Technology Consultant 


I was recruited as IT consultant for the Ansel Group, a business start-up which is a private equity company delivering Low & Medium secure Units specialising in personality disorder for the NHS. Ansel is also partnered with ILG who deliver care, support and accommodation to adults with learning disabilities, communication difficulties and challenging behaviours. 

The Ansel Group was purchased by Cambian Group PLC in 2014 and ILG was sold to Voyage Group in 2013.


  • Delivered Strategy & Design  
  • Selected and Delivered EPR – Electronic Patient Record System
  • Delivery of training of System 
  • Implement of one the UK’s first 100 Hosted Virtual Desktops projects.

Engaged by Ansel group for developing, project managing and implementing an IT Strategy and building design in the areas of; Clinical, Personnel, Commercial, Financial, Compliance and Infrastructure systems.   

The IT strategy builds on long term, sensible principles of information management, of which  has been developed following a widespread consultation process, surveys, research, focus groups and diligence. This strategy will also help the business make the best use of IT resources now and in the future. Aims are to leverage the economies of scale by utilising best practice industry techniques of network architecture and application hosting services.  This will reduce the initial capital expenditure and relinquish them of depreciating assets which would normally need to be renewed every 3 to 5 years. 

Created business case that recommended the purchase of an Electronic Patient Record System (EPR CSE Healthcare Rio Mental Health) as an alternative to Paper based clinical notes. The traditional paper based notes, which have served their purpose well until now, will not in the medium to long term be fit for purpose, with EPR proving more efficient in terms of staff time, effective in terms of accuracy of record keeping and audit, and ultimately economic in terms of access to information to support clinical effectiveness and commissioning requirements. I am currently project managing/consulting/training the delivery to Ansel of CSE Healthcare Rio Software which includes database creation, configuration and system administration. I have configuration the following areas; 

Controlling Access, Audit Trail, Client Demographics, system-wide configuration options, creating and maintaining lists, Core master tables, Case Record, Time Line/Significant Events, Appointment management, inpatient management, mental health act administration. CPA, Care plans, Process notes, Diagnosis and Clinical coding, Client documentation, Reports and Reporting, Rio Forms, System Constants.

Also trained over 25 members of staff and technical configuration knowledge transfer to two new Rio system administrators.   

Engaged by ILG, designed & supported ILG (Independent living Group) in the selection, contract negotiations and over saw the migration of the hosted environment to a new cloud VDI Quest computing environment. This project not only made a cost saving but also deliver an improved technology standard which improves the operations of the business. 

See the Case Study Here