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RCGP urges health secretary to “get the basics right first” on NHS IT

BMJ 2019; 365 doi: (Published 30 April 2019) Cite this as: BMJ 2019;365:l1981
  1. Gareth Iacobucci
  1. The BMJ

The government should focus on creating a “robust and joined up” IT system across general practice and the NHS before embarking on a full scale technological revolution, the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) has said.

The RCGP’s new manifesto1 stresses the importance of “getting the basics right first.”

The college said it recognised the potential of genomics, artificial intelligence, digital medicine, and robotics to “potentially revolutionise patient care and improve safety.”

But it argues that such ambitious improvements will only be possible if all GP practices have robust, secure IT …

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