GP2GP Success for Bury PCT

Bury PCT successfully deploys GP2GP using the INPS Vision system

London, UK: 14 December 2006: Bury PCT has successfully implemented GP2GP using the INPS Vision clinical system, leading to enhanced care for patients in the area.

All 33 practices within the PCT had been live with integrated Choose and Book and EPS release 1 for some time and were keen to gain further benefit from their messaging infrastructure. Two of the PCT’s dedicated Vision trainers were seconded to the project, and Connecting for Health and the local NPfIT implementation team were very supportive.

GP2GP was enabled simultaneously across all practices, and GPs have been very impressed with the results. Local practices have received a number of records containing over one thousand clinical entries, which have successfully rebuilt into complete Vision records, including attachments. For the first time, they have been able to view and manipulate up to 20 years of prescribing data and 10 years of pathology results for patients moving within the PCT.

Dr John Hampson, PEC Lead for IM&T for Bury PCT, said "“we are very pleased to be one of the first areas in the country to be able to securely transfer whole electronic health records when patients move between practices.”

He explains “until now, medical records have been printed out to paper when patients change practices and the new practice has to key selected information back into their computer system.”

He added: “of course, the main advantage of the new system will be improved care for patients as GPs will have full and detailed medical records available to them within 24 hours of a patient registering. The records are transferred directly between the practices and remain secure and confidential at all times.”

Max Brighton, INPS Managing Director, said “It has been fantastic for INPS to be involved in this project, and we are delighted that practices and patients within Bury PCT are able to benefit from GP2GP and the wider NPfIT infrastructure.


Press contacts

Connecting for Health GM NE Sector Communications Lead Sandip Kaur, 0161 655 1736

INPS Steve Marriott, 07920 469439 or

Notes to editor:

About INPS

  • INPS is a leading UK provider of Primary Care IT solutions. Its flagship product, Vision, is now deployed at twenty percent of GP practices.
  • INPS is part of the CEGEDIM Group, which operates in 63 countries with 4700 staff.  Other CEGEDIM Group companies in the UK include Cegedim Rx, the leading provider of dispensary management systems to almost fifty percent of community pharmacies across the UK.

Connecting for Health

  • GP2GP is one of many projects led by Connecting for Health (CfH). Other projects led by Connecting for Health include; NHS Care Records Service, Electronic Prescription Service and many more.

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