The Scottish Wide Area Network (SWAN), a framework contract delivered by Capita, is one of the most significant single public sector ICT initiatives ever undertaken in Scotland. More than 6,000 sites have been connected including hospitals, GP surgeries, pharmacists, schools and local council offices.
The network offers better connectivity, better performance and faster speeds as well as delivering value for money for the Scottish taxpayer, as detailed in the £30m savings stated in the Scottish Government’s refreshed digital strategy. These outcomes for Scotland mean public bodies are more easily able to communicate with each other, share services to foster co-operative working and better serve Scottish citizens.
SWAN member organisations include central Government departments, the Scottish Government, Scottish Qualification Agency, Historic Scotland and the Scottish Environmental Protection Agency, all 22 boards across NHS Scotland as well as 50% of Scottish local authorities.