A NORTH-EAST health technology company has become the latest company to be snapped up by a fast-growing software group.

Clarity Informatics, which provides software to GPs, has announced that it has been acquired by Agilio Software, becoming the latest of five companies to be bought be the group in 18 months.

Starting out as a small spin-off from Newcastle University two decades ago, the company today operates internationally, employs over 50 people in the region and provides IT solutions to the likes of GPs, GP practices, primary care networks and integrated care systems.

The back-office software provider will help to accelerate Agilio’s growth and market expansion on both a regional and national level, with ambitious plans to grow its workforce in the North-East.

Clarity Informatics Chief Executive, Tim Sewart said: “From the outset, Clarity’s ambition has always been to innovate and grow the business to be one of the leading providers in the industry.

"We see this as the next step in our development and we are incredibly excited to embark on this new chapter with Agilio Software.”

Neil Laycock, chief operating officer of Agilio Software Group, said: “As the NHS rebuilds following the impact of the pandemic, it has never been more important to help healthcare providers work more efficiently and focus all their efforts on patient care, not paperwork. That is our driving aim at Agilio.

“With Clarity now a part of our family, we have the tools to provide practical support to GP surgeries and the wider primary care sector – where post-Covid pressures are particularly acute – during that recovery journey.”