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The need for internal communications in the wake of COVID-19 is clear as major players within healthcare sector partner with Unily to empower employees

  • Over the past year, 10 healthcare clients have partnered with Unily to empower employees with access to digital tools.
  • Connecting specialists across the healthcare sector is seen as vital for businesses and hospitals in the wake of COVID-19
  • Over 64,300 employees across the healthcare sector will be connected through Unily’s employee experience and intranet solution

Unily, a global award-winning employee experience platform and next generation intranet provider, has seen a major influx in healthcare companies partnering with them to enhance their internal communications and employee engagement over a turbulent 2020.

10 healthcare clients have partnered with Unily and invested over £1.3 million to enhance the employee experience and improve internal communications. Hospitals and UK health institutions alike are working with Unily to create bespoke digital workplaces for over 64,000 healthcare employees, as the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic have drawn attention to the need for a more connected workforce to combat the strain the sector has faced this year.

St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust are using the Unily platform to replace their legacy intranet with a digital workplace platform for their 9,000 staff. The bespoke workplace platform is designed to engage employees and act as a single source of truth for their diverse workforce, ensuring everyone is kept up to date.

Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust has launched their new digital workplace platform for their 10,000 desk-based and frontline staff. The Trust has partnered with Unily to create a central hub where staff based at their three hospitals and their satellite sites can share information and collaborate to deliver outstanding care to more than 1.6 million patients every year.

Additionally, major US healthcare businesses have also invested heavily in a Unily employee experience platform to connect their staff across locations and devices. Engagement with COVID-19 related content within these platforms have seen a major increase, highlighting the demand for information across businesses and the need for open dialogue through times of crisis and change.

Jo Skilton, Chief Commercial Officer for Unily, says: “Unily are proud to partner with leading healthcare providers. In the current challenging climate and its resulting strain on healthcare services, we are empowering the healthcare sector with the best digital employee experiences to support them in continuing to deliver exceptional care to patients. Our reputation for providing outstanding digital workplaces for healthcare organisations across the world further highlights the important role Unily plays in revolutionising the way people communicate and collaborate at work.”

Not only do Unily support digital transformations for many healthcare organisations, they also partner with a cross-section of FTSE 500 companies including Shell, The Hershey Company, and McDonalds to implement digital workplace solutions.

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About Unily

Unily, a global award-winning, top ten next generation employee experience platform and intranet provider founded in 2005, with a leading portfolio of FTSE 250 and Fortune 500 clients including British Airways, McDonald’s, Shell, Mars, L’Oréal and Cathay Pacific, has 3,000,000 users, and is at the forefront of the digital workplace revolution, supplying the world's biggest brands with market-leading intranet software tailored to the needs of the modern workforce.

For more about Unily, visit


About the Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust

The Royal Free London’s mission is to provide world class expertise and local care.

We attract patients from across the country and beyond to our specialist services in liver and kidney transplantation, haemophilia, HIV, infectious diseases, plastic surgery, immunology, neurology, Parkinson’s disease, vascular surgery, cardiology, amyloidosis and scleroderma. We are a member of the academic health science partnership UCL Partners, which brings people and organisations together to transform the health and wellbeing of the population.

The Royal Free London is one of four trusts across the NHS to be chosen to develop a group model enabling us to share services and resources more effectively across hospitals to improve the experience of patients and staff. More information is available here

Barnet Hospital, Chase Farm Hospital and the Royal Free Hospital are part of the Royal Free London group, and North Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trust became its first clinical partner in September 2017.

For more information about our group structure visit and for general information about the trust visit


About St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is the largest healthcare provider, major teaching hospital and tertiary centre for south west London, Surrey and beyond – and one of the largest healthcare providers in the UK – serving a population of 3.5 million. Its main site, St George’s Hospital – one of the country’s principal teaching hospitals – is shared with St George's, University of London, which trains medical students and carries out advanced medical research. St George’s is one of 11 adult and children major trauma centres in the UK, one of eight hyper acute stroke units and one of the biggest and busiest of the eight heart attack centres in London. It is also an accredited centre of excellence for trauma, neurology, cardiology, cancer and blood pressure services and is the national centre for family HIV care and bone marrow transplantation for non-cancer diseases.

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Last Updated: 23-Dec-2020