Letters What went wrong at Addenbrooke’s?

Problems at Addenbrooke’s caused by failure to implement electronic patient record system effectively

BMJ 2015; 351 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.h5721 (Published 27 October 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;351:h5721
  1. Stephen Black, data scientist1
  1. 1Biggleswade, UK
  1. steve.i.black{at}gmail.com

Most commentators agree that NHS hospitals face mounting pressures. But these don’t explain the sudden emergence of problems at Addenbrooke’s Hospital. And Keith McNeil’s interpretation of management grip as Stalinist control suggests that he doesn’t understand it either.1

McNeil’s philosophy of empowering clinical teams, with the support …

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