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Nine NHS London trusts seek electronic record system for £400m

Kathleen Hall

An electronic patient record system and patient administration system worth up to £400m is sought in a collaborative tender between nine NHS trusts.

St Georges Healthcare NHS Trust is leading the collaborative procurement exercise for a patient administration system (PAS), electronic patient record (EPR) system, clinical portal and hosting services. The contract will last four years.

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In the tender note, the trusts said the PAS/EPR systems will cover a full range of administrative and clinical modules as well as software provision. 

Suppliers will be required to include licensing and maintenance, transition and deployment services, application support and solution monitoring.

The clinical portal will allow clinical end users and patients to interact with relevant trust data without directly accessing the Trust’s back-end solutions. The hosting service is intended to provide a flexible infrastructure to support the PAS/EPR solution and the clinical portal.

The collaboration exercise is between Barts and the London, Croydon Healthcare, Imperial College Healthcare, Kingston Healthcare, Newham University Hospital, Royal Free Hampstead, South London Healthcare, St Georges Healthcare, and Whipps Cross University Hospital NHS trusts.

Potential bidders should note that Barts and the London NHS Trust, Newham University Hospital and Whipps Cross University Hospital are in discussion about a  merger and may become a single entity during the procurement process, the notice said.


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