will explore the best practice testing techniques and tools which can be employed to decrease the likelihood of major issues.

Cecilia Rehn, General Manager and Editor of TEST Magazine and organiser of The Software Testing Conference NORTH, says: “The Software Testing Conference NORTH is a great opportunity for software testers and QA professionals, and indeed anyone interested in promoting software quality, to come together for informative, educational talks along with excellent networking. I’m delighted to announce that BJSS is our event partner for the Software Testing Conference NORTH, and will be bringing their expertise to the two-day event.”

Frazer Robinson, Head of Marketing for BJSS, adds: “We’re delighted to support the 2016 Software Testing Conference, NORTH. It’s a great opportunity to share our perspective and expertise with some of the region’s most prominent software testing professionals.”

To register, please visit http://north.softwaretestingconference.com/

For further information, please contact:

Sara Lewis / Andrew Gape
Berkeley PR
Public Relations Advisors to BJSS
Tel: +44 1454 629741
Email: bjss@berkeleypr.co.uk

David Clark
BJSS
Tel: +44 20 7337 9800
Email: david.clark@bjss.com

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BJSS Named Ruban d’Honneur Recipient in the 2015/16 European Business Awards

9 February 2016: BJSS, the delivery-focused IT consultancy,  has been named as a Ruban d’Honneur recipient in the 2015/16 European Business Awards sponsored by RSM.

After initially competing with over 32,000 companies from across Europe, BJSS was chosen from a shortlist of 678 UK National Champions by a panel of judges made up of European business and political leaders, academics and entrepreneurs. The company is one of 110 Ruban d’Honneur recipients chosen from across Europe, and only one of nine from the UK.

Being selected as a Ruban d’Honneur winner from over 30,000 contestants across Europe is a great honour,” says Frazer Robinson, Head of Marketing for BJSS. “The European Business Awards is widely recognised as the showcase for Europe’s most dynamic companies and we are very pleased that the judging panel has recognised our achievements over the past two decades.”

The European Business Awards, now in its ninth year, is Europe’s largest and most significant cross-sector business recognition programme. Over 32,000 business from 33 European countries were engaged during the 2015 competition. In the 2014/15 competition, all EU member markets were represented plus Turkey, Norway, Switzerland, Serbia, Croatia and the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia. Their combined revenue exceeded €1.5 trillion, generating profits of over 60 billion Euros and employing over 2.5 million people.

Adrian Tripp, CEO of the European Business Awards says: “To survive in this economic climate is hard enough, so to innovate, prosper and grow in the way this year’s Ruban D’Honneur recipients have is truly remarkable. Europe needs more companies like these. Well done to BJSS.”

Jean Stephens, CEO of RSM, says: “At RSM, we help middle market companies to operate in the increasingly complex and rapidly changing global business landscape. The Ruban d’Honneurs announced today are typical of those companies that our member firms work with on a daily basis, and so it is encouraging to see their growth and prosperity. We wish them well in the third and final round of judging and look forward to announcing the overall category winners at the Gala Event.”

The European Business Awards was created to celebrate and promote business success and support the development of a stronger and more successful business community throughout Europe.

For further information about the winners, the European Business Awards and RSM please go to www.businessawardseurope.com or www.rsmi.com

For further information, please contact:

Sara Lewis / Andrew Gape
Berkeley PR
Public Relations Advisors to BJSS
Tel: +44 1454 629741
Email: bjss@berkeleypr.co.uk

David Clark
BJSS
Tel: +44 20 7337 9800
Email: david.clark@bjss.com

 

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BJSS Supports 2016 HackManchester Junior Youth Hack

8 February 2016: BJSS the award-winning, delivery-focused IT and business consultancy has joined forces with HackManchester to support its popular HackManchester Junior coding competition.

Set over two days in Manchester, with support from expert mentors, the hackathon aims to develop digital skills by providing challenges for teams of 13 to 17 year olds to solve. The BJSS challenge involves participants identifying Open Source and Commercial software products and then creating a “Top Trumps” style game to assess their strengths and weaknesses.

Claire Foster or HackManchester explains: “Hack events give young people the problem-solving, teamwork and invention skills they’ll need to work in the digital industry. So it’s crucial that local companies set and judge the challenges. BJSS’ support gives hackers the chance to work on real-life tech problems and get expert feedback from professionals working in the field.  It’s the best way to prepare them to help create the digital future.”

Matt Whalley, Service Delivery Manager at BJSS Manchester continues: “HackManchester Junior plays an important role in building the skills of the next generation of Manchester’s IT talent. BJSS is proud to support HackManchester Junior and we look forward to seeing how the teams approach the challenges”.

For further information, please contact:

Sara Lewis / Andrew Gape
Berkeley PR
Public Relations Advisors to BJSS
Tel: +44 1454 629741
Email: bjss@berkeleypr.co.uk

David Clark
BJSS
Tel: +44 20 7337 9800
Email: david.clark@bjss.com

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