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Stark warning for NHS IT
NHS IT system warned of ‘bleak future’

The NHS computing system faces a “bleak future”, with delays, escalating costs and clinician disillusionment, the latest report into the struggling system has concluded. The Commons’ public accounts committee (PAC) concluded a review of the National Programme for IT with the warning that urgent action is needed to improve services. Problems identified by PAC include… Read more »

Hewitt promises 'choice for all'
Hewitt launches ‘gimmicky’ patient choice website

Disadvantaged groups will benefit most from new government initiatives designed to extend patient choice in the NHS, the health secretary Patricia Hewitt has claimed. Unveiling an internet-focused approach to patient choice, Ms Hewitt promised that disadvantaged groups would be able to access the service, announcing plans to train librarians to help people use the new… Read more »