McKesson announces successful acquisition of System C

McKesson is a leading distributor of medicines, medical supplies and healthcare information technology solutions that touch the lives of more than 100 million patients in every healthcare setting across the world. McKesson operates the NHS Electronic Staff Record (ESR), an integrated HR and payroll system responsible for the pay of 1.4m NHS employees across England and Wales. 

This acquisition combines System C’s next-generation Medway suite of clinical and administrative software and its proven volume deployment capability with McKesson’s client base, financial strength and reputation. Together, the companies are a major provider of IT to the NHS, independent and social care markets in the UK and internationally.

McKesson and System C employ 1200 people in Europe. Their joint product offering includes patient administration and electronic patient record (PAS/EPR) systems, A&E, maternity, child health, business intelligence, PACS, cardiology, adult and children’s social care systems, workforce management solutions and services, and a variety of clinical and commissioning applications.