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The National Vision User Group is an independent non-profit making organisation supporting general practices that use Vision, a Windows based software package used in Primary Health Care across the United Kingdom and supplied by INPS.

It was established in 1984 and is the oldest independent user group in GP computing. It is run by users for users and helps practices to get the most out of Vision.

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National Vision User Group

The National Vision User Group was formed in the eighties when GP computing was a novelty. Of the systems exhibited at the first GP computing event in Cambridge, only Vision (then VAMP) has stood the test of time.

Vision’s strength has always been its flexibility, and this matches the NHS IT strategy that require a multitude of IT systems – health, social services, local government – to share appropriate data. Vision 360 and the MIG (owned by INPS and EMIS) will enable Vision users to participate fully.

With established government systems in place for NHS IT, the role of the User Group is increasingly focussed on system development to support this data-sharing and joint-working era, providing an informed and supportive conduit for user needs.

Run by users for users, NVUG ensures nationwide representation:

  • English, Scottish, Welsh and Northern Irish;
  • urban and rural;
  • large and small;
  • hosted and with local servers.

The NVUG National Panel ensures that the system is not hijacked by a vociferous few focused on their personal requirements.


Autumn Vision conferences

In a change from the usual arrangements, this year NVUG is not arranging a 2-day 4-Nations conference in the Midlands. Instead, INPS are arranging a series of free one-day conferences at 5 locations in SE, Midlands, and Manchester[more]


How do I check who is still in the building?

I often hear people ask Receptionists if Dr X has gone home or if Nurse Z is around. There are a few simple ways of doing this, such as checking for cars in the car park etc but I like this way.[more]


Help to shape NVUG

Apply for a vacancy on the Panel (committee), Attend the AGM Noon on Sat Sept 26th at[more]


What do I do about a holiday?

How to tell people that you’re not in the office? There are actually four separate places (sorry!) where you might want to set this. Read on...[more]


How do I save time on follow-up insurance or solicitor reports?

An insurance company wants an update of the patient’s records since their last report. This can be time consuming, or quick...[more]


Using the function keys in consultation manager – F6

Function key F6 doesn't do anything in Vision, does it? [more]


Subject Access Reports for Insurance Purposes

The Information Commissioner (ICO) and the BMA have issued updated guidance on the provision of subject access reports (copies of medical records) for insurance purposes.


How do I configure other users' profile settings?

Use the new Vision feature which enables creation of consultation manager profile templates and configuration of other user profiles from your own login.[more]


Using the function keys in consultation manager – F12

Using keystrokes is much faster than using the mouse, and the function keys on the keyboard will move you around consultation manager much more quickly...[more]


Have you tried the new Vision 'Findings Cloud'

New apps for Vision include the 'Findings Cloud' that lets you look at the patient record in very different way.[more]

Healthcare Everywhere

National Vision Conference 2015

Thursday 19th November SE London
Tuesday 24th November SW London
Thursday 26th November Kent
Tuesday 1st December Manchester
Wednesday 2nd December Birmingham