NPfIT - BBC Radio 4 documentary tomorrow [25 October 2007]

BBC Radio 4 at 8pm on 25 October 2007 is broadcasting a half-hour documentary on the NHS’s National Programme for IT [NPfIT]. It will examine the successes and failures of an undertaking which has received much media attention.

It tells the story of the national programme from its beginnings, says a BBC press release. The presenter Sue Nelson will ask why the project has been criticised in the British media.


“Along the way, Sue meets GPs and hospital doctors who believe the project will revolutionise patient care and others who argue that there are negative implications for patients and working practice.”

Wiring the NHS – 8pm – BBC Radio 4, Thursday 25 October 2007.

Links:

Transcript of BBC Radio 4’s “File on 4” documentary on the NHS IT programme – first broadcast on 30 May 2006

NHS Connecting for Health responds to BBC File on 4 documentary on the National Programme for IT

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