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Misys and DBS action group over CP121

Misys and DBS have set up an action group of top directors to co-ordinate their response to CP121.

Misys is also commissioning an independent research organisation to canvass members across the stable of networks.

The group comprises DBS chief executive Nick Ansell, Misys IFA services sales and marketing director Andrew Bedford, Mifas programme director Ian Costain, DBS sales and marketing director Mark Summerfield and Misys Assuresoft business development director William Watling.

Misys insists that its business model holds good under CP121. The group has issued the first in a series of fortnightly bulletins explaining the content and implications of CP121 and will be setting up a website for members and non-members to comment on the consultation.

Dataquest Research is carrying out phone interviews with around 600 members from across the networks until February 28.

The first bulletin states: “One thing that is completely clear is that, subject to dropping the term independent, our existing business model could continue virtually unchanged as what the paper calls a distributor. While we must not diminish the significance of the independent issue, we should at least be reassured that our business model will be safe.”

DBS chief executive Nick Ansell says: “We are very keen for members to participate in the consultation process.”

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