Leading health informatics firm expands by acquiring NHS compliance management provider

Radcliffe Solutions, a learning and compliance management solutions provider to health and social care sectors, today announced it has been acquired by a leading health informatics firm.

Arif Ahmed, Radcliffe Solutions’ founder and managing director, together with Newcastle based Clarity Informatics have led the buyout from parent company Electric Word plc.


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Radcliffe Solutions provides workflow solutions to a diverse client base across acute, mental health and community providers as well as NHS Scotland, Virgin Care and States of Guernsey.

Tim Sewart, Clarity Informatics’ chief executive, said, “We are delighted to welcome Radcliffe Solutions into the Clarity Informatics group. Both businesses are highly complementary with significant entrenched positions within their respective markets providing an excellent platform for future growth”.

"We are grateful for Electric Word’s support as a shareholder since 2011 and look forward to our future as an independently owned company," said Ahmed.

Radcliffe Solutions focus on workforce and compliance issues affecting health and social care organisations. Workforce management solutions support Agenda for Change, the national NHS pay framework underpinning over 1 million NHS staff. The solution enables organisations to collate robust evidence for pay negotiations.

Compliance solutions automate complex business processes for healthcare providers to demonstrate compliance to regulators. Implementing the software has direct financial benefits by reducing medical insurance premiums.

Ahmed adds, “Government reform has resulted in profound shifts in healthcare. At the same time technology has been a significant disruptive force creating new opportunities. Consumerisation of healthcare, mobile accessibility, independent sector involvement and greater regulator and compliance reporting are just some of the challenges facing our clients.

The excellent strategic fit between Clarity Informatics and Radcliffe Solutions together with access to new investment, skills and capabilities will enable us to help our long standing client base deal with the ripples of change”.

The deal will see Ahmed join Clarity Informatics’ management team as Strategic Advisor working on a number of commercialisation, strategic and innovation initiatives.


Radcliffe Solutions

Radcliffe Solutions founded in 1999 is a leading provider of workforce governance, risk and compliance (GRC) solutions to health and social care organisations.

The company provides an integrated suite of workflow solutions automating complex clinical negligence insurance and pay negotiation processes. The company is headquartered in London, UK.

Clarity Informatics

Clarity Informatics is an expert team of clinicians, researchers and software specialists creating internationally renowned health informatics solutions.

Established in 1993, Clarity was initially a research institute, the Sowerby Centre for Health Informatics (SCHIN), based at University of Newcastle.

The company is privately held, and headquartered in Newcastle, UK. More information is available at clarity.co.uk or follow on Twitter @Clarity_HI.

Electric Word

Electric Word is a specialist media company operating in three markets: Health, Education and Sports.

The Health division provides professional education and training products to doctors, managers, speech therapists and other health professionals.

The company is AIM listed, and headquartered in London, UK.