Intended for healthcare professionals


Can the new “electronic highway” for the NHS have a smooth launch?

BMJ 2004; 329 doi: (Published 08 July 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;329:85

Some IT literate readers may have been confused by our description in this news article by Geoff Watts of the new national “N3” broadband network due to replace the existing NHSnet (15 May, p 1156). We said that N3 will be run by five local suppliers. This is wrong; N3 will be run by one “integrator,” BT. The five local service providers will be responsible for delivering a full range of IT services to the NHS in a specified locality.