An NHS Executive survey has revealed that at least 25 per cent of GPs have made no plans to make their practice systems year 2000 compliant. 'We are getting quite concerned about this, especially as the real figure is probably a lot higher,' said a spokeswoman. A health service circular, issued this week, will order HAs to resolve the problem by forcing GPs to reach compliance or make contingency plans.

Year 2000 Problem: ensuring GP practices have compliant clinical systems. http://tap.acta.gov.uk/doh.coin4.nsf