Shareholders of troubled software company iSoft voted overwhelmingly to accept an offer from Australian group IBA.

iSoft, which employs staff in Banbury and Witney, was put up for sale last October after a series of profit warnings.

US computer company CSC, its partner in the multi-million-pound scheme to update NHS systems, had held up the takeover while it considered making a counter-bid for iSoft.

iSoft, in turn, began legal proceedings asking CSC to explain what its grounds were for blocking the change of control.

The offer remains subject to a High Court hearing expected on July 25. iSoft shares are expected to be cancelled on July 30.