UncategorizedNHS Digital reveals plans for new GP IT framework

NHS Digital reveals plans for new GP IT framework

NHS Digital has revealed plans to develop a £450m GP IT framework that will replace the current GP Systems of Choice (GPSoC) framework

NHS Digital has revealed plans to develop a £450m GP IT framework that will replace the current GP Systems of Choice (GPSoC) framework.

In a prior information notice for the framework, NHS Digital says the aim of the framework is to make it easier for primary care providers to buy IT systems and services, as well as opening up the market to more suppliers.

The services provided under the new General Practice (GP) IT Framework will cover the following:

— Provision of applications to meet the business requirements of General Practice and broader Primary Care which includes,

  • Core electronic record and patient management systems for general practice,
  • A range of ancillary services including but not limited to,
  • Advanced document management, clinical support etc.

This extends and broadens the outgoing GPSoC framework, which only has four suppliers – Emis, TPP, INPS and Microtest – and their subsidiary tools.

All business requirements will, at the highest level, be expressed as capabilities; these are the functions a business needs to be able to undertake, and often directly map to modules or functions which a system provides. This is a step change away from having Principal and Subsidiary systems and starts to pave the way towards supporting modularisation in the future and segments the requirements in a way that should make it easier for suppliers (including new entrants) to provide discrete capabilities, as well as providing buyers with more choice.

Examples of solutions that may deliver the Capabilities include but are not limited to:

  • Patient Record Systems for multi-disciplinary settings: these may or may not be General Practice (GP) Systems as currently accessed within the UK market,
  • GP Systems: designed around the operation of a traditional general practice,
  • Digital Services: integrating into the clinical desktop, such as document management, clinical decision support, e-Consultation, mobile solutions,
  • Digital Support Services: supporting integrated service delivery and access to clinical information, and
  • Patient Facing Services: which are referred or dispensed as part of the Primary Care chain of care. These may include Personal Health Records for Mothers, Children or those with frequent professional contact, digital therapies, appointment or practice communication apps.

Call offs contracts awarded through the framework will provide services to GPs, GP federations and networks, primary care homes, multi-speciality community providers, other integrated care organisations, integrated care systems and other purchases of primary care based systems.

It is currently proposed that the Framework will be procured and managed by NHS Digital on behalf of the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, and that call off contracts will be entered into by local organisations such as CCGs.

NHS Digital hopes to publish the contract notice in January 2019.

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