Scots software firm’s new office in Sheffield

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A Glasgow company that develops surgical records software has opened a second office in Sheffield.

Informatics Clinical Information Systems has moved into the The Workstation on Paternoster Row.

Its Synopsis product is used in two areas - preoperative assessment, and anaesthesia and theatres - and replaces the paper-based systems most hospitals rely on.

The company’s growth is being supported by Creative Sheffield, Sheffield City Council’s economic development team.

As well as helping Informatics CIS to find premises and recruit, Creative Sheffield has put the company in touch with academic, clinical and business networks and helped identify funding.

Informatics CIS’s managing director, Tom Hurrell, said: “Sheffield is a centre of excellence in the healthcare technology sector and has a general creative buzz.

“Our decision has been validated as, within just a few months, the city is proving to be perfect for us.

“The support we’ve had through Creative Sheffield has been fantastic in helping us set up.”

premises, hiring new talent and introducing us to the universities and professional networks in the city and region”.

Philippa Hedley-Takhar, of Creative Sheffield, said: “Companies like Informatics CIS are benefitting from the world-class expertise here.”