What have SNUG been up to 2020?


 created September 2020
  • In 2020 there were 6 SNUG Regional Meetings in Scotland with further virtual Teams ones planned  as a result of Covid
  • We have continued to provide practices feedback and advice on how to use GPIT during the pandemic
  • SNUG Subscription grew to 362 Practices in Scotland ( subscription runs April to April)
  • The 2019 SNUG Members Day in Glasgow was a great success with over 150 Practices throughout Scotland attending. This event focused on our member’s and what they deal with day to day in Practice with workshops from Clinicians and Practice Managers. Videos and slides from the event can be viewed online within the SNUG Members Day pages. The planned Members day for May 2020 was cancelled during Pandemic and a virtual Conference is now planned for November 2020
  • The SNUG Executive met four times in the last year moving to virtual Teams meetings most recently. They discuss your issues and concerns including SCI Gateway, Docman and GP IT Re Provisioning. You can view the Minutes on the SNUG Website.
  • The SNUG Executive held a program development day in Perth for SNUG members, the SNUG Into the Digital Future event in September. Here we looked at how,  as a support group, we can grow and how best to take SNUG into the future with our members best interests at the core of what we do. A summary of this successful event which sets our program of work for the future is available on the SNUG website.
  • Members of the SNUG Executive sit on many other groups and campaign on your behalf. These include the GPIT Service Management Board which supports the Re-provisioning Program, the Change Advisory Board (to prioritise changes to GPIT systems), Primary Care Reform Digital Board (to look at the investments to be made in GP computing which support improved working in General Practice and wider Primary Care), the SPIRE Program Board (which oversees the delivery of SPIRE) the SCIMP Working Group and much more. We also participate in the GP IT Re Provisioning Group and will speak on behalf of SNUG members at both the Program Board and the Clinical Reference Group. You will have seen our letters seeking for your opinions.
  • We update the SNUG Website, which is now tablet friendly and has many more features to explore including videos from workshops and plenary’s from the Conference and SNUG members Day.
  • SNUG created a series of Podcasts, this has been very well received and can be listened to virtually anywhere. Find it on the SNUG Website or through your usual Podcast provider.
SNUG and GP IT Re- Provisioning   
The program for the delivery of refreshed GPIT systems has been significantly delayed which is very frustrating for all Practices. SNUG have worked hard within the Re-Provisioning Team to promote the needs of users and ensure the developments proposed by the suppliers fit the specification.
SNUG have been lobbying hard to resolve the risks associated with Docman 75500 and the need to upgrade to a system that is fully supported. A commission to prog