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SystmOne pilots electronic GP2GP transfers

GP practices in Derbyshire have become the first to pilot electronic patient records transfers using GP2GP using the clinical software system SystmOne have.

GP2GP allows practices to electronically transfer patients´ records to a new surgery should the patient decide to move - no matter which system the receiving practice uses.

Records should be available at the new practice within 24 hours of the patient registering - but transfers will normally be a lot quicker than this, according to NHS Connecting for Health.

During the pilot, a minimum of ten consecutive successful patient transfers per system type will need to occur. If the pilot is successful, NHS Connecting for Health will approve the system for full roll-out.

A total of nine practices are involved in the scheme launched by SystemOne manufacturers TPP last month.

EMIS LV 5.2 and INPS Vision 3 have already rolled out GP2GP, and NHS Connecting for Health figures suggest some 4.956 practices - 56% - in England are already using GP2GP and about 10,000 transfers are completed every week.