Darling ‘to shelve multi-billion pound NHS IT system’

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A multi-billion pound NHS IT system may be cancelled in Wednesday’s pre-Budget report, Alistair Darling has said.

The chancellor said the “quite expensive” programme, which has been hit by problems and delays, could be axed to save cash.

He told BBC One’s Andrew Marr show it was “not essential to the frontline” and “something which I do not think we need to go ahead with just now”.

The Tories and Lib Dems have both been calling for the system to be axed.

Source BBC

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