After the withdrawal of Accenture and Fujitsu from the project due to spiralling costs in 2006 and 2007, hospital trusts in the South of England have recently been encouraged to buy systems “off the shelf” from a list of other suppliers.Billion pound NHS computer project could be scrapped, Chancellor says - Times Online
The Conservatives have called for a moratorium on Government IT projects, should they win the next election.
Andrew Lansley, the Shadow Health Secretary, said today: “After seven years Labour have finally acknowledged what we’ve said for years, that the procurement for NHS IT was costing billions and not delivering. The opportunity cost to the NHS also measures billions of pounds.
Sunday, 6 December 2009
Billion pound NHS computer project could be scrapped, Chancellor says - Times Online
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