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GP computing firm back on IT bandwagon

GP software supplier EMIS has reopened negotiations over linking up with the Government's £5 billion national NHS IT programme.

The company, which supplies well over half of GP practices, had pulled out of talks with the five local service providers chosen to run the network, warning GPs would lose choice over their computer systems.

The national NHS IT programme will establish a national electronic patient record and electronic booking of hospital appointments.

Deputy managing director at EMIS Sean Riddell said last week the company was now in 'positive negotiations' with the programme.

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