Tuesday, April 17, 2007

The sickening £12 billion NHS fiasco

Richard Bacon MP"If Connecting for Health had been created by one of this country's enemies with the specific task of wasting as much money as possible while causing maximum anger and resentment among doctors, nurses and hospital managers, it could hardly have done a better job. Having been given responsibility for the largest sum of money ever allocated to a health IT programme anywhere in the world, at least £12.4 billion, which incidentally dwarfs the entire NHS deficit, it has failed to deliver. This disastrous agency should be put out of its misery." —Richard Bacon MP, member of the House of Commons' Public Accounts Committee, which today published a damning report on the NHS IT programme

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