NHS IT can’t keep up with health service demands, survey of staff finds

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Six out of ten health professionals who took the Guardian survey say IT systems are not fit for purpose

Six out of 10 healthcare professionals believe that NHS IT systems are not fit for purpose, according to survey findings that also show better systems would improve patient care.

A Guardian Healthcare Network survey found that less than a quarter of workers thought health service IT was appropriate for the demands the NHS faces. Only 3% of the 1,016 healthcare professionals who responded strongly agreed that computer systems were adequate.

It’s an absolute nightmare. I often waste valuable time just trying to get computers and printers to work

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