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Dr Nigel de Kare-Silver has delivered a scathing attack on NHS Connecting for Health for trying to force 'out-of-date and potentially dangerous' software on GPs.

Dr de Kare-Silver, a GP in Neasden and IT lead at Brent PCT, said a series of 'mismanaged' seminars run by Connecting for Health had left him furious.

Writing in the BMJ, he said new software was a decade out of date, inferior to existing programs and could not be properly integrated.

Demonstrations of Choose and Book showed 'frightening' scenarios involving vital files of advice being deleted.

He wrote: 'There's so much money being wasted on this. They need to start listening to GPs and put in place people at the very top that will actually lose sleep over this. What I've seen just isn't good enough.'

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