NHS: Ict

Health written question – answered on 30th June 2010.

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Photo of Mike Weatherley Mike Weatherley Conservative, Hove

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much was spent on NHS IT projects undertaken by companies with headquarters outside the UK in 2009.

Photo of Simon Burns Simon Burns The Minister of State, Department of Health

Comprehensive information about information technology (IT) procurements by national health service organisations is not held centrally and could be obtained only at disproportionate cost.

The spend by the Department for the National programme for IT in the 2009-10 financial year is given in the following table.

Table: Spend on projects undertaken by companies with headquarters outside the UK
Accenture 10.04
Atos 33.75
Atos Consulting Ltd 1.36
Atos Origin IT Services UK Ltd 2.80
Cable and Wireless UK 23.50
CSC 213.00
CSC Computer Science 0.23
Fujitsu 37.26
Fujitsu Services 0.40
Total 322.36

These figures are inclusive of VAT and rounded to the nearest £ million.

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