Microtest, one of the country’s leading suppliers of clinical IT systems for the medical profession, will be sending a team to Scotland this week for a keynote event in the medical calendar, the annual SCIMP & SNUG Conference 2016.

Microtest will be giving a presentation detailing their vision for the future of healthcare in Scotland to an audience that will include Scottish GPs and practice managers, as well as leading figures from NHS Scotland.

The conference is hosted by two professional organisations which together help to promote the improved use of information technology by Scottish GPs, in order to provide better healthcare for patients. These organisations are Scottish Information Management in Practice (SCIMP) and the Scottish National Users’ Group (SNUG).

The conference takes place at the Golden Jubilee Centre in Clydebank on Tuesday 20th and Wednesday 21st September, with the theme of this year’s event being: ‘New Contracts – Better eHealth’. Tickets for delegates to the conference sold out some weeks ago.

The conference comes at a challenging time for GPs in Scotland, with a decline in the number of newly qualified doctors entering general practice in Scotland, staff shortages at many practices, and the GP contract with NHS Scotland going through a period of significant change.

Microtest’s Managing Director, Chris Netherton, says:

“We are delighted to have the opportunity to meet with the leading medical practitioners in Scotland and to be able to present our view on some of the key issues facing the profession over the coming years. Digital solutions such as those provided by Microtest have a really important role to play in improving and enhancing patient care, while also helping GP practices to work more efficiently and effectively. Medical professionals in Scotland have always been among the most enthusiastic advocates of eHealth, and this important event will help to showcase some of the very latest thinking in this area.”

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