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Thursday, 2 November 2006, 12:45 AM EST

Four years ago, ministers gave the go-ahead to a scheme whose scope was breathtakingly ambitious. They wanted to transform the NHS into a hi-tech, computerised service, connecting more than 30,000 GPs to nearly 300 hospitals. A key part of it was the plan to put the medical records of 50 million patients on a single database.

At The Guardian.

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