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Pulse magazine – 04 April 1981



Any GP struggling with IT glitches might be cheered by this story of a pilot scheme to install computers in 50 GP practices for the first time.

A company called Scicon had been paid £500,000 to do the job, but was complaining that a joint BMA-RCGP IT group was throwing a spanner in the works – because they couldn’t decide whether they wanted the pilot to go ahead.

As the computers did little more than hold a register of patients, you can see why GPs had doubts. In a world now dominated by US giants, the naivety of the Government insisting on using British technology has a certain charm.

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