Cystic fibrosis is one of the largest genetic killers in the UK. It affects more than 10,000 people in the UK and there is currently no cure. However, with continued research and support from organisations like Cystic Fibrosis Trust, there are treatments to manage the disease. Cystic Fibrosis Trust aim to help cure the condition, but until then, it continues to help people already living with it.
Due to the risk of cross infection between people with cystic fibrosis, sufferers also can’t come into contact with each other, meaning stakeholders can often never meet. “Telephony is critical for us, but we had issues with telephone conferencing. We were quite unconnected.” Lucy Semmens, Director of Strategy and Performance, Cystic Fibrosis Trust
They wanted to reach more people to become better connected and enable staff to work remotely. The team needed a flexible working solution and new ways of collaboration in order to be more accessible within the community. By implementing One Net and O365 they allowed employees to work from anywhere, creating a fully mobile organisation, with a fluid and positive culture an improved physical and virtual presence in the community.
Cystic fibrosis sufferers can now attend meetings remotely and be more involved in decision making and which is more important, by reducing the IT costs, they have more money to spend on research and ultimately, to find a cure.