NHS Digital News

18 Oct 2019

Successful suppliers announced for new GP IT Futures framework

Nearly 70 GP IT system suppliers are to be awarded contracts to supply IT systems via the new GP IT Futures framework.

PLEASE NOTE: Embargoed until 6pm on Friday October 18. 

Nearly 70 GP IT system suppliers are to be awarded contracts to supply IT systems via the new GP IT Futures framework.

The latest phase of the GP IT Futures framework procurement process has been completed following a rigorous assessment and review of all supplier submissions. The next stage of systems assurance is now underway and due for completion in the coming weeks.

NHS Digital (on behalf of the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care) has notified 69 suppliers of the intention to award framework agreements to those suppliers, subject to them completing the assurance process successfully.

This includes 16 existing suppliers2, as well as three new entrants offering core clinical systems and 53 new entrants offering a range of additional system capabilities to the UK primary care market.  

This is the first framework to be awarded as part of the Digital Buying Catalogue3, which will act as a digital marketplace allowing buyers to search for and compare supplier solutions that will meet their needs.

The supplier systems are now being evaluated and assured against the new standards set by GP IT Futures, with successful existing solutions set to become available from 1 January 2020 and new to market solutions coming online throughout next year. 

Sarah Wilkinson, NHS Digital’s Chief Executive, said: “GPs and their patients deserve the most effective and efficient modern technology with which to run their practices and access their data respectively, and the health and care system at large needs easier access to the critical data held within the primary care system to enable better secondary care and a richer flow of data into medical research.

“We are delighted that the supplier community has responded so positively to our proposal for the next generation of these systems, and are going to provide such a rich set of technical solutions for primary care. We look forward to working closely with all of them over the coming years, and I thank them all for the work they have done to ensure their solutions meet our new standards and for their work in delivering them into the primary care system.”

Dr Masood Nazir, SRO for GPIT Futures and Associate CCIO, Primary Care Digital Transformation, NHSX, said: “We are pleased that so many companies share our vision to provide GPs with the best possible tools and services. Particularly as we seek to deliver digital first primary care and improve patient access to care and advice.

“With a higher standard for the industry through the new framework and interoperability, we can unlock the potential of GP IT solutions to support our busy GP Practices deliver patient care.  This marks the next phase of the programme, as we work with CCGs on plans for implementation and transition to the new framework.”

The current GPSoC contracts will expire on 31 December 2019 and NHS Digital's aim is that transition to the new framework will be completed by then. 

NHS Digital is managing the continuity and transition arrangements and will ensure all practices have access to the systems and services they need without any interruption throughout this period. 

For more information on the successful suppliers, please see below. 

Digital Care Services – GP IT Futures procurement outcome

The following GP IT system suppliers have been awarded a place on the new framework.

This includes 16 existing suppliers who offered services under the former GP System of Choice (GPSoC Lot 1 Framework Agreement), as well as three new entrants offering foundation solutions and 53 new entrants offering a range of additional system capabilities to the UK primary care market.  

A Foundation Solution is a Catalogue Solution or combination of Catalogue Solutions which singularly or collectively (as applicable) encompass all of the Foundation Capabilities:

(a)         GP referral management

(b)         prescribing

(c)          recording consultations

(d)         patient Information Maintenance

(e)         GP resource management

(f)          appointments management (GP)

Supplier

Accenda Limited

AccuRx

Advanced Health and Care Limited

Aire Logic Ltd

AlldayDr Group Ltd

Answer Digital Ltd

Apollo Medical Software Solutions Ltd

Arissian Ltd

AxSys Technology Limited

BigHand Ltd

Black Pear Software

CARE IS LTD

Clarity Informatics Limited

Clinical Architecture

Codegate Ltd

Connected Tech Group Ltd

Dictate IT

Doc Abode Ltd.

Docobo Ltd

Doctorlink

DXS International plc

eConsult Health

Edenbridge Healthcare Limited

Elsevier BV

EMIS - Egton Medical Information Systems Limited

Engage Health Systems Ltd

Evergreen Health Solutions Ltd

G2 Speech UK Ltd

Gnosco AB

GP Access Ltd

IBS, Inc.

Informatica Systems Ltd

Integrated Care 24 Limited

In Your Element Ltd (Trading as Elemental Software)

iPlato Healthcare Ltd

Lantum

Locum's Nest

LumiraDx Care Solutions Ltd

Medical Data Solutions and Services Limited

MedicalDirector Limited

Medical Management Systems

MediData Exchange Limited

MEDICAL INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY UK LTD

Medloop

Medxnote Limited

Metabolic Healthcare Limited

Microtest Limited

MyMed Ltd (trading as Q doctor)

myOrb Ltd

Niche Health

Numed Holdings Ltd (T/A Numed Healthcare)

OPTUM HEALTH SOLUTIONS (UK) LIMITED

PharmData ltd

Philips Electronics UK Limited

Prescribing Services Limited

Primary Care IT Ltd

Push Dr

QUALITY MEDICAL SOLUTIONS LIMITED

Redwood Technologies Ltd

SENSELY UK LIMITED

Servelec

Silicon Practice

Substrakt Health Ltd

Swiftqueue Technologies Limited

Targett Business Technology Limited

The Martin Bell Partnership

TPP - The Phoenix Partnership (Leeds) Ltd

Total Billing Solutions

Vision - In Practice Systems Limited

The supplier systems are now being evaluated and assured against the new standards set by GP IT Futures, with successful existing solutions set to become available from 1 January 2020 and new to market solutions coming online

 

Contact Information

NHS Digital Media Team
0300 303 3888
media@nhsdigital.nhs.net

Notes to editors

  1. NHS Digital is the national information and technology partner of the health and care system. Our team of information analysis, technology and project management experts create, deliver and manage the crucial digital systems, services, products and standards upon which health and care professionals depend.  During the 2018/19 financial year, NHS Digital published 287 statistical reports. Our vision is to harness the power of information and technology to make health and care better.
  2. The existing 16 suppliers offered services under the former GPSoC Lot 1 Framework Agreement.
  3. The Digital Buying Catalogue is underpinned by the new Digital Care Services model (DCS), which is the collective term for the framework agreements. The DCS provides the contractual vehicle through which the digital services available on the catalogue can be purchased.
  4. For media enquiries please contact media@nhsdigital.nhs.net or 0300 303 3888.

NHS Digital is the national information and technology partner of the health and care system.  Our team of information analysis, technology and project management experts create, deliver and manage the crucial digital systems, services, products and standards upon which health and care professionals depend.  During the 2018/19 financial year, NHS Digital published 287 statistical reports. Our vision is to harness the power of information and technology to make health and care better.

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