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S5W-19363: Liam Kerr (North East Scotland)

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Date lodged: 11 October 2018

To ask the Scottish Government what changes are being made to clinical IT systems in prisons; which prisons’ systems are being updated, and how much this will cost.

Answered by: Jeane Freeman 30 October 2018

In Programme for Government we have committed to improve clinical IT systems in prisons to make services safer and more efficient. The first stage of this is to ensure the current system (INPS Vision) is used fully and consistently across the prison estate. This first stage of work will include analysis of how the system in prisons interface with the Prison Service system as well as a wide range of NHS IT systems and develop approaches for improvement.

Replacing INPS Vision with an improved system will be conducted through the wider GP IT reprovisioning programme. The contracts have not yet been awarded and as a result we do not hold the costing for this.