A NORTH-East healthcare technology provider is celebrating the renewal of its accreditation from an industry organisation.

Clarity Informatics has had its accreditation relating to Clinical Knowledge Summaries for the National Institute for Health Care and Care Excellence (NICE) renewed.

The primary care clinical content and IT software solutions provider is one of a handful of businesses which works with NICE, having done so for over 20 years.

The partnership creates high quality, trusted, evidence-based, clinical information and guidance for GPs, GP registrars, nurses, paramedics, and pharmacists to help them diagnose and treat a wide range of illnesses and conditions.

Summaries contain over 370 topics, and 1,200 clinical presentations or patient scenarios, which is continually monitored and reviewed with new topics introduced each year.

Clarity’s team of authors, led by former GP Dr Gerry Morrow also recently worked on the first Clinical Knowledge Summary dedicated to the Covid-19 outbreak, which provides clear information and support to professionals faced with a suspected Coronavirus infection.

The NICE Accreditation Programme helps users to recognise organisations that uphold extremely high standards in the guidance, ensuring trust in the quality and reliability of information provided.

The accolade is currently held by 57 organisations, with Clarity Informatics one of only a handful of commercial businesses to be accredited.

Dr Morrow said: “It has always been a great honour to work with NICE and author their Clinical Knowledge Summaries for as long as we have and being granted the accreditation for another 5 years is the greatest testament to all the hard work of our team.

“It is so important, now more than ever that those in the primary care sector are provided with quality information to help manage and support their patients, our team are dedicated to providing them with the most reliable and trusted information and having the NICE accreditation will help us continue to do that.”