NHS IT is at the mercy of the civil service and “gifted amateurism”BMJ 2011; 343 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.d7037 (Published 15 November 2011) Cite this as: BMJ 2011;343:d7037
- Grant S-B Kelly, general practitioner, hospital quality adviser1
- 1NHS South East Coast, Horley RH6 7DE, UK
Greenhalgh and Bowden comment on New Zealand’s learning environment for health informatics versus our own cathedral approach.1 2 I suggest we are unlikely to change our approach until we escape from the civil service.
As a clinical adviser to the NHS National Programme for IT, I was repeatedly told that civil …