International IT services group Xansa and NHS Shared Business Services - the first public/private joint venture carried out by the Department of Health - has won a contract to provide finance, accounting and payroll services to organisations in the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Strategic Health Authority worth up to £30 million over up to six years.
The contract will see 14 of the total 17 organisations within Hampshire and Isle of Wight SHA, currently serviced by Hampshire Shared Financial Services, move their finance and accounting services to the NHS SBS centres in Leeds and Bristol.
The previous Hampshire shared financial services centres in Portsmouth and Southampton will become NHS SBS centres of excellence for payroll. The contract will run for an initial four years, netting £20 million, with the possibility of a £10 million, two-year extension.
Xansa chief executive Alistair Cox said yesterday: "With this contract, we will take a significant step forward in extending the range of integrated services that NHS SBS will be able to offer, to include payroll services for the first time." Xansa employs 300 in the West Midlands in offices in Birmingham, Coventry and Solihull.