Primary care software supplier TPP has announced that it has signed an agreement with local service provider CSC, which makes SystmOne the strategic solution in the North, Midlands and East of England.
SystmOne is already widely deployed across the northern clusters and has been offered as an ‘interim’ solution by CSC since 2004.
TPP said the new agreement means SystmOne will be one of CSC’s primary care solutions which will integrate with Lorenzo “in due course”.
Neil Toner, TPP director, said the deal strengthened the alliance between TPP and CSC.
He added: “This is a long-term agreement extending until the end of the National Programme for IT’s current contracts. We’re delighted as it clarifies the strong position that TPP and SystmOne hold in the National Programme for IT and should assure both existing and future users that SystmOne will be deployed, developed and supported for the life of the National Programme.”
The company said that SystmOne has so far been deployed to 902 practices, SystmOne Community is in use or in deployment in 94% of primary care trusts in the North east and East regions. In addition SystmOne Child Health is in use or in deployment in 84% of PCTs in the same region.
Toner added: “Deployments of all modules are continuing across the NME region and TPP is also making excellent progress with GP deployments in the Southern region.”
CSC is thought to be on the brink of signing a new deal with CfH and last month Christine Connelly, the director general for informatics, announced that the IT market would be opened up in the south of England.
It also emerged last month that some PCTs in the south are already planning to take TPP’s community and child health modules and encourage practices to switch to SystmOne.
CSC told EHI Primary Care 12 months ago that it planned to integrate SystmOne with Lorenzo but said it was also still committed to building Lorenzo Regional Care to ensure the solution meets the needs of the entire NHS including primary care.