HC Deb 08 March 1996 vol 273 c394W
Mr. Barron

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what proposals he has for the more efficient use of information technology within the NHS. [18794]

Mr. Horam

A national information management and technology strategy for the national health service is being implemented. A major component of the strategy is achieving a common information management and technology infrastructure, which will enable more efficient communication and processing of information within and between NHS organisations, in a secure and controlled environment.