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Cegedim Healthcare Solutions wins its first Direct Award in Scotland, to supply its new generation GP IT solution

Cegedim Healthcare Solutions wins its first Direct Award in Scotland, to supply its new generation GP IT solution

UK, September 7, 2022—Cegedim Healthcare Solutions has been successfully awarded a call-off contract, following a Direct Award by NHS Tayside. The first pilot GP Practice in Tayside has now gone live, on the new Vision product suite on, in preparation for the migration of NHS Tayside’s other GP Practices, which will now follow.

Cegedim Healthcare Solutions are pleased to share the successful signing of a call-off contract pursuant to the Framework Agreement signed in February 2019. 

This is a seven-year contract with a three-year extension opportunity and NHS Tayside is the first Health Board to choose to award a contract to Cegedim under this Managed Services Framework. This is the culmination of three years of hard work to enhance our product to meet the NHS Scotland specification, which successfully passed the Accreditation by National Services Scotland, on behalf of NHS Scotland, in March 2022.

NHS Tayside is an NHS Health Board with headquarters at Ninewells Hospital in Dundee, one of the fourteen regions of NHS Scotland. It provides healthcare services in Angus, the city of Dundee, Perth and Kinross.

Tayside GP Practices have been Cegedim software users for many years and made the decision to move to Cegedim’s new suite of Vision solutions after requesting a proposal based on their current local requirements, and a successful evaluation process.

A pilot is underway with Tay Court Surgery; one of the early adopters of Vision Anywhere in Tayside which will be followed by a staged rollout across NHS Tayside this month.

Russell Hale, Information Technology Manager at the Tay Court Surgery says: “The migration to the new system has been a smooth process so far, with plenty of support along the way. Users have commented on the considerable improvement to speed and it is a great benefit that the process of logging into the service is virtually identical to the process for the previous GP server.”

Lana Chubakha, Managing Director Primary Care, Cegedim Healthcare Solutions said: “We are happy to receive such positive feedback from a delighted customer, and we are looking forward to many more during the full rollout in Tayside. In addition to an improved user experience our new solution will lead to reduced capital costs for health boards and reduce admin for GP practices directly.

“Cegedim’s fully managed service and enhanced consultation functionality, saves time and creates efficiencies through integrated prescribing capability for clinicians. The solution supports delivery of improved patient facing services and enhances the patient experience and is a significant step towards the digital transformation of Scottish Primary Care and our role in supporting the NHS on this journey.”

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Last Updated: 07-Sep-2022