Tuesday, May 30, 2006

NHS electronic records are two years late

Lord WarnerHealth minister Lord Warner has admitted that the NHS electronic medical records programme is now running over two years late (via FIPR):

He also admitted that the full cost of the programme was likely to be nearer £20bn than the widely quoted figure of £6.2bn.

Now, why does the trebling of the cost of a large government IT programme sound familiar? Surely this couldn't happen with the ID cards database…

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