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Challenges to implementing NPfIT: Problems are inevitable but goal is worth while

BMJ 2005; 331 doi: (Published 01 September 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;331:516
  1. Robert J Young, consultant physician (
  1. Hope Hospital, Salford M6 8HD

    EDITOR—Many anxieties and frustrations were identified in the small but perceptive study carried out by Hendy et al on the challenges of implementing the national programme for information technology (NPfIT).1 I am part of the North West and West Midlands Connecting for Health Cluster, where commendable efforts have been made to involve IT staff, managers, and representative clinicians.

    Primary care is less problematic as …

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