GP IT Futures Capabilities & Standards

Welcome to the GP IT Futures Capabilities and Standards site

Click on relevant Capability, Overarching Standard or Context Specific Standard below to view further information.  If you are new to this Wiki, please see Introduction to Capabilities and Standards, before proceeding.

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For an Interactive Capability and Standards Map showing all connections between the GP IT Futures Capabilities and Standards, click here.

Overarching Standards

Capabilities that can only be offered as full Capabilities

Capabilities that can either be offered as full or partial

Apply to all Capabilities

Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery

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Ensures that suppliers Solutions are supported by robust business continuity plans and disaster recovery measures.

Appointments Management - GP

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Supports the administration, scheduling, resourcing and viewing of Appointments and Appointment availability. Also supports submission of data to NHS Digital for monitoring, planning and research purposes.

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Enables Citizens to manage their Appointments online. Supports the use of Appointment Slots that have been configured in Appointments Management - GP.

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Clinical Decision Support

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Supports clinical decision-making to improve Patient safety at the point of care.

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Telehealth

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Enables Citizens and Patients that use health monitoring Solutions to share monitoring data with health and care professionals to support remote delivery of care and increase self-care outside of clinical settings.

Clinical Safety

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Supports the management of clinical risk and Patient safety.

Referral Management - GP

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Supports the creation of Referral information for Patients and sending referral requests to the e-Referrals Service (e-RS).

Prescription Ordering – Citizen

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Enables Citizens to request medication online and manage nominated and preferred Pharmacies for Patients.

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Communicate with Practice - Citizen

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Supports secure and trusted electronic communications between Citizens and the Practice. Integrates with Patient Information Maintenance - GP.

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Unstructured Data Extraction

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Enables automated and manual interpretation and extraction of structured data from paper documents and unstructured electronic documents to support their classification and matching with Patient Records.

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Commercial

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This Standard underpins all commercial activity relating to the Catalogue. It does this by defining a number of rules governing the commercial relationship of relevant parties and by setting out standards of behaviour and principles of access to data and services charges. 

Resource Management

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Supports the management of Health or Care Organisation site information including management of Staff Members at Health or Care Organisations.

View Record - Citizen

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Enables Citizens to view their Patient Record online.

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Reporting

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Enables reporting and analysis of data from other Capabilities in the Practice Solution to support clinical care and Practice management.

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Workflow

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Supports manual and automated management of work in the Practice. Also supports effective planning, tracking, monitoring and reporting.

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Data Migration

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Supports the secure migration of Practice data between Solutions.

Patient Information Maintenance - GP

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Supports the registration of Patients and the maintenance of all Patient personal information including demographics. Supports the organisation and presentation of a comprehensive Electronic Patient Record (EPR) and enables other organisations to access this information.

Also supports configuring access to Citizen Services and the submission of data to NHS Digital for monitoring, research and payment purposes.

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Communication Management

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Supports the delivery and management of communications to Citizens and Practice staff.

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Caseload Management

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Supports the allocation of appropriate Health and Care Professionals to Patients/Service Users in need of support, ensuring balanced workloads and the efficient use of staff and other resources.

Medicines Optimisation

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Supports clinicians and pharmacists in reviewing a Patient's medication and requesting changes to medication to ensure the Patient is taking the best combination of medicines.

Data Standards

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Defines detailed technical standards for the storage, management and organisation of data and specifies standardised reference data, terminology and codes.

Prescribing

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Supports the effective and safe prescribing of medicinal products and appliances to Patients. Information relating to prescribable items will be available at the point of prescribing.

Digital Diagnostics

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Supports electronic requesting with other healthcare organisations. Test results can be received, reviewed and stored against the Patient Record.

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Cross-organisation Appointment Booking

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Enables Appointments to be made available and booked across Organisational boundaries, creating flexibility for Health and Care Professionals and Patients/Service Users.

Personal Health Budget

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Enables a Patient/Service User to set up and manage a Personal Health Budget giving them more choice and control over the management of their identified healthcare and well-being needs.

Training

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Defines the training activities and collateral expected from Suppliers to support the buyers and users of their Solutions.

Recording Consultations - GP

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Supports the standardised recording of Consultations and other General Practice activities. Also supports eMED3 (fit notes), the extraction of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), and submission of Adverse Drug Reactions (ADRs) for the Yellow Card scheme.

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Document Management

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Supports the secure management and classification of all forms unstructured electronic documents including those created by scanning paper documents. Also enables processing of documents and matching documents with Patients.

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Cross-organisation Workflow Tools

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Supports and automates clinical and business processes across Organisational boundaries to make processes and communication more efficient.

Personal Health Record

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Enables a Patient/Service User to manage and maintain their own Electronic Health Record and to share that information with relevant Health and Care Professionals.

Hosting & Infrastructure

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Supports best practices for infrastructure and hosting of systems. For example, ensuring that systems are cost effective, secure and energy efficient.

GP Extracts Verification

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Supports Practice staff in ensuring accuracy of the data that is used with the Calculating Quality Reporting Service (CQRS).

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Cross-organisation Workforce Management

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Supports the efficient planning and scheduling of the health and care workforce to ensure that services can be delivered effectively by the right staff.

Population Health Management

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Enables Organisations to accumulate, analyse and report on Patient healthcare data to identify improvement in care and identify and track Patient outcomes.

Information Governance

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Supports the controls needed to ensure that sensitive Personal Data is kept confidential, is accurate and is available to authorised users when required.

Scanning

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Support the conversion of paper documentation into digital format preserving the document quality and structure.

Data Analytics for Integrated and Federated Care

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Supports the analysis of multiple and complex datasets and presentation of the output to enable decision-making, service design and performance management.

Productivity

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Supports Patients/Service Users and Health and Care Professionals by delivering improved efficiency or experience related outcomes.

Non-Functional Questions

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Enables NHS Digital to assess the risk associated with the Compliance Assessment of the Solution against appropriate Overarching Standards.

Medicines Verification

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Supports compliance with the Falsified Medicines Directive and minimise the risk that falsified medicinal products are supplied to the public.

Domiciliary Care

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Enables Service Providers to effectively plan and manage Domiciliary Care services to ensure care needs are met and that Care Workers can manage their schedule.

Risk Stratification

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Supports Health and Care Professionals by providing tools to calculate risk levels for Patients, informing interventions to achieve better Patient outcomes.

Testing

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Ensures that Suppliers' software delivery test processes are of sufficient quality and rigour.


e-Consultations (Professional to Professional)

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Enables the communication and sharing of specialist knowledge and advice between Health and Care Professionals to support better care decisions and professional development.

Shared Care Plans

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Enables the maintenance of a single, shared care plan across multiple Organisations to ensure more co-ordinated working and more efficient management of activities relating to the Patient/Service User's health and care.

Service Management

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Supports suppliers in the delivery and management of services that support and provide their Solutions.

Unified Care Record

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Provides a consolidated view to Health and Care Professionals of a Patient/Service User's complete and up-to-date records, sourced from various health and care settings.

Social Prescribing

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Supports the referral of Patients/Service Users to non-clinical services to help address their health and well-being needs.


Care Homes

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Enables a record of the Resident’s health and care needs to be maintained and shared with parties who are involved in providing care, to support decision making and the effective planning and delivery of care.

Telecare

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Supports the monitoring of Patients/Service Users or their environment to ensure quick identification and response to any adverse event.

Dispensing

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Supports the timely and effective dispensing of medical products and appliances to Patients.

Context Specific Standards

Key

Apply to some Capabilities

Interoperability Standard

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Defines a comprehensive set of standards, interfaces and protocols that Solutions and systems will use when interoperating.

Citizen Access

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Supports Citizens to access their services safely and securely. Also supports Citizens in viewing and updating Patient information online.

Management Information (MI) Reporting

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Supports the submission of aggregated counts of information regarding Citizen Services, Appointments, Prescriptions and documents to NHS Digital.
Overarching Standards
Foundation Capabilities
Other Capabilities
New Capabilities
Other Standards