UKSHA is the executive agency of the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) responsible for protecting the country from the impact of infectious diseases, chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear incidents and other health threats.
Mason Advisory is excited to announce our significant role in the UK Health Security Agency’s (UKHSA) technology transformation programme. This partnership, in line with our dedication to improving healthcare technology solutions, marks a substantial advancement in safeguarding the nation against health threats.
UKHSA, an executive agency of the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC), was established in 2021 to lead health protection and security activities by merging critical components of Public Health England, Joint Biosecurity Centre, and NHS Test and Trace. As a guardian against infectious diseases, chemical incidents, biological threats, radiological events, and other health hazards, UKHSA relies on cutting-edge technology to fulfil its mission effectively.
Underpinning UKHSA’s technology strategy are seven fundamental principles:
- Prioritising cloud technologies
- Adopting a product-focused approach
- Leveraging core platforms and promoting integration
- Facilitating data sharing and utilisation
- Embracing innovation
- Building a robust Digital, Data and Technology (DDaT) capability
- Aiming for operational excellence
The cornerstone of this strategy is the “Big Rocks” transformation programme, introduced in June 2023. Comprising four essential projects: cloud optimisation and operations, APIs, strategic workforce, and knowledge management.
Mason Advisory has secured the Client-Side Partner role within the Big Rocks transformation programme, playing a pivotal role in its successful execution. This partnership highlights Mason Advisory’s expertise in delivering impactful digital solutions within the healthcare sector.
Our Public Sector Managing Director, Martin Lunt says ‘This collaboration with UKHSA underscores our commitment to leveraging technology for the betterment of healthcare. We are excited to play a key role in the ‘Big Rocks’ transformation programme and contribute to enhancing the nation’s health security.’
Mason Advisory’s strong presence in healthcare, exemplified by our contributions to DHSC’s adult social care reform programme and IT transformation for the London Ambulance Service, positions us as an ideal partner to drive innovation and excellence within the UKHSA’s transformative efforts.
Mason Advisory looks forward to working closely with the UK Health Security Agency to ensure the success of the Big Rocks programme and strengthen the nation’s preparedness against health threats.