Reply to post: Re: £300 million?

Mandatory electronic prescriptions was the easy bit in NHS paperless plans

Lazlo Woodbine

Re: £300 million?

The £300m is total efficiency savings, which includes all but eliminating prescribing errors because the pharmacist couldn't read the doctor's writing.

Some drugs are hideously expensive and if given in error they have to be thrown away when returned, even if the blister pack is unopened.

There is also the usual ten fold inflation when involving a Government department press release...

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