General Practice IT Infrastructure Specification

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This document defines the core information technology considerations when implementing IT systems for use by GP Practices. It will provide a basis which commissioners can use to define equipment configuration and service levels to support GP Practice IT Operations.


The document outlines decision areas that must be considered to successfully commission and implement IT solutions on which to run and support the GP Practice clinical and operational IT systems.


This document will not cover all equipment used in a GP Practice. This document covers:

  • Core Infrastructure; for example networking
  • Server Configuration; for example service resilience
  • Workstation Configuration; for example processor and memory
  • Peripheral Considerations; for example printing
  • Additional Considerations; for example additional assessment tools or constraints on device selection