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NPfIT to be Scaled Down

The Chancellor, Alastair Darling, has announced that the NHS National Programme for IT (NPfIT) will be reduced in scope. Apparently, cuts will affect IT not essential to the frontline.

NPfIT has been incessantly critised since its inception, but you cannot run a £100bn healthcare system with little more than quill pens and ledgers, so I wonder if the cuts will arouse as much discontent as planned expendiure did...

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