Photos: A history of the demise of the NHS IT programme


Delays, delays and more delays


Delays, delays and more delays

Throughout its troubled history, the NHS National Programme for IT has been plagued by project delays.

  • NHS delays roll-out of key national records systems
  • Issues with NHS Lorenzo electronic health record system may delay roll-out
  • Can GPs delay uploading patient data to Summary Care Records indefinitely?

    The controversial £12.7bn NHS National Programme for IT "is no longer needed", according to the Department of Health, and decision-making power will now be handed back to local NHS IT managers. Computer Weekly has covered the ups and downs of the project extensively since its inception in 2003, and our articles tracked the ultimate demise of the project.

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