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MPs question government’s plan for a paperless NHS by 2018

BMJ 2013; 347 doi: (Published 18 September 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;347:f5652
  1. Adrian O’Dowd
  1. 1London

Government plans for a “paperless” NHS by 2018 are unlikely to be achieved given the “fiasco” surrounding its handling of the National Programme for IT in the NHS, say MPs.

In a damning report published on 18 September, the parliamentary public accounts committee said that the national programme was one of the worst and most costly contracting fiascos in the history of the public sector.1

The report …

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