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The health and social care division of The Access Group has acquired Sheffield-based Servelec.

Software provider Access says the deal will offer integrated solutions and services across local government, health and social care.

Servelec is a trusted supplier to NHS trusts and local authorities, and has recently acquired Elemental Software, a provider of social prescribing technology. It recently made our HealthTech 50 innovation ranking.

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The acquisition complements Access’ long-term strategic plan to extend into local government and health.

Steve Sawyer, managing director of The Access Group’s health and social care division, will lead the enlarged business, supported by Servelec’s existing leadership team, including Steve Wightman, healthcare managing director, and David McKinney, local government managing director.

Elemental Software will continue to be led by co-founders Jennifer Neff and Leeann Monk-Ozgul, while Servelec’s chief executive officer, Ian Crichton, will step down after supporting the initial transition.

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Sawyer said: “Through the use of our technology and services, Access’ purpose is to support customers with the freedom to deliver outstanding care. 

“Combined with Servelec’s focus on improving lives with technology that matters, and Elemental’s work to reduce health inequalities through the social prescribing movement, we have the opportunity to make a real difference together.

“Aligned to the government’s strategy for integrated health and social care, this deal will help us create better outcomes for clinicians, social care professionals and other care providers, plus the people they support.

“From the point of first need through to the delivery and monitoring of services, we aim to provide more efficient, cost-effective services, help the NHS and local government track and plan for long-term challenges, and provide a continuous integrated view of a person’s health and social care journey.”

Servelec and Elemental’s products will continue alongside Access’ portfolio of health and social care solutions and will be brought onto the Access Workspace platform, providing a single sign-on and integration with the wider Access portfolio.