[GLLUG] IT for the NHS and General Practices

Marcus Harriott marcusjharriott at yahoo.co.uk
Sat Jun 23 09:46:55 UTC 2018

Im not an IT expert but the NHS uses the same system as the MoD. Which is awful beyond all belief.

There is too much invested infrastructure, too few people in govt who have any idea how to run IT and too many public servants with their snouts in the trough to ever hope for a change.

Govt view is generally to use 'more resource' - that means spend more of YOUR money.

But it never gets fixed.

My advice to you is give up - you will only get stressed if you ever got the chance to be involved in Govt IT

On Sat, 23/6/18, Chris Bell via GLLUG <gllug at mailman.lug.org.uk> wrote:

 Subject: [GLLUG] IT for the NHS and General Practices
 To: "The mailing list for the Greater London Linux User Group" <gllug at mailman.lug.org.uk>
 Cc: "Chris Bell" <chrisbell at chrisbell.org.uk>
 Date: Saturday, 23 June, 2018, 10:03
 There appears to be an attempt to split
 the NHS into smaller isolated areas 
 and to encourage more effective choice
 from local GP's, who may have views on 
 the facilities they require but may not
 be experts in IT. Is there any kind of 
 coordinated effort to introduce a
 world-wide, or at least UK-wide, common 
 standard system for both the NHS and
 independent General Practices? Is there 
 already any common standard system or
 framework that can be used without the 
 need for too much individual
 development? I do not have much hope that our 
 government is any more IT competent,
 and too many people appear to have their 
 heads in the clouds, assuming that IT
 just happens in no time at all.
 Prompted by the latest newsletter from
 my local GP, a quick Google search 
 threw up plenty of management-speak
 waffle on the need to share data. I did a 
 quick search on the Debian website for
 the description "medical" and found 
 items such as GNUmed. I have already
 used packages found on Debian to view my 
 personal collection of CT, MRI, and
 Ultrasound scans.
 Chris Bell
 Website http://chrisbell.org.uk
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