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GP2GP lands interoperability award

GP2GP has won the national E-Health Insider Award for 'Innovation in Health Interoperability'. (Published: 23 October 2009).

The honour came at the E-Health Insider Awards 2009, held at London's Hilton on Park Lane.

GP2GP allows the fast and efficient transfer of medical records from one practice to another, when patients register with a new GP practice.

Over 818,000 patient records have been transferred using the system and now 62 per cent of all GP practices are using it.

Kemi Adenubi, GP IT Programme Director, said: "It is great to get recognition for the work the GP2GP team has done with the BMA's Joint GP/IT Committee, suppliers and the NHS to develop and roll out this service.

"The use of GP2GP by over 60 per cent of GP practices in England demonstrates the benefits that system interoperability can bring to patient care."

Programme Delivery Director James Hawkins said: "GP2GP continues to go from strength to strength. Innovation in healthcare IT is essential to meet the expectations for quality patient care right across the NHS.

"The GP2GP team deserves its accolades for the programme. Kemi and Jill Hepworth have a very dedicated team. I have just come in as the new Delivery Director for the programme and the hard work has already been done but I aim to support the team in delivering GP2GP to the remaining GP practices in the country."

The awards, run in association with BT, attracted 200 entries for 10 categories. NHS Waltham Forest's implementation of the RiO community and mental health system won it the prize honour of 'Healthcare IM&T team of the year'.

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