New website on NHS IT problems

At, colleagues and I have collected material on the NHS National Programme for IT, which shows all the classic symptoms of a large project failure in the making. If it goes belly-up, it could be the largest IT disaster ever, and could have grave consequences for healthcare in Britain. With 22 other computer science professors, I wrote to the Health Select Committee urging them to review the project. The Government is dragging its feet, and things seem to be going from bad to worse.

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