Letters

NHS national programme for information technology

BMJ 2004; 328 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.328.7449.1200 (Published 13 May 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;328:1200

Changes must involve clinicians and show the value to patient care

  1. John Powell, chairman ([email protected])
  1. BMA Information Technology Committee, BMA House, London WC1H 9JP

    EDITOR—The resignation of Peter Hutton, from his position as chairman of the National Clinical Advisory Board of the National Programme for Information Technology (NPfIT), has highlighted the lack of clinicians' engagement with this £6bn project.

    The advisory board represents a much needed injection of resources to NHS information technology systems, which could bring many benefits to care for patients and clinicians' working practices. The Wanless reports have emphasised the importance of …

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