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Tomography: Medical Records

Health written question – answered on 7th July 2011.

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Photo of Mark Garnier Mark Garnier Conservative, Wyre Forest

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much the NHS spent on storing radiology records in (a) 2006, (b) 2007, (c) 2008, (d) 2009 and (e) 2010.

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

This information is not held centrally. The method of storage depends on individual trusts and the type of records being stored. For electronic radiology records some trusts chose to store them locally whereas others use one of the four central stores which are available for this purpose. The charges incurred for storage and maintenance of electronic records held by the central stores are as follows:

Financial year Charges incurred (£)
2006-07 5,841,000
2007-08 15,177,000
2008-09 16,361,000
2009-10 23,268,000
2010-11 28,240,000

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