National Programme for IT

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National Programme for IT

An ambitious, costly and ultimately failed programme designed to reform how the NHS in England uses information to improve services and patient care. The plan was to connect the all GPs in England to its hospitals within a 10-year timeframe, giving patients access to personal and health information.
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Prof Thimbleby and his colleague, Martyn Thomas, professor of information technology at Gresham College, who have delivered a lecture on NHS IT systems at the Museum of London, estimate that hundreds of deaths a year could be caused by computer problems.
A Patients' Association spokesman said: "Responsibility for today's apparently extensive attack on NHS IT systems, and for any harm that occurs to patients as a result lies with the criminals who have harm comes perpetrated it.
A Patients' Association spokesman said: "Responsibility for today's apparently attack on NHS IT systems, and for any harm that occurs to patients as a result, lies with the criminals who have perpetrated it.