No NPfIT black box to be found
If the NHS IT scheme, the NPfIT, were a jumbo jet, its frequent crashes would have putfear-of-flying courses out of business.
But because the NPfIT is not an aircraft crash there is no wreckage. The damage is not visible. Undiagnosed, sick, or injured patients have been on a hidden waiting list,lost in the systems. As delays in their treatments are below the radar of the general public they don't seem to matter.
The disorder we highlighted last week at Barts and The London NHS Trust, a year after it went live with the NPfIT Cerner Millennium Care Records Service, is the most serious problem to afflict the national programme.
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