Doctors call for end to NPfIT

“Not fit for purpose”, “totally unsecured”, “We cannot foresee the
system working adequately in a clinical context.” are just some of the coments from doctors and hospital administrators
.

Dozens of users of a system
delivered under the NHS's £12.4bn National Programme for IT (NPfIT)
want the technology withdrawn
. 

The Care Records Service is the pivotal part of the NPfIT, the aim being
to provide an electronic health record for 50 million people in
England, accessible by any
authorised clinician.

Major NHS organisations across England are contractually
bound to take the Cerner Millennium-based Care Records Service.
Milton Keynes General Hospital was one of the first
five to go live with the service in
Southern England. End-users at Milton Keynes General Hospital have written a letter saying a new Care Records Service system is “not fit for purpose”.

The Milton Keynes letter said the technology was so awkward
and unaccommodating that, “We cannot foresee the system working adequately
in a clinical context.”

It added,
“It should not be installed in any further hospitals. If it is not already
too late, there is a strong argument for withdrawing the Care Records Service
system from this hospital.”

The Milton Keynes
News reported that Richard Butterworth, a doctor at the hospital, told a trust
board meeting last month, “Out-patients is a nightmare, with no notes. The
new system meant that 40 patients had no sets of case notes.”  (source).

 

Another
NuLab waste of money project that no-one wanted, no-one needed and no-one asked
for.

 
 

NuLab – Destroying Britain from the inside out.

 


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