Letters The NHS goes digital

Severe lack of investment in electronic infrastructure in the NHS

BMJ 2015; 351 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.h4170 (Published 05 August 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;351:h4170
  1. Ebrahim Mulla, junior doctor1
  1. 1University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust, Leicester, UK
  1. ebrahim.mulla{at}nhs.net

A renewed push to create a fully digital NHS is welcome.1 My experience as a junior doctor over the past year was an eye opener—much of what I found surprised and frustrated me.

There is a severe and chronic lack of investment in the electronic infrastructure. Computers are often 10-15 …

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