A disastrous NHS IT project – which ran £40m over budget – was held up by the Scottish Government as a “strong” example of good practice that could be copied elsewhere.

The new telecommunications system for handling patient calls to NHS 24 has been beset with problems – key information was missing from the software contract at the beginning, it was hugely delayed after failing to pass testing stages and was withdrawn last month just weeks after launch.

Reported by the Scottish Herald . You can read the full story here. 

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