Navigation Links
NHS Billions Spent on High Cost Computer Scheme

Four years ago Tony Blair had lauded the initiation of a high profile, high-tech - and £6.2billion computer scheme that would link GPs and hospitals with the Britain’s 50 million patients//. Today however this grand scheme is yet to prove its worth.

According to the first set grandiose plans, by 2005, X-rays lab reports and other test results would be delivered immediately to surgeries. This would be followed by prescriptions that would be flashed electronically from doctors' computers to pharmacies. In addition it was also planned that patients' personal records could also be easily accessed anywhere around the system as required. Even hospital appointments were planned to have been arranged electronically and instantly.

This in turn was to keep an even tighter rein on the NHS by the people of Whitehall.

Later this month the, the National Audit Office (NAO) is expected to publicize a report about the failure of the computer scheme. Even before the release of the NAO report Lord Warner, the health minister, has already admitted that I.T scheme would probably need around £20 billion - more than three times the initially proposed budget.

Already several parts of the country are under heavy pressure to reduce in order to deal with a countywide overspend of £23million which itself came by as a result of a government policy to redistribute expenditure away from rural areas.

Without that burden of cost most hospitals in the country would have been well-funded, and could well have been considering ways to improve services. Instead counties like Gloucestershire have been flung into a crisis and mass demonstrations are being organized this week.

Stroud faces the closure of a maternity hospital while in Berkeley a community hospital is closing. Several hospitals have also been required to reduce the number of beds for the elderly, mentally sick.

This has resulted in most hospital services b eing concentrated in Cheltenham and Bristol, causing people several counties to undertake journeys of more than 20 miles to get treatment.

Innovative schemes such as health visitors, a visiting physiotherapist, district nurses, in-house counselors and an incontinence clinic that were once a feature of the nineties have taken a back seat.

The general opinion has been that health service has now reached a condition of ‘highly-managed mediocrity’, where excellence and initiative have no place and where good practices are forced to ‘average-down’.
br>
'"/>




Related medicine news :

1. Billions of Pounds Squandered on NHS
2. Smokers Cost Chinese Economy Billions
3. China Contributes Billions to Root Out Animal Diseases
4. Billions of Dollars Saved in U.S. By Polio Vaccination
5. Mentally Ill Man Spent Two Decades in Chains
6. Rs 749 Crore To Be Spent On Rural Health Mission In Haryana
7. Money Spent On Cancer worth Every Penny
8. Computers may become surgeons
9. Computer Program can assist to detect Heart Attack
10. Computer-Assisted Knee Surgery
11. Heavy Computer Use May Result In Glaucoma
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:12/8/2016)... ... December 08, 2016 , ... SunView Software aims ... employees that are both engaging and easy to use. Coming off the heels ... company revealed today its plans to roll out new AI-powered self-service enhancements to ...
(Date:12/8/2016)... ... December 08, 2016 , ... STAT courier is pleased to ... convenient service for Texas, they are expanding their presence in Dallas. One of the ... that will bring new jobs to the Dallas and Forth Worth market. STAT takes ...
(Date:12/8/2016)... ... December 08, 2016 , ... Vida Health, the digital health ... led by Canvas Ventures . Other investors include Nokia Growth Partners (NGP) and ... to serve more consumers who are managing chronic conditions or simply want ...
(Date:12/8/2016)... ... December 08, 2016 , ... Peter Zipp Insurance, an ... around the greater Phoenix metropolitan region, is announcing a charity event to provide ... the Homeless Youth Connection is to promote community awareness of the ongoing needs ...
(Date:12/8/2016)... ... 2016 , ... Bill Mull Agencies, a Wichita-based firm offering ... central Kansas, is joining the Youth Horizons organization for a charity event that ... Wichita, Youth Horizons works to empower area children from unstable, troubled, or single-parent ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:12/8/2016)... 2016  Haemonetics Corporation (NYSE: HAE ) has ... an innovative software suite designed to help customers drive efficiency ... of NextGen DMS 4 improves core features and introduces innovations ... liter of plasma collected, enhancing quality and regulatory compliance and ... ...
(Date:12/8/2016)... SINGAPORE , BEIJING , and ... a leading commercial provider of genomic services and solutions with ... a Singapore biotechnology company; and the ... today that NovogeneAIT Genomics Singapore (NovogeneAIT) – a new joint ... whole genome sequencing (WGS) centre at Biopolis, Singapore ...
(Date:12/7/2016)... Dec. 7, 2016 "Lantus (Insulin Glargine) Biosimilar Clinical Trial & ... biosimilar version of Lantus drug in clinical pipeline. Currently 5 biosimilar version ... Japan , Kenya , Czech ... , China , Slovakia , ... 2 diabetes mellitus. The patent on Lantus expired in 2014. Lantus ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: