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Information Management

Volume 228: debated on Thursday 8 July 1993

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To ask the Secretary of State for Health what is the total estimated cost of the information management and technology strategy for the national health service.

The major thrust of the information management and technology strategy for the national health service is that the implementation of computer systems is a local responsibility. Local managers take investment decisions in line with their business require-ments and are expected to obtain best value for money. Comprehensive details of estimated investments are not available centrally.

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what is the total estimated budget of the information management group of the national health service management executive for the financial year 1993–94.

The total budget for the information management group for 1993–94 is £51,408,132.