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Tories launch independent review of NHS IT

By Steve Nowottny

The Conservative party has a commissioned an independent review of NHS IT to advice on ‘policy options' for an ‘incoming Conservative Government.'

The review, to be led by Dr Glyn Hayes, former chair of the British Computer Society's Health Informatics Forum, will cover a wide range of topics, including information governance and system architecture, and is due to publish its final report next March.

Critics of the national programme for IT have repeatedly called for an independent review of the project, while the Conservative party first pledged to set up its own review ‘as a matter of urgency' in June 2007.

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