NHS patient records system faces the axe

NHS patient records system faces the axe

Summary: David Cameron has said that the Lorenzo electronic patient records system may be dropped amid ongoing delays

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The Prime Minister has said the government is considering scrapping a multi billion-pound project to install a patient records system across the NHS.

David Cameron

David Cameron has said the government may drop the Lorenzo NHS electronic records system. Photo credit: BIS

Speaking during Prime Minister's Questions last week, David Cameron said the government was considering "terminating some of, or indeed all of" CSC's contract with the Department of Health to install the Lorenzo electronic patient records system.

CSC is due to install the system at health trusts across the Midlands and the north and east of England. However, work on delivering the systems is running years behind schedule. Cameron was speaking in response to a question by Richard Bacon MP, a member of parliamentary spending watchdog the Public Accounts Committee and a long-time critic of the project.

For more on this ZDNet UK-selected story, see NHS patient records project faces axe, says Cameron on silicon.com.


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