NHS: IT Strategy
House of Lords
Lord Warner (Labour)
To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Baroness Thornton on 20 October (WA 62), what were in March 2007 and March 2009 and what are forecast to be in March 2010 the total number of front-line systems installed by the NHS National Programme for IT under the headings (a) electronic prescription service, (b) choose and book, (c) general practitioner systems, (d) Map of Medicine, (e) GP2GP record transfer, (f) Acute Hospital Trust Patient Administration Systems, (g) Picture Archiving and Communications Systems, (h) radiology systems, (i) theatre systems, (j) accident and emergency systems, (k) community systems, (l) child health systems, (m) mental health trust patient administration systems, (n) prior systems, and (o) other systems; and what is the estimated number of further systems under each heading required to complete the National Programme for IT after March 2010.
Baroness Thornton (Baronesses in Waiting, HM Household; Labour)
The information is in the following table.
|March 2007||March 2009||March 2010 (l)|
|Electronic Prescription service (EPS) - GP||1,812||6,583||6,987|
|EPS - Pharmacy||2,790||8,836||9,247|
|Choose & Book||6,984||7,464||7,532|
|General Practitioner systems||591||904||1,122|
|Map of Medicine||149||273||331|
|GP2GP record transfer||613||4,958||5,209|
|Acute Hospital Trust Patient Administration Systems (2)||19||43||62|
|Picture Archiving and Communication systems (3)||258||304||304|
|Radiology systems (3)||44||71||71|
|Accident and Emergency systems||16||37||42|
|Child Health systems||44||64||113|
|Mental Health Trust Patient Administration systems (2)||18||25||26|
|Community Patient Administration Systems (2)||59||78||82|
(1) Forecast deployment information is accurate as at
(2) Figures include deployments of the Lorenzo Care Management deployment unit/module.
(3) Figures are for the number of site installations within Trusts. The final deployments as part of the national programme took place prior to
Plans for the pace and scale of future deployments beyond 2009-10 are currently being reviewed in the light of announcements made in the Pre-budget Report, and of the evolving information technology needs of the National Health Service.