South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust (SLAM) is one of the UK’s largest providers of mental health services, with around 4,800 staff working in four main hospitals and 88 other sites. Their ageing IT structure was slow and staff were frustrated with the delays causing by its inefficiency so the Trust looked to Microsoft Office 365 hosted in the Cloud to resolve these issues.
Migrating their core functions to Office 365 in the cloud has allowed the Trust’s clinicians to be mobile and to spend more time in the field with patients without sacrificing connectivity to their email and other Office functions. The new IT functions are accelerating decision making and is enabling staff to deliver reports and reviews in a more timely manner which is enabling swifter patient treatment. Clinicians and academics within the Trust are excited with their new abilities to collaborate using Yammer to discuss treatment options and share documents to benefit patient outcomes. Using Power BI is enabling the Trust to share data and ensure that they can deliver value for money for the Trust and for the NHS.