Microtest has bagged a significant contract win in Wales after its clinical IT system was selected for adoption by 111 GP surgeries.

Almost two-thirds of EMIS Health practices in Wales have now elected to migrate to Microtest Open Evolution, as well as a number of GP surgeries currently using the INPS Vision electronic patient record system.

The company labelled the announcement an “important new business win”.

Chris Netherton, managing director at Microtest, said: “Wales is a completely new market for us and we are thrilled to have made such significant inroads into the market in such a short time.

“We feel really privileged to have won so much support from practices in Wales and for the opportunity to work with both practices and NHS Wales, helping them meet the challenges they face in delivering primary care throughout the country.”

Plymouth-based Microtest was selected as one of two new IT suppliers for NHS Wales early this year.

Under a four-year contract, Microtest will supply its clinical software to GP surgeries in Wales. This may be extended for a further two years at the discretion of the NHS Wales Informatics Service.

Microtest said it had won over the 111 GP surgeries following presentations of its software across the Wales over a three-month period.

Said Netherton: “It was fantastic for our team to spend time with GPs and their practice teams in Wales and discuss the ways in which we can help them to work smarter, not harder, assisting them in improving the quality of patient care.

“Our team are now moving rapidly on to implementing a smooth migration for these new practices across to Microtest. At the same time, we are further developing our core clinical system, Open Evolution.

“This will be the most intuitive and future-proof practice management system available in the UK – and this ground-breaking software created huge interest during our customer presentations across Wales.”