HC Deb 11 June 2002 vol 386 c1216W
Mr. Barker

To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will list the NHS health authorities whose entire computer network(a) supports and (b) does not support Clinician Connect. [58644]

Mr. Lammy

Clinician Connect is the programme managed by the National Health Service information authority for the NHS in England to provide all NHS Trust staff in England with email and browser facilities using the NHS national network, NHSnet.

All health authorities are connected to the NHSnet, and are therefore able to share information with those clinicians in Trusts who have access to facilities on the network. An exercise is currently under way to monitor progress with Clinician Connect; as at 17 May 2002, 61 Trusts had achieved 100 per cent. coverage for their staff.

Administration of the NHS in Wales is the responsibility of the National Assembly for Wales.