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NHS: IT Strategy

Volume 713: debated on Tuesday 20 October 2009

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To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will publish updated annexes for the National Programme for IT in the NHS: Benefits Statement 2006–07 to show (a) how far the programme has been implemented since March 2007, and (b) what actual and recurrent savings have been made as a result. [HL5560]

In response to a recommendation by the Public Accounts Committee, in its report on the national programme published in January 2009, the department has agreed to consider producing an annual report of the programme's progress against published timetables and expenditure forecasts. Consideration is being given to publication, from 2009-10, of a single document combining the annual report with a restructured statement of the costs and benefits of the programme.