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Friday 28 March, 2014


GPSoC Framework agreement successfully finalised

RNS Number : 4682D
28 March 2014

EMIS Group plc

("EMIS Group" or "the Group")


GPSoC Framework agreement successfully finalised


The Board of EMIS Group, the UK leader in connected healthcare software and services, is pleased to announce that agreement has today been successfully reached with The Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC), regarding the commercial terms of Lot 1 of the expanded English GP Systems of Choice (GPSoC) Framework (Framework). Lot 1 covers the centrally funded GP Clinical IT system functionality, support and hosting essential for a modern paper-light practice and already in use by a large majority of practices.


The Framework will govern the provision of the majority of EMIS Group's clinical IT system-related services to GPs in England for at least the initial Framework term of two years. The Framework envisages extension for a further term of up to two years. The first procurements under the Framework have also been issued today covering the period to 31 December 2016.


Discussions are also continuing regarding the less material and locally funded GPSoC Lots 2 and 3. Lot 2 covers other functionality that supports GP practices which may be through integration with the principal clinical system or may be independent. Lot 3 covers services that integrate with Lot 1 systems to deliver end-to-end interoperability between GP practices and other care settings. These discussions are expected to conclude later this year.


The Board of EMIS Group confirms that it considers the outcome of the Lot 1 negotiations to be positive and in line with management's expectations. The revised Framework offers opportunities for EMIS Group to benefit from a degree of additional funding in exchange for expanded and enhanced capabilities and increased usage ("more for more") and EMIS Group expects no material effect on profits in the current financial year to 31 December 2014, with the benefit starting to flow in 2015.




For further information, contact:


EMIS Group plc                                                                        Tel: 0113 380 3000

Chris Spencer, CEO

Peter Southby, CFO


Numis Securities Limited (Nominated Adviser & Broker)         Tel: 020 7260 1000

Michael Meade/Simon Willis/James Black


MHP Communications                                                              Tel: 020 3128 8788

Reg Hoare/James White/Giles Robinson            


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