RCGP Wales warns change to IT system could be detrimental to patient care

Publication date: 29 January 2018

GPs in Wales are facing a change in IT systems. EMIS, one of two systems used in Wales, will not be used in the future after failing to pass the procurement process.

Responding to the news, RCGP Wales Chair Dr Rebecca Payne said:

"This will be a concerning development for many of our members. GPs are already under significant pressure, many older GPs are considering retirement and there is a real risk that changing IT systems will lead to people leaving the profession. Change on this scale requires time and resource, potentially decreasing GPs’ clinical time and being detrimental to patient care. We hope as much support as possible is given to practices in order to minimise disruption."

Further Information

Louis Urruty
RCGP Wales Policy and Public Affairs Officer
0203 188 7767

Notes to editor

The Royal College of GPs Wales represents a network of around 2,000 GPs, aiming to improve care for patients. We work to encourage and maintain the highest standards of general medical practice and act as the voice of GPs on resources, education, training, research and clinical standards.

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