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NHS e-records not value for money

Patients are getting "precious little" from the NHS electronic care records system in England, a watchdog says.

The £7bn system to replace paper files is falling further behind schedule, according to a report from the National Audit Office report.

It also says in places where it has been introduced, it is not working as it should.

In conclusion, the NAO said the system was not providing value for money, something the government has rejected.

Adam Brimelow reports.

  • 18 May 2011