IT system 'is letting us down'
Scottish LMCs have called on the Executive to find a solution to their problems with the current preferred IT system GPASS, after they condemned it for 'letting them down'.
But they stopped short of calling for the system – General Practice Administration System for Scotland – to be abandoned in favour of superior commercial software.
Dr Stuart Scott, chair of the Scottish IT sub-committee, said GPs' patience 'was being tested' by the system, which was introduced two years ago.
'Since its introduction GPs have tried to work constructively to point out where there are problems to ensure the
system meets their needs. But, after two years, there has been little improvement.'
Dr Billy Park, of Ayrshire and Arran LMC, said: 'IT is obviously at the centre of the new contract, but GPASS is letting us down. Now IT is going to be 100 per cent funded, where is the money?'