System C

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System C is a British information technology company based in Warrington, specialising in the health and social care sectors. It employs about 200 staff.

Not to be confused with SystemC, part of the C++ programming language.

It was acquired by Symphony Technology Group in 2014 from McKesson Corporation.[1]

Ian Denley, chief executive, is a doctor.

It provides the Medway patient administration system, established in 1983, which was used in 40 NHS hospitals in 2014. It has been used by Noble’s Hospital on the Isle of Man since 2015.[2] University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust started using it in 2017, migrating 63 million records and integrating about 60 third party systems.[3]

It is involved with a project at University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust to use video calling, wearable devices and predictive technology to improve patient care.[4]

In April 2017 the company won a contract with the South, Central and West Commissioning Support Unit to create a single child health record across a large part of the south of England, involving 14 clinical commissioning groups, 5 local authorities and 6 unitary authorities. The unified record will cover Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Berkshire, Gloucestershire, Swindon and Bath and North East Somerset, so that when children move within those areas their records will follow them.[5]


  1. ^ "SYSTEM C GETS NEW OWNER IN PE DEAL". Insider media. 2 June 2014. Retrieved 23 April 2017. 
  2. ^ "Isle of Man hospital aims to be paperless by 2018". Digital Health. 28 September 2016. Retrieved 23 April 2017. 
  3. ^ "North Midlands deploys Medway EPR". Digital Health. 31 January 2017. Retrieved 23 April 2017. 
  4. ^ "NHS trust using predictive technology to improve patient care". Health IT Central. 30 March 2017. Retrieved 23 April 2017. 
  5. ^ "System C will link child health records across the south". Digital Health. 20 April 2017. Retrieved 23 April 2017.