Many NHS organisations have a dependency on specialist and flexible information technology resources to complement their existing workforce and now have the responsibility for confirming the IR35 status of these resources. The HCI Group’s Services-based contracts provide a services/deliverables based solution that moves away from the traditional resourcing based approach that assist our NHS customers in maintaining IR35 compliance.
At HCI we are able to specify specific deliverables and combine these into fixed price services so our customers’ can be confident in HCI managing the process and collaborative working and shared management burden. Through a services based contract for deliverables our customers’ should be able to take advantage of a reduced workload in terms of agency cap reporting and with Trust and HMRC guidance help to mitigate the impact of IR35 changes in the Public Sector.
As the consultants provided to our customers are fulfilling roles which are project based or temporary in nature and as HCI is able to substitute resources (reflected in our contracts) we provide resources which do not fall within the IR35 Intermediaries Act and therefore can supply Trusts with IR35 compliant services.
In addition to the supply of high quality IM&T implementation and delivery teams we are also able to provide solutions for NHS customers where direct agreements are in place between a Trust and self-employed contractors. This provides reassurance to the Trust and to the consultant that the engagement is compliant, and that HCI can provide a substitute quickly and effectively safeguarding programme delivery.
*Public Sector bodies need to ensure they are fully compliant with IR35 regulations and should seek professional advice about this subject as HCI are unable to provide HMRC guidance to customers.
The HCI Group is a global IT consulting services company with significant experience in successfully supporting our healthcare customers in realising the benefits of investments in information technology. We have a particular specialism in Electronic Patient Record (EPR) system implementation having supported over 50 customers worldwide in a range of solutions.
We are not an agency with a ‘bums on seats’ mentality! We are dedicated to providing high quality services that utilise our global evidence and expertise.
Our services are handled by dedicated account managers who are Prince2 Practitioners and specialists within the field of healthcare IT services.
You will have access to our leadership team who will take accountability for our consultants, will ensure adherence to our tried and tested processes and procedures and will be on hand to provide their expert guidance to customers on a range of matters.
We have experience in providing the full range of IT services including programme and project management, clinical and business analysis, testing, technical leadership, change management, business realisation, data migration, interfacing, training and go-live support.
We pride ourselves in providing high quality and experienced consultants which is exemplified by the very low attrition rates we experience on customer engagements.
Our global reach coupled with our long list of NHS clients means have built a wide ranging network of highly skilled and experienced consultants whose talents have been proven in past implementations and projects.
Our implementation service is an extension to our highly successful consulting and advisory business. These thought leaders in digital healthcare strategy and delivery complement the specialism of our consulting team.
Both HIMSS and Gartner are thought leaders and well respected bodies globally within the field of Healthcare IT. Both organisations have seen it fit to partner with The HCI Group, this gives us access to some of the leading minds in this field and many of the most cutting edge strategies whilst validating HCI’s place among the global leaders in the field.
We have long since recognised the strategic importance in building relationships with the major IT vendors. Having knowledge and understanding of their solutions along with the executive relationships places is in a unique position to support our customers.
For a more detailed discussion on how HCI can assist you in achieving IR35 compliance or more information on how HCI’s Service-based contracts please fill out the form below:
"The HCI Group stands out as an exemplary partner … ranging from strategic planning to expertise in implementation, post-go live support and optimisation. The HCI team is customer focused, very talented and provide innovative solutions."
—Kristin Myers, Vice President, IT
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