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NHS computer programme should be scrapped, say MPs

Ministers should consider pulling the plug on the central part of the NHS IT programme in England, MPs say.

The Public Accounts Committee said mounting problems with the electronic records system were making the £7bn project "unworkable".

The group said the scheme, aimed at reducing the use of paper files, was beset by delays and uncertainty.

Jane Hughes reports.

  • 03 Aug 2011
  • From the section Health
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