GP2GP is the term used for a process that allows a patients’ full electronic patient record (EPR) to be exported, transferred and imported between the clinical systems of different Practices when a patient moves practice.


The approach taken to GP2GP minimises the changes to technology and retains the current software (Docman and eLinks) to gain the benefits of GP2GP with minimum disruption to Practices.


Summary of Key Benefits

­   A new patient’s history including allergies, adverse reactions, medications and diagnoses available quickly and immediately useable

­   Safer prescribing

­   Details of whether the patient has any current Special Notes/KIS or Care Plan recorded

­   More focussed/content rich consultations

­   Test results available

­   Clinical & administration time savings


Awareness sessions will be made available to all Practices before they are enabled to use GP2GP and comprehensive guidance is available to support the GP2GP process. Training and support will be available from the clinical system suppliers and the NHS Board facilitators.


The following guidance has been drafted to help Practices prepare for GP2GP and it is recommended that Practices review these prior to the GP2GP implementation. These documents can be found on the NSS website:




The GP2GP programme has been subject to delays however it has completed development and testing and has now almost completed pilot phase. The pilot was delivered in 3 stages to enable better control and lower the risk of introducing new functionality to Practices. This is a tried and tested approach used by both NHS England and Wales during their GP2GP pilot.



  1. EMIS Homogeneous Pilot

The EMIS Homogenous pilot has been completed.  GG&C, Borders, Fife and Lothian have completed live rollout and GP2GP is now live at 338 practices.  Grampian rollout is ongoing.  Awareness sessions have been completed at all live boards and further sessions are planned for Dumfries and Galloway and Argyll and Bute in July and August with further activations planned about 5-7 days after the awareness sessions are completed. Implementation and initial support plans have now been agreed and the training documentation for live rollout has been finalised.  Timescales for the live rollout to further boards will depend on Docman 75500 being installed at Practices.



  1. Vision Homogeneous

The Vision Homogenous pilot has been completed but rollout will not commence until some issues are resolved.  Lessons learned have been conducted with training and rollout plans to be agreed. There were 13 sites over 5 Health Boards live in the pilot.  The live rollout will depend on Docman 75500 being installed at Practices and outstanding issues being resolved and tested.  DLM510 and a printer driver will also need to be installed at all practices running Vision.



  1. Heterogeneous

The pilot commenced on 12 June 2018 at 9 sites at NHS Grampian and at a further 10 sites at GG&C on 23 July 2018, a further 2 sites were added on 9 August 2018.  The exit criteria has been met regrading successful transfers.  Exiting the pilot will be discussed when the  outstanding issues are resolved and tested.


If there are any queries regarding GP2GP please contact:

Ian Dunn

GP2GP Project Manager


Tel: 0141 282 2148