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Global software company Civica acquires Manchester health tech firm

Malinko app Civica

Global software provider Civica has acquired Manchester-based clinical e-scheduling platform Malinko for an undisclosed sum. 

Through the deal, Civica plans to enhance its growing suite of Software as a Service (Saas) and cloud-based solutions for the public sector with the addition of Malinko.

Malinko enables healthcare professionals to coordinate patient care across multiple organisations including NHS trusts, charities and local authorities. It allows healthcare providers to match clinical skills with specific patient needs.

As part of the acquisition, all 35 staff at Malinko will be retained and will continue working remotely.

Civica, which specialises in software applications for the public services sectors, has operations in the UK and Ireland including in Leeds and Altrincham, Australia, New Zealand, India, Singapore, Canada and North America.

Civica Chief Executive, Wayne Story said: “Malinko’s innovative e-scheduling solution perfectly complements our growing software offering across the health and care sectors, where our market-leading solutions already support more than 400 organisations in delivering better outcomes for patients.

“With the new capabilities provided by Malinko, we will also be in a strong position to support the UK Government in delivering on the ambitions set down in the NHS Long Term Plan, to ensure seamless collaboration between health and care organisations and greater levels of care in the community.”   

Malinko co-founder, Rob McGovern, added: “When Andrew Threlfall and I agreed to work together in 2016, our dream was to build a clinical system which helps the NHS and local authorities move services from bricks and mortar to the community.

“Civica will help Malinko to scale without losing the heart of what makes Malinko special. Our culture is supportive and collaborative, and our people care deeply about community services, so it is important to be part of an organisation that shares these aims and values.

“Personally, this is an enormously proud moment for me that Malinko is now part of Civica and I’m looking forward to working with our new colleagues to ensure the 2020s becomes the decade of community services.”

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