UK – Dotted Eyes has been chosen by the NHS in England and Wales to provide digital mapping data to the NHS in a landmark four-year agreement.
The company has been awarded the contract following an OJEU competitive tendering process run by The NHS Information Centre (The IC) on behalf of both ambulance trusts and the wider NHS in England.
The new arrangement provides NHS organisations with a range of digital mapping data products available through a fixed schedule of prices.
Ben Allan, managing director of Dotted Eyes, said: “Around 500 NHS organisations including NHS trusts, strategic health authorities and primary care trusts can apply to purchase mapping data under the scheme. All 11 ambulance service NHS trusts have already signed up and we delivered a full set of core data products to them within hours of the contract being signed.”
Ian Bullard, head of geography for The IC, said: “The NHS frontline needs high-quality information in order to deliver the best possible services to patients. Our role is to provide that information directly ourselves or work with partners to ensure the NHS has access to the full range of data it needs.”
“We are delighted that the new agreement with Dotted Eyes ensures digital mapping services can still be accessed by the NHS. We chose the company because it offered best value due to a greater choice of data originators and added value to standard data products.”
James Brayshaw, Ordnance Survey’s director of sales and market development, said: “We congratulate Dotted Eyes on their successful bid. They are one of our largest business partners and we are delighted that through our close relationship with them, our data will continue to support the provision of digital mapping services for vital planning and service delivery by NHS organisations across England and Wales.”
Peter Beaumont, NAVTEQ’s Customer Marketing Director, Enterprise EMEA, said: “We look forward to working with Dotted Eyes to provide data which will help underpin the vital work carried out by the NHS.”