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EMIS Health appointed to NHS GP IT Futures

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RNS Number : 4606Q
21 October 2019

21 October 2019


EMIS Group plc


("EMIS Group" or "the Group")


EMIS Health appointed to NHS GP IT Futures framework


The Board of EMIS Group, the UK leader in connected healthcare software and systems, is pleased to announce that EMIS Health has been awarded a place on the new NHS GP IT Futures framework (the "Framework") subject to the satisfactory completion of a 10-day standstill period as is customary for public procurement processes of this nature.


The Framework replaces GP Systems of Choice (GPSoC), the current contractual framework, to supply IT systems and services to the GP market in England. It will commence on 1 January 2020 and, subject to a break option after the first year, is capable of running until 31 March 2023. The Framework will govern the provision of the majority of EMIS Group's clinical IT system-related services to GPs in England.


All suppliers appointed to the Framework will also require separate approval for their products and services to be placed on the Digital Buying Catalogue (the "Catalogue"). This is the online platform through which clinical IT systems will be procured under GP IT Futures, to allow them to sell their products and services. This is a detailed process to ensure that individual products and GP systems meet strict clinical safety and operational requirements similar to the high standards that the Group's EMIS Web product meets today.  EMIS Group is at an advanced stage of this approval process.


The Board views this award of a place on the Framework to EMIS Health as a positive development for the Group.  Subject to Catalogue approval, the Group expects it to result in broadly consistent payments for equivalent product capabilities, in line with management's expectations. Payment for the majority of services under GP IT Futures will be according to the number of patients covered, rather than the number of practices served, as is currently the case under GPSoC. In addition, the Framework is expected to offer new opportunities through the broader scope of the Catalogue, which extends beyond core systems to a much wider range of supporting products and services.


Andy Thorburn, Chief Executive Officer of EMIS Group, said:


"We are pleased to have been awarded a place on the new GP IT Futures framework. We are now focused on completing the Catalogue approval process, which should allow EMIS Health to continue providing joined-up technology to the NHS market for years to come, while positioning the Group positively for the future with potential growth opportunities for both EMIS Web and the broader EMIS Group portfolio."


There will be a conference call for analysts and investors at 9.30am today. Please contact Florence Mayo at MHP Communications on 0203 128 8572,, for the dial in details.


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For further information, contact:


EMIS Group plc                                                                                    Tel: 0113 380 3000

Andy Thorburn, CEO

Peter Southby, CFO


Numis Securities Limited (nominated adviser and broker)             Tel: 020 7260 1000

Oliver Hardy/Simon Willis/James Black


MHP Communications                                                                         Tel: 020 3128 8572

Reg Hoare/Giles Robinson/Patrick Hanrahan/Florence Mayo

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