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Accenture pulls out of contracts

28th September 2006

04032006_LaptopStethoscope1.jpgAccenture, the IT company responsible for delivering key parts of the national NHS Connecting for Health programme in the north and north-east of England, has pulled out of two key contracts.

The contracts, worth £1.9bn and representing 15% of the total £6.2bn upgrade of the NHS computer systems have been taken over by US firm Computer Sciences Corporation.

Problems at sub-contractor, iSoft, have delayed the project and left Accenture nursing significant losses and facing fines for late delivery.

Accenture will maintain responsibility for another contract which will see X-rays, scans and other images being made available over the new NHS spine computer network.

 

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