London, 9 December 2013

In a move to further strengthen its position as a leading healthcare provider, Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust (CNWL), one of the largest community trusts in England, today appointed CGI, to deliver new ICT infrastructure services at the Trust over the next five years.

Driven by the Trust’s needs to ensure it gets the right IT solution at the best value for money, CGI’s appointment follows robust deliberation by CNWL to outsource this essential work and a formal, competitive procurement process to choose a suitable organisation.

CNWL’s new and improved ICT infrastructure and service is expected to be in place by the end of May 2015, enabling Trust staff and partners to take advantage of the benefits improved technologies, modern mobile working solutions and faster networks will bring to patient care.

Trevor Shipman, Finance Director at Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust said: “This is an exciting time for the Trust. The appointment of CGI IT UK LTD is a critical milestone in delivering a major ICT Strategy which will fundamentally improve the IT and systems we use. Working with CGI will ensure we get the best IT building blocks in place to achieve the Trust’s ambition of continuing to provide first class care now and into the future for our patients and competing successfully within the healthcare sector.”

Paula Sussex, Senior Vice President of Public Sector at CGI in the UK said, “CGI is very excited about the opportunity to work with CNWL, who are a growing and high-performing Foundation Trust. We have UK and global experience of delivering services that help to modernise the delivery of healthcare. We will use this expertise to support Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust as it transforms the way IT supports its staff and enables better patient services.”

About Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust:

Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust (CNWL) is one of the largest NHS trusts in England, caring for people with a wide range of physical and mental health needs. We have approximately 7,000 staff who provide healthcare to a third of London's population and across wider geographical areas, including Milton Keynes, Kent and Surrey.

For information please contact Emma Hockenhull, Communications Manager on 020 3214 5763 or emma.hockenhull@nhs.net or Natasha Williams, Marketing and Communications Manager on 020 3214 5660 or natasha.williams3@nhs.net.

About CGI

Founded in 1976, CGI Group Inc. is the fifth largest independent information technology and business process services firm in the world. Approximately 68,000 professionals serve thousands of global clients from offices and delivery centers across the Americas, Europe and Asia Pacific, leveraging a comprehensive portfolio of services including high-end business and IT consulting, systems integration, application development and maintenance, infrastructure management as well as a wide range of proprietary solutions. With annual revenue in excess of C$10 billion and an order backlog exceeding C$18 billion, CGI shares are listed on the TSX (GIB.A) and the NYSE (GIB). Website: www.cgi.com

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