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A Wales MapFebruary 21 2018

Public Health Wales has published further information about the tendering process for GP software which has seen EMIS Health not able to continue as a supplier.

The tender process outcome was announced at the end of January, but EMIS was given a period to challenge the decision. PHW has now said that the contact is effective for a four-year period from January 2019, with the option to extend for up to a further two years. “The successful tenders demonstrated a strong commitment and ability to meet core GMS clinical / technical requirements and the wider Primary Care agenda, as well as further integration with the NHS Wales’ digital services platform and strategic requirements.”

However, the tender submitted by EMIS health “did not meet a number of the necessary evaluation criteria relating to the financial, contractual and functional requirements as set out in the procurement, including within the core GMS clinical / business requirements, support for the wider Primary Care agenda in Wales and further integration with the NHS Wales digital services platform and national systems.

“This means practices currently using EMIS systems will need to choose an alternative system.”

Last week, GPC Wales, BMA Cymru and the NHS Wales Informatics Service sent a joint letter to practices currently using the EMIS Health system, giving further detail of the procurement process.

“We recognise that changing supplier is a very significant undertaking and it is disappointing that EMIS Health Ltd submitted a response that fell far short of the requirements despite considerable dialogue at every stage explaining why their proposed changes to the NHS Wales requirements would not be acceptable. This position was not consistent with the responses from Vision (InPractice Systems Ltd) and Microtest Ltd, who were appointed onto the Framework,” it says.

Having gone into the detail of how the tender decision was arrived at, the letter adds: “At this stage we want to provide further reassurance that resources will be available throughout the transition period to help each practice change supplier. We will also consider the impact of any third party software compatibility issues to try and mitigate any disadvantage to practices.”

Links:
PHW announcement   
Joint letter on GMS Systems Framework Contract Procurement
Today’s Pharmacist coverage of January announcement

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