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NHS agrees discount with Microsoft to save £330m on software over nine years

BMJ 2004; 329 doi: (Published 11 November 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;329:1124
  1. Susan Mayor
  1. London

    The NHS in England has agreed a discounted price with the computer company Microsoft for renewing its licence to use the company's desktop software, the health minister announced last week.

    Under the new arrangement the NHS will be able to use up to 900 000 licences rather than the current 500 000, allowing the software to be used on more desktop and laptop computers at no extra cost. The licences will be held on a perpetual …

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