It's not just Microtest.
Vision offered those that chose it a "re-think" last year.
And this is after NWIS had already rearranged the migration timetable.
So both suppliers ran into trouble within months of being awarded the contract.
Meanwhile the current version of EMIS is better than both systems that are due to replace it.
NWIS made a bad decision by excluding EMIS and continue to compound it by refusing to accept that both Vision and Microtest tenders were flawed in that they could not deliver according to the timings of the procurement cycle.
The process should be halted and EMIS invited to re-tender.
And there needs to be a public inquiry as to why NWIS rejected EMIS despite it fulfilling both English and Scottish requirements. Otherwise NWIS will continue to make the same mistakes without accountability.
"I got quite widely ridiculed when I made the pledge in 2015."
Not just then, sunshine, not just then.
Dr Eggitt may wish to consider the points made to a similarly foolish article in the BMJ a few years ago:
Dr Robert Hegedus
GP Builth Wells