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UK Crown Prosecution Service Selects Atos Origin as Occupational Health Provider


London, 2 March 2006 - Atos Origin, a leading IT services company and a major provider of managed medical services and occupational health, today announced that it has won a three year contract with the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS), the government department responsible for prosecuting criminal cases investigated by the police in England and Wales, to provide occupational health services to its 8500 staff.

Under the contract for core occupational health services, Atos Origin will provide pre-employment health screening and examinations; absence management services including sickness absence and ill-health retirement assessments; workstation assessments and health screenings for night workers and drivers.

This service offers nominated CPS personnel direct access to occupational health advice via the telephone in relation to sickness absence management, pre-employment, health and safety issues, infectious diseases and many other health issues.

“We recognise the value of proactive occupational health services both for our employees and our operations,“ said Marlene Oates-Hinds, HR business partner at CPS. “In making our decision, we paid particular attention to experience and value for money.”

“More employers are seeing the value that occupational health services can bring in rehabilitating staff back into the workforce after an illness and also in reducing sickness absence,” said Simon Chipperfield, vice president, Medical Services, Atos Origin. “This contract further strengthens the position of Atos Origin as a leading provider of occupational health services in the UK.”

CPS is the government department responsible for prosecuting criminal cases investigated by the police in England and Wales.

CPS staff deal with more than 1.3 million cases in the magistrates’ court and about 115,000 in the Crown Court. CPS staff are employed in 3 main areas or work: Prosecutors; experienced barristers and lawyers who are responsible for prosecuting criminal cases on behalf of the Crown. Caseworkers; assist prosecutors preparing cases for court. Administrators; support the work of the Crown Prosecutors with financial, managerial and information technology support.

Atos Origin has established a major presence as a provider of managed medical services and occupational health and today provides occupational health services to nearly half a million employees in the UK public sector. Customers include the Department for Work and Pensions, Royal Mail Group, HM Customs & Excise and the Department for Trade and Industry.

About Atos Origin
Atos Origin is an international information technology services company. Its business is turning client vision into results through the application of consulting, systems integration and managed operations. The company’s annual revenues are more than EUR 5 billion and it employs over 46,000 people in 40 countries. Atos Origin is the Worldwide Information Technology Partner for the Olympic Games and has a client base of international blue-chip companies across all sectors. Atos Origin is quoted on the Paris Eurolist Market and trades as Atos Origin, AtosEuronext, Atos Worldline and Atos Consulting.


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