Sunday, October 01, 2006

New NHS contractor having huge problems

Richard Bacon MPComputer Sciences Corporation last week took over from Accenture £2bn of work on the NHS Connecting for Health systems. Now the Observer has found that CSC have installed administrative systems in only 8 of 32 hospitals they had promised to deliver by April this year — and no clinical systems whatsoever. Richard Bacon MP commented:

By passing the baton to CSC with indecent haste, the government has missed a golden opportunity to think again and to give more control to hospitals locally. I feel very sorry for hospitals who will have to put up with more delays and with systems that just don't work properly.

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