Atos has been selected to support to the Ministry of Defence for three years on a contract helping to deliver the CORTISONE transformation programme. The work will see the consultancy assist with key changes to Defence Medical Services’ delivery across the UK’s defence services.
In recent years, the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) has been overhauling a number of its key service lines for personnel. The work of consultants has been central to ensuring the delivery of various projects; from PA Consulting leading a consortium looking to improve IED defences, to CGI working to transition the digital delivery of healthcare for the UK’s armed forces.
Now, Atos has been named on a three-year contract with MoD, further relating to its delivery of medical services throughout the nation’s armed forces. With its role renewed to help deliver CORTISONE, Atos will continue to provide support to the MoD until the end of 2025, with an optional extension year to be determined.
CORTISONE is a programme focused on transformation of Defence Medical Services delivery within the UK’s defence services. Established by MoD to deliver a sustainable and integrated system to enhance healthcare for all its personnel, itsmission is to design, deploy and deliver the support to the CORTISONE ecosystem. This is hoped to give the Defence Medical Services the ability to improve patient outcomes while maximising resource efficiency and the number of service personnel fit for role.
Speaking on the news, Nikki Kelly, Senior Vice President, Public Sector and Defence, Northern Europe, Atos, commented,“This renewed partnership allows for the continued transformation of modern Defence Medical Services provision by collaborating to deliver an integrated, cohesive and enduring capability to support evidence-based, patient-centric healthcare for all personnel.”
Atos has supported the MoD for over two decades across a broad range of digital advisory services, IT transformation and IT service delivery. The firm is also a key partner of some of the world’s largest technology platforms, including AWS, and regularly delivers technology projects for major international organisations, such as UEFA and Thales.