Shares in iSoft, the troubled provider to the national IT programme, rose almost 10 per cent on Friday amid speculation over its future.

An Australian health information company called IBA Health revealed it is considering a bid for the UK software developer. Earlier last week, it was reported that talks between iSoft and US group McKesson had faltered over problems with iSoft's Lorenzo clinical health software.

www.isoftplc.com

Shares in iSoft, the troubled provider to the national IT programme, rose almost 10 per cent on Friday amid speculation over its future.

An Australian health information company called IBA Health revealed it is considering a bid for the UK software developer. Earlier last week, it was reported that talks between iSoft and US group McKesson had faltered over problems with iSoft's Lorenzo clinical health software.

www.isoftplc.com