“UK Government Department for Work and Pensions agrees BPO medical services contract with Atos Origin”

London, 16 November 2010

Supporting the Government's welfare reform agenda to help people to move into and progress in work, while supporting the most vulnerable Atos Origin today announced that Atos Healthcare, its business division and the number one occupational health provider in the UK, has been awarded a three year contract extension worth over £300 million by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP).

The contract announced today follows the Memorandum of Understanding with UK Government that Atos Origin was the first supplier to sign in September this year, after the moratorium was put in place and Francis Maude, Minister for the Cabinet Office, launched negotiations with its top 19 suppliers in July 2010.

Under this contract extension Atos Healthcare will continue to deliver medical advice and assessment services to support the UK Government's welfare reform agenda to help people to move into and progress in work, while supporting the most vulnerable.

Keith Wilman, CEO for Atos Origin said: “We have a successful and longstanding relationship with the Department for Work and Pensions and are committed to supporting the Government's welfare reform agenda to help those who are able get back to work and regain their independence.”

About Atos Origin
Atos Origin is an international company with an annual turnover of 5.1 billion Euros and 49,000 staff. Its business division, Atos Healthcare, is the number one occupational health provider in the UK. With over 3,000 staff, of whom around two-thirds are medical professionals, it is focussed on providing disability assessments and occupational healthcare services. Atos Origin is registered in the Paris Eurolist Market and operates under the names Atos Origin, Atos Wordline and Atos Consulting. For more information, visit www.atoshealthcare.com  

For more information, please contact:
Caroline Crouch
Atos Origin
Tel: 020 7830 4233
Email: caroline.crouch@atosorigin.com