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From EHI

CSC has announced its plans to make 750 redundancies to its UK workforce as part of its “ongoing transformation strategy."

The company offers its electronic patient record system Lorenzo to trusts in the North, Midlands and East of England as part of a deal between the government and CSC.

In an interview with EHI last month, the company’s UK healthcare boss Philippe Houssiau said CSC is also aiming to win contracts outside the government deal.

However, the company has also been working on redesigning its operations across the globe, which has led to 750 employees in the UK estimated to lose their jobs.

“The redesign has resulted in the loss of some jobs in locations throughout CSC’s network, including the UK,” said a CSC spokesperson.

“We estimate that up to 750 employees will be impacted in the UK, all of whom will be supported professionally, compassionately and with assistance, where necessary, in their transition from CSC.”

Although the company, which employs more than 7,000 people in the UK, maintains that these “adjustments” are not directly related to any “specific clients or programmes in the UK”, it may affect workers in the healthcare side of the business.

The news of the planned redundancies comes as CSC has named Dr Sanjiv Gossain as vice president and managing director for its UK, Ireland and Netherlands.

Gossain will be responsible for driving growth for CSC and managing all operations in the region.

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