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NHS computer disaster to cost another £2 billion

A US company contracted to provide IT technology for the National Health Service is set to receive a £2 billion extension despite the failed project being abandoned.Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC) has reportedly informed Wall Street that it expects its contract to provide electronic patient records across the NHS to be extended. Taxpayers are now facing […]

Scrapping NHS IT project could cost more MPs warned

Scrapping the controversial and delayed NHS electronic records project could cost more than seeing it through to completion, a parliamentary committee has heard. The project to install electronic patient records systems at health trusts in the north and east of England and the Midlands is years behind schedule. The programme has been described as not […]

NHS £12 billion IT system is waste of money NAO still finds

NHS patients are getting “precious little” from the NHS electronic care records system in England, the National Audit Office (NAO) has found. The £7bn system to replace paper files is falling further behind schedule and in places where it has been introduced it is not working as it should. The National Audit Office also said […]

Dr David Kelly- medical experts call for review of his death

The official cause of Dr David Kelly’s death is extremely unlikely say a group of medical experts. The inquest into the death of David Kelly was suspended before the Hutton inquiry and not resumed afterwards in one of bliar’s many spin events. A group of prominent legal and medical experts have called for a full […]

NHS spent £500 million on management consultants with Labour links

The Department of Health has spent almost £500 million on management consultants, including deals with firms which have hired senior Labour figures and high ranking civil servants.The disclosure of more than 100 contracts worth a total of £470 million last night engulfed the labour Government in accusations of “cronyism”. Among those recruited by the favoured […]

Bliar’s health spin doctor Paul Corrigan returns to No 10

Tony Blair has recalled Paul Corrigan, one of the architects of the government’s supplier market in healthcare, to be his health adviser in Downing Street. The move is a sign that the prime minister is deeply worried that no one in the Department of Health appears to be able to keep a full grasp on […]