The NHS Informatics Review has said that trusts must be
provided with "interim" systems and in some cases they even merit national
This change in stance for the electronic record systems
at the National Programme for IT in the NHS has been brought about by
unprecedented delays in installing the systems in trusts in the country.
The Department of Health's former interim chief
information officer, Matthew Swindells had led this review, which says good
systems are a must of IT is to revolutionize the NHS.
NHS medical director
and interim director general for informatics Sir Bruce Keogh admitted the
program is facing some issues, "If people start going it alone it could be at a
huge opportunity cost," he added.