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England sets up task force to hasten use of electronic records

BMJ 2006; 332 doi: (Published 22 June 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;332:1467
  1. Michael Cross
  1. London

    Plans to create a shared electronic care record for every NHS patient in England are to be accelerated, despite auditors' reservations and a call from BMA members for GPs to consider boycotting the system.

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    Lord Warner does not have “a flicker of doubt” that the records service will be in place by 2010


    Norman Warner, the minister responsible for reforming the NHS in England, announced the plans after the first independent audit of the four year old project was published last week.

    In a long awaited report the National Audit Office calculated that the project, …

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