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02 Jan 19

GP IT Systems To Be Updated by 2023/2024

January 2, 2019

The Secretary of State for Health & Social Care, Matt Hancock, has announced government plans to overhaul IT systems in NHS GP practices by 2023 to 2024.  The GP IT Futures Framework will create a platform for an open, competitive market for the best technology firms to invest in the NHS and move towards the use of cloud-based technology for the storage and transfer of patient records.

With the current market dominated by two main providers, it is intended that the new framework will speed up innovation and reduce delays by allowing quicker, easier access to and transfer of patient data between GP practices, hospitals and social care settings.  All providers will be required to meet minimum technological and security standards, with the government confirming that any systems not meeting those standards will not be used.

For further details on the government’s proposals, click here.