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NHS computer programme is “roughly to timetable,” IT chief says

BMJ 2006; 332 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.332.7555.1408-a (Published 15 June 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;332:1408
  1. Michael Cross
  1. London

    The leader of the controversial scheme to computerise the NHS in England has defended the £20bn (€29bn; $37bn) programme in advance of critical scrutiny by auditors and parliament. Richard Granger, chief executive of NHS Connecting for Health, last week described progress on the national programme for information technology (IT) as “roughly to timetable.”


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