Microtech Group Win SPIRE Contract

Health Jan 2022

Award winning organisation Microtech Group is delighted to have won the contract to support and maintain existing SPIRE (Scottish Primary Care Information Resource) software within all General Medical Practices in Scotland.

Microtech, with over 30 years industry experience, has grown to become one of the largest independent IT Support and maintenance companies in Scotland. Specialising in providing support, software and products to a broad range of clients across the public and private sectors, principally in the provision of a seamless and secure service to the NHS, a valued client for more than 25 years.

The Spire programme is a collaboration between the Scottish Government and NHS National Services Scotland (NSS) that facilitates the management of information for General Medical Practices in Scotland.


The software was developed in conjunction with GP’s, Practice Managers, IT Facilitators and other key stakeholders, and as at August 2019 there are approximately 950 Practices in Scotland with SPIRE software installed.


The SPIRE system consists of two main components which provide a range of benefits to GP’s and health services;

SPIRE Central providing NSS with query authoring functionality to write extracts and reports. It also provides system management tools that enable the deployment of updates and queries to the GP Practices.

SPIRE Local is an installation that is deployed at GP surgeries. It can run queries on the data at the GP Practice and provides local information in the form of lists, graphs and reports.


The contract will run for a period of over 3 years, until all Scottish GP systems have migrated onto a new IT system.

With over 30 years of industry experience, Microtech has evolved it’s range of skills and competencies with aggressive strategies, and are very pleased to be continuing further support services for the NHS Scotland.


Using cutting-edge IT policies and a plethora of technologies, Microtech drive efficiency and productivity within organisations. They provide support and strategic guidance to a vast range of diverse clients, through their dynamic and expert workforce, consisting of over 70 employees.

Speaking of the contract award, Group Technical Director of Microtech Group, Paul Mathewson said:


“This is another fantastic contract award for Microtech Group!
We are delighted to have secured the opportunity to provide further support services to NHS Scotland, a long standing partnership that continues to go from strength to strength.
This latest engagement will see Microtech provide support and application maintenance for the SPIRE product, used across GP Practices in Scotland and centrally at NHS Scotland.
The SPIRE product provides a range of benefits to GP’s and the health service, including; quality improvement, local service planning and public health intelligence and research.”

-Paul Mathewson
 Group Technical Director of Microtech Group

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