“The Department for Work and Pensions awards two of the PIP assessment contracts to Atos”

London, 2nd August 2012

Atos today announced that its business division and leading occupational health provider in the UK, Atos Healthcare, has been awarded a five year contract by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP).

DWP has awarded two contracts to Atos Healthcare covering Scotland, North East England, North West England, London and Southern England. Atos Healthcare will conduct assessments designed by the DWP for the delivery of the Personal Independence Payment.

This contract is the first significant contract awarded under the overarching Health and Disability Assessment Framework. Under this contract Atos Healthcare has created an innovative new supply chain including NHS hospital Trusts, Private Hospitals and regional networks of health professionals to deliver advice and assessment services. A key benefit of the Atos Healthcare supply model is the provision of a local, familiar service delivered by experienced practitioners.

About Atos Healthcare
Atos Healthcare is a business division of Atos and 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 is registered in the Paris Eurolist Market and operates under the names Atos, Atos Wordline and Atos Consulting. For more information, visit www.atoshealthcare.com.

About Atos
Atos is an international information technology services company with annual 2011 pro forma revenue of EUR 8.5 billion and 74,000 employees in 48 countries. Serving a global client base, it delivers hi-tech transactional services, consulting and technology services, systems integration and managed services. With its deep technology expertise and industry knowledge, it works with clients across the following market sectors: Manufacturing, Retail, Services; Public sector, Healthcare & Transport; Financial Services; Telecoms, Media & Technology; Energy & Utilities.
Atos is focused on business technology that powers progress and helps organizations to create their firm of the future. It is the Worldwide Information Technology Partner for the Olympic and Paralympic Games and is quoted on the Paris Eurolist Market. Atos operates under the brands Atos, Atos Consulting & Technology Services, Atos Worldline and Atos Worldgrid. 

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Tessa David:
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