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NHS loses 13.5 million hours of doctors’ time a year owing to IT problems, says BMA

BMJ 2022; 377 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.o1596 (Published 28 June 2022) Cite this as: BMJ 2022;377:o1596
  1. Ingrid Torjesen
  1. The BMJ

The BMA has calculated that 13.5 million hours of doctors’ hours are lost to the NHS every year—the equivalent of 8000 full time equivalent doctors—owing to IT systems that have failed, are slow, or are not up to date.

Chaand Nagpaul, BMA’s UK council chair, made the startling revelation at the association’s Annual Representative Meeting 2022 in response to a …

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