Boost to NHS information systems as NHS signs Microsoft dealBMJ 2001; 323 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.323.7326.1386b (Published 15 December 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;323:1386
- Douglas Carnall
The NHS continues to underinvest in information technology, the health secretary, Alan Milburn, acknowledged last week, as he announced that additional funding of £85m ($119m) a year was to be ringfenced for such projects, starting in April 2002.
Speaking at a conference for NHS chief executives, sponsored by Microsoft jointly with the Department of Health, Mr Milburn admitted, “I should have earmarked funds last year, and it was a mistake not to.”
Also addressing the meeting was …