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Wednesday 16 July, 2008

Capita Group PLC

Capita preferred partner for NHS digital presence


PRESS INFORMATION

16 July 2008

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH CHOOSES CAPITA AS PREFERRED PARTNER TO DEVELOP THE DIGITAL
PRESENCE OF THE NHS

The Department of Health has announced their intention to award Capita the
contract to develop and deliver NHS Choices, the digital channel to connect
citizens and intermediaries with the NHS. The contract is subject to
finalisation and is expected to be worth £60 million over three years, with an
option to extend for a further two years. Service commencement is anticipated
to be September 2008.

Capita will be responsible for the hosting, technical and content development
of the NHS online presence and related digital services. A key focus will be on
ensuring innovative engagement with citizens and clinicians to support a
healthier nation.

Paul Pindar, Chief Executive of the Capita Group Plc commented: "We are
delighted to have been chosen to support the way the NHS connects with its
citizens and clinicians online. This is core to transforming the way patients
interact with clinicians and will provide more efficient access to health
education and self help services. We look forward to working with the NHS and
its partners and developing further Capita's presence in the UK health market
from this strong platform."

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For further information:

The Capita Group Plc
Paul Pindar, Chief Executive
Shona Nichols, Corporate Communications Director
Tel: 020 7799 1525

For further information please contact

Capita press office - 0870 2400 488

The Capita Group Plc is the UK's leading provider of integrated professional
support service solutions.  The Group's service capabilities encompass customer
services, financial services, human resource services, software services,
systems and strategic support and property services delivered to both public
sector and private organisations.  With over 29,000 employees at more than 300
offices across the UK, Ireland and India, Capita is quoted on the London Stock
Exchange (CPI.L), and is a constituent of the FTSE100 with revenues for 2007 of
£2,073 million.

Further information on The Capita Group Plc can be found at: http://www.capita.co.uk