The 10 projects at the heart of NHS IT reveals which are on time - and which are running late


The Quality Management and Analysis System, known as QMAS, is a national IT system which gives GP practices and primary care trusts feedback on the quality of care delivered to patients.

Find out more about the 10 key NHS IT projects

♦&nbsp NHS Care Records Service

♦&nbsp Choose and Book

♦&nbsp The Electronic Prescription Service

♦&nbsp N3 national broadband network

♦&nbsp Picture Archiving and Communications System (Pacs)

♦&nbsp The Spine

♦&nbsp The Quality Management and Analysis System

♦&nbsp GP2GP record transfer

♦&nbsp NHSmail- a central email and directory service for the NHS

♦&nbsp Secondary Uses Service

The system shows how well each practice is doing, measured against national achievement targets and allows GP pay to be linked to performance, determining up to a third of their salary.

What progress so far?

QMAS started to be rolled out in 2004 and by mid-February 2005 QMAS software had been supplied to all of England's GP sites.

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Nick Heath is chief reporter for TechRepublic UK. He writes about the technology that IT-decision makers need to know about, and the latest happenings in the European tech scene.

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