Today (July 1) marks the official start of BT Cornwall – a ten-year partnership between Cornwall Council, Peninsula Community Health, Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust and BT.
The Council says the partnership will deliver guaranteed savings of £17.6 million over the ten-year period.
It will deliver a range of services including ICT support, Telehealth and Telecare, document management, invoice processing, payroll and employment support and improved information sharing.
The company will also create 197 new jobs in Cornwall, with a further 313 new jobs expected through offering Telehealth services to other parts of the UK by year five. BT has also pledged to protect 181 existing jobs.
Adam Paynter, Cornwall Council’s cabinet member for partnerships, said: “This partnership enables Cornwall Council and our public sector partners to retain and improve all services currently offered to local people and ensure our employees remain in their positions.”