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Connecting with GPs

A team of National Clinical Leads across a variety of specialties have been appointed to lead on the planning and preparation for the successful implementation of the national services and applications. They communicate between the NHS Connecting for Health and the NHS in both directions and have a comprehensive knowledge, understanding and influence of and into the NHS national IT infrastructure.

National Clinical Leads for GPs

Dr Manpreet Pujara


Dr Manpreet Pujara practises at the Thorndike surgery in Rochester, Kent. He trained at Southampton University and became a GP in Carshalton, Surrey.

He became an EMIS user in 1990 and was elected to the National User Group (NUG) committee in 1994 and was NUG chair between 2001 and 2007.

During this time he represented EMIS Users at the Joint GP IT Committee (JGPITC), as well as the NHS Connecting for Health's GP Pan User (GPPUG) and GP System of Choice (GPSoC) groups.

In recent years, he has been involved in a number of issues including EPS, Choose &Book and GP2GP.

"Having worked on a number of NHS Connecting for Health issues relevant to GPs, as well as on GP Choice, I am pleased to have been appointed as one of the GP National Clinical Leads. There is a great potential to bring many benefits to both patients and primary care." - Dr Manpreet Pujara.

Dr Peter Short


Dr Peter Short practises at the Stewart Medical Centre, Buxton, Derbyshire. He trained at Doncaster and around the West Midlands, after he qualified from Birmingham Medical School in 1983.

Peter describes himself as enjoying the challenge of being a  "GP generalist" two days a week, with additional work in community hospitals covering GP beds and a minor injury unit, in addition to Clinical Commissioning Group involvement.

Until his appointment as GPs' NCL for NHS CFH in January 2008, Peter was Deputy Chair of Derbyshire Local Medical Committee and NPfIT Clinical Lead for Derby City and County.

"The many challenges for General Practice require effective and reliable IT support, and increasingly the linking of information from multiple sources. The lifelong record held in GP systems is likely to remain the key for patient centred care, but to be increasingly made available to other authorised clinical users, with patient consent."

View Peter's webinar on 'Patient electronic access to GP records in England - An exploration og the process and lessons being leart in one practice'

Download the transcript from the webinar (PDF, 184.7kB)

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How ready is your organisation to implement these technologies locally and get maximum benefit from them for your patients and staff?

What barriers are in your way and how can we help you overcome them?

We welcome your views and opinions. Contact the GP National Clinical Lead team at: gplead@nhs.net.

National Clinical Leads

A team of National Clinical Leads across a variety of specialties have been appointed to lead on the planning and preparation for the successful implementation of the National Programme for IT.

They communicate between the Programme and the NHS in both directions and have a comprehensive knowledge, understanding and influence of and into the Programme.