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GP Connect

Summary

GP Connect is a service that will allow GP practices and authorised clinical staff to share and view GP practice clinical information and data between IT systems, quickly and efficiently. This will make sure patient medical information is available to clinicians when and where they need it, improving patient care.

The GP Connect programme is supporting the development of products which will enable different systems to communicate so that clinicians in different care settings can:

  • view a patient’s GP practice record with Access Record: HTML
  • manage GP appointments with Appointment Management
  • import or download data on a patient’s medicines and allergies with Access Record: Structured

This will save time for clinicians, and provide better, more convenient care for patients. It will also help meet targets under NHS England’s Improving Access To General Practice programme.The programme supports Extended Access Providers, will support the creation of Primary Care Networks and the Local Health Care Record Exemplar approaches highlighted in the NHS 10-year plan.

News

EMIS

EMIS has achieved full roll-out approval for their Access Record: HTML capability as part of the GP Connect programme for their EMIS Web clinical system.  This is another  important step in delivering the government's vision of better supporting clinical care by opening up information and data held within GP Practice IT core systems. More information will follow soon.

TPP

We are delighted to announce that TPP has become the first GP system supplier to achieve full roll-out approval for Access Record: HTML as part of NHS Digital’s GP Connect programme. The programme ensures that staff across the NHS can access vital information from GP practice records. This full roll-out approval marks a major step forward for the GP Connect programme and the national interoperability initiative. It will help to deliver better care for patients across care settings and improve coordination between staff working across primary care networks. 

GP Connect Access Record: HTML

GP Connect Access Record: HTML is now integrated with the Adastra clinical patient management system. This means 111 and Integrated Urgent Care (IUC) service providers will be able to view a patient’s up-to-date record held by their own GP and given access to a range of important information about a patient including encounters, allergies, medications, referrals and more. Find out more about GP Connect Access Record: HTML

GP Connect APIs

GP Connect has worked with GP clinical system suppliers to develop Application Programming Interfaces (APIs). These APIs make data from clinical systems available in a standard form so that it can be used across different systems and be made available to clinicians who need access to the data for direct patient care.

Testing the GP Connect APIs

The GP Connect programme is now supporting the development of products that connect with the APIs to use data from patient records and appointment schedulers for patient care by integrating it or importing it into local clinical systems.

We’re working with selected partnerships of health and care organisations and software suppliers. Partnerships will use the APIs to develop technical solutions to local issues with sharing patient records and appointment booking across system boundaries.

GP Connect is currently in First of Type with the Access Record: HTML capability. We’ve developed the ‘First of Type’ process to support the development of GP Connect Capabilities and to provide assurance of the early iterations. The current FOTs in Leeds and Newbury are approaching an end and we expect to be bringing on new sites in the coming weeks.

Plans for further capabilities are being finalised and progress will be published via this website. Further information regarding our FOT sites is available here

Find out more about getting involved with GP Connect

Current GP Connect pilot projects

Progress to date

The intention is that GP Connect capabilities will be available for commission from GP System Suppliers across England subject to successful development, assurance, testing and First of Type. In the first instance, suppliers, end users and commissioners should contact the programme team to register an interest and discuss their use case in more detail.
 
Progress to date
The table below provides more information on the status of each of the capabilities the GP Connect Programme will deliver by clinical system. This refers to progress to date on the GP system supplier side 

 

Provider Supplier

Clinical System

Access Record: HTML

Appointment Management

Access Record: Structured

TPP

SystmOne

Full roll-out approved

FOT

Development

EMIS

EMIS web

Full roll-out approved

FOT

Development

Vision

Vision 3

FOT ready 

Development

Development

Microtest

Evolution

FOT ready 

TBC

TBC

Contact details

Contact the team and we will be in touch to discuss your requirements. 

 

Related pages

  1. internal

    Getting involved with GP Connect

    We are supporting partnerships of health and care organisations and software suppliers to develop products that can use the data made available by the GP Connect APIs.

  2. external

    GP Connect GitHub site

    Visit our site for developers to find out technical information on the GP Connect APIs and the processes for development, testing and assurance of new GP Connect products.

  3. internal

    Current GP Connect Pilot projects

    Find out how health and care settings are using GP Connect to pilot new products – improving efficiency and patient care by improving access to patient records and appointments management.

Last edited: 18 June 2019 11:17 am