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Cartoon about the National Programme for IT in the NHS

This cartoon is about the National Programme for IT, which was an ambitious £12bn programme to digitise the NHS. Amongst other measures, the programme was intended to introduce a single electronic record for every patient, which could be shared across and accessed by primary, secondary and social care settings. The cartoon was drawn whilst the programme was being dismantled in 2011, amidst much criticism about its management and contracting.

Source:
David Haldane, The Times, 8 December 2011.

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