Contract with BT for NHS Nat'

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Intercede Group PLC
12 January 2009

12 January 2009



Contract with BT for the NHS National Data Spine 

Intercede (LON: IGP) announces that it has signed a contract with British Telecom (BT) for the supply of the MyID® Identity and Credential Management System in support of the National Health Service (NHS) National Data Spine. BT had previously been supplied with Intercede's MyID software and services indirectly through an Intercede business partner. All new orders will now be placed directly with Intercede.

The National Programme for IT in the NHS is the largest civilian IT programme in the world. As part of its ongoing involvement in this project, Intercede is midway through supplying MyID software licences to enable the issuance of up to 1.2 million smart cards to healthcare staff throughout the United Kingdom. Over the last 4 years, more than 500,000 smart cards have been successfully issued to authorised NHS people using MyID. 

The NHS is issuing its smart cards using more than 2,000 MyID personalisation stations located at hospitals and medical centres across the country. 

This system is a key component of the Department of Health's initiative to modernise service delivery in the NHS. Data privacy, scalability, security and resilience are critical for success. After three years of operation, it is pleasing to report that Intercede's MyID has proven to be a reliable, production system in this complex environment.

'Intercede is pleased to be recognised by BT as a direct supplier on this demanding project', said Richard Parris, Intercede Chairman and Chief Executive. 'During the last three years, Intercede has demonstrated to BT that we have both the business and the support infrastructure to participate in this project'.

About Intercede

Intercede is the producer of the MyID® Identity and Credential Management System (IDCMS). Intercede's MyID is the only IDCMS software product that enables organizations to easily and securely manage the identities of people and their associated identity credentials within a single, integrated, workflow driven platform. This includes enabling and managing: secure registration, biometric capture, application vetting and approval through to smart card personalization, issuance and management.

Intercede's MyID is being used around the world by large corporations, governments and banks to manage millions of identities for employees, citizens and customers. Notable deployments in the US include 10 Federal Agencies, a programme with Lockheed Martin and two major US financial institutions. In Europe and the Middle East, Intercede's MyID is being deployed in support of government identity, health and corporate employee ID security projects.

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