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What to expect from the new GPSoC Framework in 2014

A new GPSoC framework to replace the existing arrangements is currently being progressed.

The arrangements in the new framework are geared towards helping practices get the best out of their GP clinical IT systems.

User specified roadmaps and incentives for suppliers will improve the use of national services such as GP record transfer (GP2GP), Electronic Prescribing Service (EPS) and the Summary Care Record (SCR).

The new framework also looks at improving interoperability, access to third party systems and digital engagement. For information about this please visit –http://systems.hscic.gov.uk/gpsoc/summary/benefits

New GPSoC Framework Functionality

The procurement for the new GPSoC framework is broken down into three separate Lots:

  • GP Clinical IT Systems - Functionality that is essential for a modern paper-light GP practice. These products are either already in use, or intended for use by a large majority of practices and are funded centrally.
  • Additional GP Services - Other functionality that supports the GP practice. This may be functionality that integrates with the principal clinical IT system, or may be independent and funded locally.
  • Cross-care Interoperability Services – These services will integrate with GP Clinical IT systems to deliver end-to-end interoperability between GP practices and other care settings and will be funded locally.

GP clinical IT systems will be the first contract to be awarded in March this year, with the two subsequent Lots being awarded later in 2014 and early 2015.

Stakeholder Engagement

As we move into the new framework we will involve key stakeholders in our planning and engagement.

We have already involved a number of the GPSoC Advisory Group members in the validation process of the new framework bidder submissions and will continue to do so before the contract is awarded.

It is key that we work with our stakeholders to ensure the new framework is fit for purpose.  For more information about the GPSoC community and stakeholder engagement please see: http://systems.hscic.gov.uk/gpsoc/community

Get in touch

If you have any feedback or have a topic you’d like to know more about please contact us at: GPSoC: communications@hscic.gov.uk