NHS: Ict

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 6th July 2018.

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Photo of Jim Shannon Jim Shannon Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Human Rights), Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Health)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to tackle computer flaws that have led to delays in the NHS.

Photo of Jackie Doyle-Price Jackie Doyle-Price The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

NHS Digital maintain the national infrastructure critical to the day-to-day operation of the National Health Service. This includes the NHS Spine, which provides the technical backbone on which many services depend. NHS Digital undertake reviews where high severity incidents occur for national systems they run. Locally individual NHS organisations are responsible for the management and governance of the IT systems they use.

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