Cambridgeshire Community Services NHS Trust is joining global health and wellbeing experts Optum (formerly UnitedHealth UK) in its quest to deliver integrated services for adults and older people across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough.
Matthew Winn, Chief Executive, Cambridgeshire Community Services NHS Trust said: “Our decision to partner with Optum is based on our belief that this bid offers the better outcome for staff and patients. Optum is one of the most successful global health and well-being companies with a broad range of capabilities and more than 30 years experience in the UK. They have a solid track record of delivering integrated care solutions that help improve patient outcomes more efficiently.
“Bringing together the passion and expertise of our clinicians with Optum’s experience in leading edge information technology, analytics, and health management solutions, will enable us to offer dynamic and inspirational solutions to meet the unique needs of adults and older people in our local communities.”
Welcoming the announcement, Katherine Ward, Optum Senior Vice President, International Business Development (who leads the UK business), added “We are pleased to partner with Cambridgeshire Community Services NHS Trust which has an outstanding history of implementing innovative services that make a real difference to the lives of those they care for.
“We have worked with NHS organisations across the UK for more than ten years to help clinicians deliver high quality, cost effective health care and improve the lives and well-being of patients.
“Our shared expertise will ensure an innovative, clinically-led submission that addresses the challenges and opportunities within the local NHS.”