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Shifting power to the local NHS – a new way for NHS IT

 

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Shifting power to the local NHS – a new way for NHS IT

A profound shift of decision-making to the local NHS means that clinicians need to lead change in information technology, the health secretary said at the launch of the Chief Clinical Information Officers network.

Confirming that the government has secured agreement to over a billion pounds reduction in its contract with Computer Sciences Corporation, the largest supplier to the now-dismantled National Programme for IT, the health secretary made clear that this money will be released back into the NHS.