Sopra Steria proud to be transformation partner of Breaking Barriers Report

 28 June, 2016: The Breaking Barriers study aims to explore a radical yet realistic future model that aligns with the NHS strategy within the current parliament without requiring additional funding and, importantly, without compromising on patient care.

Sopra Steria is proud to be business transformation partner of the Breaking Barriers Report published today based on the findings of a review of the barriers to change led by Professor Lord Patel of Bradford OBE and Hazel Blears, the former Health Minister and Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government.

'Breaking Barriers: building a sustainable future for health and social care’ outlines practical and effective models for service transformation and asset optimisation across local government and the NHS - which in turn could help bridge multi-billion pound funding gaps and unlock wider opportunities for public sector reform..

Tracey Lee, Head of Local Government, Sopra Steria, says: “The Breaking Barriers report is truly ground-breaking and we’re proud to have contributed to the review.

“Despite the reality of ongoing cuts, public demand for health and social care is continuing to increase. We see a significant opportunity to use digital solutions to both reduce and prevent demand in the first place, deliver services in new ways, and to encourage citizens to get more actively involved in their health and wellbeing. Breaking Barriers is a call to action: for the NHS and all stakeholders to work together in a closer, more collaborative way.”  See an interview with Tracey on the Breaking Barriers website.

Sopra Steria's thought leadership paper outlines how, as business transformation partner for the report, we have provided insight into how technology can best support this vision.

See the press statement from Breaking Barriers.

See also an interview with Lord Patel, Breaking Barriers Report author.

Here's a visual summary of our thought leadership findings: