Sunday, December 06, 2009

NHS IT system down. What's next?

The Chancellor has announced this morning that the NHS's troubled National Programme for IT, estimated to cost £20bn to operate over the next decade, is to be significantly scaled back:
"You know, for example, the NHS had a quite expensive IT system that you know, frankly, isn't essential to the frontline. It's something that I think we don't need to go ahead with just now."

I'm sure the government will be looking carefully through our Database State report to find further ideas for reducing the Public Sector Borrowing Requirement.

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