HC Deb 29 January 2003 vol 398 c882W
Chris Grayling:

To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will list IT projects with a total contract value of more than £5 million which are being undertaken by the NHS. [86038]

Ms Blears:

The Department of Health, only approves National Health Service Information Management and Technology business cases that exceed £20 million whole life cost. This category currently consists of one case, the Swindon and Marlborough NHS Trust electronic patient record scheme (whole life cost £25.3 million). The remaining cases are dealt with at various intermediate levels in the NHS; previously by regional offices and now strategic health authorities. We do not maintain a central list of cases approved in the NHS.