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NHS computer farce to cost another £2bn

Publié par Clifford Armion le 12/08/2011

Andrew Hough

Computer Sciences Corporation [CSC] has reportedly informed Wall Street that it expects its contract to provide electronic patient records across the NHS to be extended.

Taxpayers are now facing an estimated £2billion bill, despite the company already failing to deliver a fully functional version of its software, The Times reported.

The £11.4billion National Programme for IT, set up in 2002, was at the time billed as the world's biggest civilian computerisation project.

It aimed to give doctors instant access to patient records wherever they were being treated and CSC had signed a deal to computerise records in most of England.

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"NHS computer farce to cost another £2bn", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), août 2011. Consulté le 15/04/2021. URL: http://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/nhs-computer-farce-to-cost-another-2bn