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The partnership with McKesson recognises the experience Software Europe has gained from working with 86 NHS organisations.

McKesson UK, the trusted healthcare technology solutions and services provider, today announces an agreement with Software Europe to provide Expenses Health, the leading online expenses management solution to the NHS. The collaboration will see two key providers to the NHS working together to further strengthen McKesson’s Shared Services’ (MSS) offering and provide further savings to the NHS. Both organisations are committed to providing high quality products, exceptional service, and continued innovation. Software Europe customers quickly realise cost savings to their travel and expenses spend, typically between 15-20%.

McKesson Shared Services (MSS) provides award winning* outsourced HR, Payroll and Pensions services exclusively to the NHS. Staff have in-depth system, people and process knowledge, gained through their experience in delivering the NHS Electronic Staff Record (ESR), and are all based here in the UK.

At the heart of McKesson’s Shared Services is their electronic payroll suite, which fully supports the NHS QIPP initiative, and can help deliver productivity improvements through back office efficiencies, allowing valuable resources to be redeployed to the front line. Expenses Health will become an integral part of the MSS service by joining existing electronic efficiency tools for absence and timesheet management, to complete the electronic payroll suite offering.

Software Europe already provides Expenses Health to 86 NHS organisations. Having recently been shortlisted for the Payroll World Awards 2012, the Pay & Benefits Awards 2013 and the Business Finance Awards 2013, Software Europe is continually recognised for commitment to innovation, exceptional service, and quick return on investment for customers. Currently only 51% of NHS organisations are benefitting from using an automated system – the majority of which deploy Expenses Health as their chosen solution.

Neil Everatt, Chief Executive Officer at Software Europe, comments, ‘The partnership with McKesson recognises the experience Software Europe has gained from working with 86 NHS organisations. It is a great step to maintain our market leading position for NHS expenses management, and to provide further business benefits within this sector. We look forward to working with McKesson and seeing the possibilities which arise.’

Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust have seen significant reductions through the implementation of Expenses Health. Jenny Stuckey, Payroll & Pensions Manager, commented, ‘The Trust has saved substantial amounts on mileage over a ten month period year on year comparing the newly implemented Expenses Health to the former paper-based system. The trust has decreased spend by a six figure sum.’

Mark Dolman, Director of Operations at McKesson Shared Services concludes, “We are delighted to be working in partnership with Software Europe to deliver McKesson’s electronic payroll suite. Both organisations are uniquely positioned to help the NHS eliminate time consuming manual processes, drive productivity gains and realise cost savings. We look forward to working with Software Europe to provide our customers with the latest technology innovations.”

*Winners of the e-Health Insider Award for Excellence in Healthcare ICT Service Delivery, 2009

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About Software Europe
Software Europe ( was established in 1989 and is a leading provider of innovative software solutions and services. Software Europe’s cloud based technology offers a unique level of configurability which integrates into an organisation with minimal disruption and maximum return on investment.

Expenses and Expenses Health has revolutionised the way customers manage employee travel expenses with software rich in functionality and services which differentiate by offering highly configurable and extremely efficient solutions in a user-friendly package. All enabling customers to achieve significant savings in streamlining the process of claiming, authorising and reimbursing travel and subsistence expenses.

Framework transforms the way customers manage their contracts and suppliers across the organisation offering improved contract compliance and powerful spend reporting.

Corporate Diligence manages the entire due diligence process, from data collection to the automated creation of the due diligence report.

GreenLight digitalises paper-based requests, streamlining your internal forms and processes with a few simple clicks.

Software Europe’s 190 clients include NHS Blood and Transplant, London Ambulance Service NHS Trust and Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.

Media Enquiries to:
Carla Leighton
Corporate Communications Assistant
Software Europe
Telephone: +44 (0)1522 881300|Fax: +44 (0)1522 881355

About McKesson
McKesson UK, a subsidiary of McKesson Corporation, is the trusted healthcare technology solutions and services provider specialising in workforce, clinical and administrative information technology and medical imaging solutions and has operated in the UK since 1990.

McKesson’s approach to the UK healthcare market is fundamentally different because it is based on years of selling, operating, and supporting healthcare systems to healthcare professionals now installed in virtually every NHS organisation. McKesson’s unique consultative approach ensures that both clinicians and management are fully engaged with any new system and its outcomes before any sale is made, or implementation starts. This guarantees the successful uptake and onward operation of McKesson’s systems ensuring that its patient-centric technologies are based on successful outcomes through the active engagement with healthcare professionals at every stage.

McKesson’s dedicated 750 strong workforce delivers to virtually every NHS organisation as well as to a number of other public and private sector organisations. As operators of the world’s largest integrated HR and payroll system – the NHS Electronic Staff Record (ESR) – McKesson pays 7% of the working population in England and Wales, a workforce of more than 1.4 million NHS employees. For more information, visit

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