'Extremely difficult' NHS IT roll out cost hospital £10m
A London hospital is looking for £10m compensation after an "extremely difficult" implementation of the Care Record System, part of the NHS National programme for IT.
The introduction of the system at the Royal Free Hospital caused a "£10m problem for the trust," said Andrew Way, chief executive of the Royal Free Hampstead NHS Trust.
It had to pay an extra £4m to get the system working, and lost £6m because it was unable to bill other parts of the NHS for work done.
He said the trust "is in discussion with other parts of the NHS to seek to resolve this financial issue". It is not seeking compensation from the NHS or other trusts, but through the NHS London Local Strategic Health Authority and the London Programme for IT.
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