Consultancy Services & System Integrations

Over the last 15 years Solstice have helped numerous major care providers to meet their obligations and requirements in the areas of Information Governance and IT (e.g. disaster recovery, data security, infrastructure etc.).

With the many mergers and acquisitions in the Care sector, our recent work has pre-dominantly focused on streamlining data flows and integrating systems across a myriad of legacy products, spreadsheets and paper-based forms.

If you are in need of expertise, experience and independent advice in any of these areas, just give us a call and let us explain how we have helped many of your peers and explore how we can help you.

Information Governance & the DSP Toolkit

NHS Commissioners are demanding for Care Providers to demonstrate that they have a robust Information Governance Management framework in place. Evidence is provided through the submission of the Data Security and Protection Toolkit (DSPT)

This is not a trivial exercise, as it covers every aspect of your business and operations. Completing and maintaing the DSPT can thus be daunting. All care providers understand the importance of Information Governance and hence will have Confidentiality, Data Protection and IT Security procedures in place, but are your policies standardised across your organisation and do they conform to the requirements?  

We have helped a significant number of independent sector care providers through the process. We can very quickly identify the necessary actions to establish a formal framework and provide you with advice on the policies, procedures and templates you will need to use to meet the requirements of the Toolkit.

Our assistance can range from running a one-off 3-hour introduction and data-gathering workshop, through to the hands-on development of policies and procedures and acting as an interim Information Security Officer.

MHSDS submission on behalf of providers

We submit the MHSDS directly through the NHS - SDCS portal, on behalf of several of our Customers.
This is not just limited to the process of uploading the files, but starts with a pre-submission Data Quality check. we then work with the relevant administrators to clean up the data, thus avoiding file rejections at the submission stage.

Post-submission, we download the NHS Data Quality and Validation Reports and interpret any errors and warnings.
We then ensure that the data is corrected and re-submit the MHSDS until it contains no further DQ warnings.

IT Infrastructure

We have 15 years-experience of delivering successful IT Infrastructure projects, so if you are looking for independent advice on how best to share, protect and secure data across your organisation, we can help. We have worked with a number of large organisations to develop their Business Continuity and IT Disaster Recovery plans, so if you need help with reducing the risk of the loss of business-critical information assets, please get in touch.