Value for money theme voted a hit at Healthcare Computing

From: Training Synergy
Published: Tue Mar 28 2006

Training Synergy’s stand at this year’s Healthcare Computing conference and exhibition, organised by the British Computer Society Health Informatics Forum and held in Harrogate in March, attracted a steady stream of visitors.

They were attracted by the stand’s branding and ‘message’, which highlighted how the company is meeting the demands for greater flexibility, scaleability and value for money in today’s training workplace. They were also attracted by the chance to win an iPod – which went to a lucky winner from a Primary Care Trust in the north west of England.

Training Synergy - one of the UK’s largest training solutions providers - has considerable experience in training users in the application and use of new technology within the NHS. It is currently working with the local service providers (LSP) and many of the strategic health authorities (SHAs).

David Field, a director at Training Synergy, commented: "We met a great many people at the event who were anxious for Training Synergy’s help in providing value-for-money IT training solutions. It was also refreshing to see so many health service professionals who were keen to try out the range of software that is now available for the healthcare sector.

"We had a number of conversations on the subject of how people can be trained effectively on initiatives including the European Computer Driving Licence (ECDL)," he added.

"And, with NHS staff operating under increasing pressure in a ‘local’ context, it is important that everyone appreciates the wider, strategic issues which require them to increase their degree of IT literacy.

"The key to success is communicating the huge benefits that can come from these advances in IT," Field continued. "That is why it is important that the training in IT skills is delivered by
high quality, professional human beings, who can provide that perspective – rather than merely making IT information available remotely."

Daniel Hanlon, managing director of Training Synergy, added: "Now that organisations are looking for more flexible, cost-effective and value-for-money ways of delivering projects, including training, we are becoming providers of a ‘virtual training force’ – a pool of highly competent trainers who provide training wherever and whenever it is needed. This gives the client confidence in dealing with a large, national, successful training provider such as Training Synergy, while also enjoying extreme flexibility and scaleability in the provision of those resources – which is also reflected in improved cost-effectiveness in the training service."


Notes for Editors:

A photograph of Training Synergy’s stand at the Healthcare Computing exhibition is available from Bob Little Press & PR on 01727 860405 or from

About Training Synergy

With over 300 training personnel working on projects across the UK at any one time and a turnover in excess of £10m, Training Synergy is one of the UK’s largest training solutions providers.

Training Synergy provides a range of training services to support all types and size of training programme, from initial consulting right through to project-managed implementation. It also provides logistics and logistical services to support clients’ ongoing training needs.

Training Synergy is part of the Synergy Group (formed in 1997 and now with an annual turnover of some £40m). Training Synergy has grown from £3m turnover in 2004 to £8m turnover in 2005. It delivers some 40,000 training days a year and has 7,000 trainers on its database.

Its clients include the Ministry of Defence, the National Health Service, IBM, EDS, Getronics, Unisys, Accenture and Atos.
Further Information from:
Daniel Hanlon / David Field, Synergy, 0800 072 5900 or 020 7556 1140 /1141
Bob Little, Bob Little Press & PR, 01727 860405

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