A Midlands trust has reined in its paperless ambitions after NHS Improvement declined to fund its multi-million pound electronic patient record bid.
University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust wanted to deploy a £26.3 million integrated EPR plan, a Digital Health News review of recent trust board papers reveal.
However, the board papers also show that NHS Improvement (NHSI) refused to fund the plan.
“NHSI have confirmed that they are not in a position to support the proposal and their proposed cost envelope would mean that an integrated solution, UHLs preferred option, is no longer achievable”.
Tellingly, the board papers suggest that NHSI did not rejected the bid because of any concerns about the proposal itself but because there was no money available.