A NORTH-EAST software house is expanding after the success of its platform used by the NHS.

Newcastle-based primary care software provider Clarity Informatics has hired seven people in the last year, with three during lockdown, after seeing an increase of 34 per cent in GP practises using its system – a total of 4,254.

It is now hiring a further two addition people to work on TeamNet, its platform designed for primary care teams in the NHS to save GP practises time and money by improving their operational efficiency and freeing up valuable resources to deliver patient care.

The web-based system has seen significant expansion since Clarity’s acquisition three years ago, with the portal regularly updated with new information modules including the first Clinical Knowledge Summary (CKS) for Covid-19.

Tim Sewart, CEO of Clarity, said: “Like other businesses here in the North East and across the country, we have faced an unprecedented challenge in steering ourselves through the pandemic, but we are proud to have welcomed three new members to the team since lockdown began.

“The demand for TeamNet in the last six months has exceeded even our expectations and it’s great demand has resulted in a number of local jobs and we’re confident our workforce will continue to expand.”