The British Computer Society has called for a major re-evaluation of the National Programme for IT in the NHS.

The society's health informatics forum says the programme has achieved some significant successes around infrastructure, but has slowed the deployment of local systems. It also says elements of the NHS Core Records Service should be rethought.

The forum suggests a national system of standards and accreditation, within which local organisations would have more freedom to procure their own IT.

Read the report here

The British Computer Society has called for a major re-evaluation of the National Programme for IT in the NHS.

The society's health informatics forum says the programme has achieved some significant successes around infrastructure, but has slowed the deployment of local systems. It also says elements of the NHS Core Records Service should be rethought.

The forum suggests a national system of standards and accreditation, within which local organisations would have more freedom to procure their own IT.

Read the report here