§ Mr. Blunkett
To ask the Secretary of State for Health what plans she has to review the computerisation of each region of the national health service; and if she will make a statement.
§ Mr. Sackville
There is no specific plan to review computerisation of each region of the national health service. There is a national strategic framework for the development of information management and technology which contains major computing elements.
Individual regions will make plans within that strategy and the NHS management executive will monitor the approach of each region against nationally defined standards.