Debate over NHS-wide network is centred on wrong issue

BMJ 1996; 312 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.312.7046.1605b (Published 22 June 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;312:1605
  1. M F Smith
  1. Professor of health informatics, Keele University 152 Southwark Bridge Road, London SE1 0DG

    EDITOR,—For some time the NHS and the BMA have been exchanging shots at each other about the NHS-wide network. The dispute about these technologies culminated in a heated argument after the presentation of a paper by Dr R J Anderson,1 who seems to be the BMA's advocate against these technologies. Not being a partisan of either the NHS or the BMA, I wish to raise the issue that now seems to be almost forgotten—the real case for or against these technologies. …

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