Atos 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.