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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To do so, return the opt out request form you have been sent, call the national NHS care records service on 0845 603 8510 or visit www.
For more information about summary care records, visit www.tees.nhs.uk or call the NHS Care Records Service Information Line on 0845 603 8510.
The NAO concluded while all elements of the pounds 12.7 billion programme are advancing and some are complete, the original timescales for the Care Records Service - one of the central processes - were "unachievable, raised unrealistic expectations and put confidence in the programme at risk".
In a progress report, the NAO concluded that while all elements of the pounds 12.7 billion programme are advancing and some are complete, the original timescales for the Care Records Service - one of the central processes - were "unachievable, raised unrealistic expectations and put confidence in the programme at risk".
In a progress report, the NAO concluded that while all elements of the pounds 12.7bn programme are advancing and some are complete, the original timescales for the Care Records Service were "unachievable, raised unrealistic expectations and put confidence in the programme at risk".
The Electronic Prescription Service is understood to be part of NHS (National Health Service) Connecting for Health's Electronic Transmission of Prescriptions (ETP) programme, which is also scheduled to include, in the longer term, the integration of the Electronic Prescription Service with the NHS Care Records Service.
We successfully demonstrated to the MoD our in-depth understanding of health systems gained through programmes such as the NHS care records service.'
South of Tyne and Wearside Mental Health NHS Trust has piloted the new NHS Care Records Service.
When fully implemented the NHS Care Records Service will enable NHS organizations to record and exchange patient and care information electronically, eliminating duplication of patient files and improving information-sharing between healthcare professionals.
* Opt-out forms can be requested by visiting www.tees.nhs.uk, calling 0345 045 0620 or emailing scrtees@nhs.net * For more information visit www.nhscarerecords.nhs.uk or call the NHS Care Records Service Information Line on 0845 603 8510.
It said the original timescales for the care records service - one of the central processes - were "unachievable, raised unrealistic expectations and put confidence in the programme at risk".
The Health Department has claimed the care records service, one part of the IT project, will save thousands of lives.