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NHS national IT system marks first birthday with £21m pound saving

 

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NHS national IT system marks first birthday with £21m pound saving

Running costs of the new NHS Spine, which provides the foundation for 24/7 patient care and handles up to 1,800 electronic transactions per second, have been cut by £21m compared to the system it replaced.

Response times have reduced by almost 90%, meaning 750 hours in total are being saved across the NHS in England every single day.

Spine is the technological backbone of the NHS and part of the Critical National Infrastructure, supporting care and enabling a smooth-running NHS for more than 20,000 organisations, including hospitals, GP surgeries, ambulance trusts and pharmacies. More ...