The Access Group Acquires Servelec to create an integrated Health and Social Care offering

Our health and social care division, one of the leaders in the local government, health and social care software sectors, has announced the acquisition of Servelec.

The acquisition will enable Access to offer integrated solutions and services across local government, health and social care, combining Access’ suite of health and social care solutions with Servelec’s ability to integrate technology across social care, healthcare, education and youth services. 

With Integrated Care Systems in England set to embed collaboration and promote more joined up care, the acquisition gives Access the opportunity to integrate systems and data right across the health and social care sector.

Servelec is a trusted supplier to NHS trusts and local authorities, and has recently acquired Elemental Software, a provider of social prescribing technology. The acquisition complements Access’ long-term strategic plan to extend into local government and health. 

Steve Sawyer, managing director of The Access Group’s health and social care division, will lead the enlarged business, supported by Servelec’s existing leadership team, including Steve Wightman, healthcare managing director, and David McKinney, local government managing director. 

Elemental Software will continue to be led by co-founders Jennifer Neff and Leeann Monk-Ozgul, while Servelec’s chief executive officer, Ian Crichton, will step down after supporting the initial transition.

Steve Sawyer said: “Through the use of our technology and services, Access’ purpose is to support customers with the freedom to deliver outstanding care. Combined with Servelec’s focus on improving lives with technology that matters, and Elemental’s work to reduce health inequalities through the social prescribing movement, we have the opportunity to make a real difference together.

“Aligned to the government’s strategy for integrated health and social care, this deal will help us create better outcomes for clinicians, social care professionals and other care providers, plus the people they support.

“From the point of first need through to the delivery and monitoring of services, we aim to provide more efficient, cost-effective services, help the NHS and local government track and plan for long-term challenges, and provide a continuous integrated view of a person’s health and social care journey.” 

Servelec and Elemental’s products will continue alongside Access’ portfolio of health and social care solutions and will be brought onto the Access Workspace platform, providing a single sign-on and integration with the wider Access portfolio.


About Servelec

Servelec provides leading software to the care sector that makes a positive difference to thousands of lives every day. A trusted supplier to more than 45 NHS trusts and over 150 local authorities, its mission is to connect communities through joined up digital care for social care, healthcare, education and youth services.

Servelec is already working with customers to share data across care settings, supporting the Government-backed interoperability agenda and move towards integrated care.

Servelec is one company, one team, working together for Digital Care.

About Elemental Software

Elemental Software was founded and is headquartered in Derry, Northern Ireland, where it employs more than 30 people.

It is one of the UK and Ireland’s leading providers of social prescribing technology. It is an award-winning tech for good company with the purpose of empowering and enabling individuals, families and their carers to better connect into community-based programmes, services and interventions that make a positive impact on their lives.

Through its innovative digital platform, Elemental Software enables organisations, localities and regions to establish, develop and scale the social prescribing model of care. It works with local councils, health and social care trusts, community and voluntary sector organisations, housing associations, prisons and education organisations, such as universities, to co-design and deliver better community and wellbeing outcomes.

Nearly 12,000 GPs, nurses, practice managers, social workers and other government staff are already making referrals via the Elemental Software platform.