Software Development

Below are just of few of the bespoke software development projects we have undertaken. Click on the project name to read further details.

Age Concern Sheffield

Older Sheffield Website

Illuminaries were tasked were creating a system, which would give elderly web users in Sheffield the ability to find groups and services within their region.

ATI Allvac


An enquiry tracking system developed for a large, multi-national, specialty metals company.

Birmingham Children's Hospital

Child Protection Database

Birmingham Children’s Hospital approached Illuminaries in August 2006 for details of our child protection database, having learnt about the work we had done in this field for Leeds Community Paediatrics.

Federation for Community Development Learning

Contacts Database

Contacts database in MS Access with mail out functions to Word and Outlook, and ad hoc queries with results to Word and Excel

Health Education England (working across Yorkshire and the Humber)

GP Trainers

On the back of previous successful projects, Health Education England working across Yorkshire and the Humber (formerly HEYH) contacted Illuminaries to develop an application to allow potential GP Trainers to submit online applications.

Health Education Yorkshire and the Humber

Quality Management

Health Education Yorkshire and The Humber is one of the 13 LETBs established by Health Education England in 2012/13 to monitor quality and training of students and trainees in NHS England.  A part of this process requires a Dean’s Report to be submitted to the GMC twice a year as a spreadsheet recording concerns, recommended actions and progress along with examples of good practice.  Each submission typically took one person, a month or more to collate the information from various sources.

Leeds Teaching Hospitals

Child Protection Database

A browser-based application developed using Microsoft .NET technologies and running across the Leeds Teaching Hospitals network, provides screens to manage workflow from referral through to reporting. Clinicians can upload and annotate photographic images to the database made during the examinations as well as perform keyword searches on image tags and reports.

Sheffield Teaching Hospitals

ePAQ Touchscreen Questionnaire

The original e-PAQ system was designed to assess and diagnose female pelvic floor problems but has been re-engineered into a more generic form to cater for any clinical or other instrument following the e-PAQ approach. The application will automatically adapt the flow through the questionnaire depending on responses given to certain questions, either by skipping sections or individual questions or asking more probing ones.

Sheffield Teaching Hospitals

Haemato-Oncology Diagnostic Service

The Haemato-Oncology Diagnostic Service for South Yorkshire is based at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals (STH) and was set up to provide a centralised service within the county for the diagnosis of blood related cancer cases. Biopsy and other samples taken from patients suspected of having a blood related cancer are sent to Sheffield Teaching Hospitals for lab testing. Some samples may be forwarded to Sheffield Childrens’ Hospital (SCH) for further, specialist genetic tests.

South Yorkshire Postgraduate Dental Office

Significant Events Database

Previous clients the South Yorkshire Postgraduate Dental office were more than happy to call upon Illuminaries to develop their latest system - the significant events database.

South Yorkshire Postgraduate Dental Office

Automatic Booklet Generator

Automatic booklet generator using MS Access and Word. At the click of a button, a customised booklet is created depending of specified parameters. Allows non-technical staff to update generic and booklet specific content easily.

The Postgraduate Dental Education Office (PGDEO) for South Yorkshire and the East Midlands Postgraduate Medical and Dental Education deaneries

PDO – SYEM Courses Web App

The PGDEO for South Yorkshire and the East Midlands Postgraduate Medical and Dental Education deaneries, based in Sheffield, co-ordinate among other things, continuing professional development (CPD) for registered dental practitioners. Part of this process is the review and acceptance for suitability of courses run by centres throughout the region. To quality for CPD status, these courses must meet certain criteria and for many years these have been captured in an Access database (known as the Admin Database) developed by Illuminaries more than 10 years ago and managed by staff within the PGDEO. This required that course organisers at the centres submitted course proposals on paper forms to the PGDEO and the details then entered into the database.


Child Protection Database for the Republic of Maldives

Following on from the successful systems requirements capture Illuminaries were commissioned to carry out in 2007, for a child protection system for the Republic of Maldives; Illuminaries were asked to develop the application in 2009.

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"The system is looking great. You’ve done what the previous contractor couldn’t do"

Sylvia Ward, Deputy Chief Executive, Age Concern Sheffield

"Illuminaries provided creative and imaginative solutions to our data needs and have designed a database that is straightforward to use and has flexible search methods"

Paula Walker, Sheffield and Rotherham Asbestos Group

"You were provided with quite a complicated design for an e-commerce site, they created the 'shop' whilst keeping the design as we wanted. They also provided great value for money."

Lucia Kempsey, Bettyjoy

"I really have appreciated the time and trouble you’ve taken to help me set up, especially as I’m so unused to using computers!"

Kathryn Yates, Children’s Food Company

"We had been thinking of implementing an online system to manage course approvals for some time but options were limited due to security considerations. Illuminaries were able to deliver a solution that works within our IT structure and meets all of our requirements."

Daniel Kaye, PDO SYEM

"Illuminaries were fully accommodating to all my needs and have more than delivered on what I had hoped"

Stephen Radley, Consultant Obstetrician, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals

"As you are planning to get Tony to set your database up, you can be confident that the system will work. Tony also ran the Trent HCV database for a number of years, which generated over 25 peer-reviewed publications"

Will Irving, Professor of Virology, University of Nottingham

"I felt it was very productive today and you really have done an amazing job so far with this, it is beyond the expectations I had and to see it in today’s format was really positive"

Vicky Jones, Quality Co-ordinator, Health Education England

"Thanks so much for the quality database. It is a great piece of work. I am demonstrating it today at Willerby and am sure everyone will be impressed."

Julie Platts, Quality Manager, Health Education Yorkshire and the Humber

"[The QM application is] a really powerful development that allows timely review of concerns, streamlining engagement between the Trust and HEYH so helping in the accuracy of reporting and feedback the GMC"


"You people are so helpful"

John Sellars, ICT Consulting

"The good work done by Illuminaries was highlighted by everyone (at the launch event). I personally would like to highlight the extra mile you went to get to this point. So a very special thanks to you both [Tony and Jim]"

Mohamed Naeem, Child Protection Specialist, UNICEF Maldives Country Office

"I would like to express my thanks to all of you as well as Illuminaires for their dedication and patience in delivering a user sensitive system that will help in transforming the work of the Government to plan and effectively deliver protection measures to the troubled communities and families in Maldives"

Manssor Ali - UNICEF, New York

"The very odd occasion I have required assistance, you have been very responsive in helping me resolve the problem"

Joe Wright, Momentum Transport

"Illuminaries provided a systematic and logical approach through the workshops to help clarify the data requirements and functionality of the system that would meet our business needs. This approach saved time and ensured both parties were clear about what was required"

Rosemary Clark, Objective 1

"I have just input the first patient onto the [Cirrhosis] database. Nice and easy, straight forward and only took 10 mins if that."

Andrea Bennett, Deputy Nurse Manager / STOP HCV Project Lead

"So far it’s been remarkably painless going live, so I just want to say thank you for your fantastic work. We’ve had some really positive comments, and I don’t think there have been any negative ones."

Katharine Wilkie, Finance Manager, SYFAB

"The flexibility demonstrated by Illuminaries, their readiness to consider and their ability to implement appropriate, alternative technologies into the laboratory’s business IT systems have proved to be of considerable help during a time of hectic and often profound business change."

Business Systems Manager, Syngenta