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GP IT system suppliers awarded contracts in Wales

Digital Health and Care Wales has announced three GP IT suppliers have been awarded contracts on a new framework to supply systems and services for primary care in Wales.

The national health body for Wales has awarded Cegedim Healthcare Solutions, EMIS Health and TPP contracts as part of a five-year deal.

Following the current arrangements which are due to expire, the deal provides all GP practices in Wales access to the clinical systems.

Martin Dickinson, Head of Primary Care Services, Digital Health and Care Wales, commented: “We look forward to working with the suppliers to deliver the next generation of IT systems for Welsh GP practices. I’d like to thank everyone who was involved for their work in ensuring the procurement was delivered successfully.”

Suzy Foster, EMIS Health CEO, added: “We’re delighted to have been appointed onto the new GP IT Framework enabling us to continue to support our primary care customers in Wales to deliver excellent services to their patients.

“Here at EMIS innovation never stops and we’re looking forward to working with Digital Health and Care Wales to help shape the future of technology enabled primary care services over the next five years.”

The procurement procedure supported by Digital Health and Care Wales (DHCW) was led by the GMS IM&T Board and involved GPs, GP practice managers, Health Board directors of primary care and the DHCW primary care team.