GPSoC services


GP Systems of Choice (GPSoC) is split into 3 sections - Lot 1, Lot 2 and Lot 3 - each providing different IT products and services.

Lot 1 services currently available
This Accredited Services Register also shows future plans.

GPSoC Lot 2 catalogue
 A directory of the Lot 2 services currently available.

GPSoC Lot 3 catalogue
A directory of the Lot 3 services currently available.

Lot 1: GP principal clinical systems and subsidiary modules

Lot 1 services are IT systems for general practices, which use a principal clinical system. Some also use add-on tools (sometimes known as 'subsidiary modules').

These services are centrally funded and CCGs place orders on behalf of practices. There may not be enough central funding available for every subsidiary module that the GP practice would like. In these instances, they'd need to be paid for by the CCG or the practice.

Principal clinical system 

This supports daily tasks involved in the clinical care of patients. It supports the management of appointments, documents, prescribing, patient communications and practice workflow. The system also gives access to the Electronic Prescription Service, GP2GP, the NHS e-Referral Service, the Personal Demographics Service and Summary Care Records.

Add-on tools

Some practices choose to use extra tools as well as their principal system. These modules must be assured before they're available on Lot 1.

  • An advanced appointments module could provide additional functions such as online booking, self check-in screens, or waiting room messaging boards
  • A document management module might store and track many types and formats of documents and allow practices to keep a full audit trail
  • A workflow module could allow practices to manage a wide range of jobs and allocate tasks to staff
  • A telehealth module allows information from devices in patients' homes to be sent directly into the GP clinical system and generates follow-up activity if required
  • Clinical decision support tools bring together best-practice evidence and reference data to help clinicians make the best decision at the point of care
  • Data entry forms help to standardise the data entry process
  • Mobile applications allow authorised users to securely access the clinical system when away from the practice
  • Patient-facing services allow patients to use websites and apps to:
    • access their GP clinical record
    • book appointments and request repeat prescriptions
    • or, communicate with the practice

Lot 2: Additional GP IT services

Additional services to support the GP practice, including office hardware, medical devices, training and consultancy.

Lot 2 services are locally funded.

Lot 3: Cross care-setting interoperability services

Lot 3 services help the GP practice to share information with other healthcare providers, such as hospitals and pharmacies, in order to deliver a better end-to-end service for patients. Interoperability is about different IT systems and software being able to communicate, exchange data, and use the information that's been exchanged.

Lot 3 services are locally funded

Lot 2 and Lot 3 services are subject to this GPSoC Lot 3 catalogue disclaimer. These organisations are allowed to use the Lot 2 and Lot 3 frameworks.