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GP IT Futures pledge sets out vision for open, competitive market

January 11th 2019

Tagged: political news England

Health secretary Matt Hancock has set out a vision for an “open, competitive market”, which moves GP IT away from its dependence on two systems.

In the new  vision, a wider range of suppliers will be able to compete for GP business, provided they meet minimum standards of interoperability and are continuously upgradable.

The intention is also to move patient data to the ‘cloud’ to allow clinicians and patients to securely access crucial, life-saving information in real time. By 2023 to 2024 every patient in England should be able to access GP services digitally, with practices able to offer online or video consultations.

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