National Programme for Information Technology

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Health – in the House of Commons at 2:30 pm on 16th May 2006.

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Photo of Margaret Moran Margaret Moran Labour, Luton South 2:30 pm, 16th May 2006

Is the Minister aware that many Labour Members believe that the national programme will be transformatory for the health service, especially due to electronic prescribing and care service records? Will he ensure that IT systems are compatible and, in that context, investigate the Luton and Dunstable hospital and the Royal Free hospital? Electronic records have to be taxied between those two hospitals because of the mismatch of electronic data links. Will he ensure that there is compatibility so that we have a better patient service?