Consultation response: Liberating the NHS: an information revolution

We welcome the broad direction of travel proposed in An Information Revolution; specifically, the move towards greater availability of timely and reliable information for patients, the public and the NHS, and the enhanced use of technology and informatics to achieve these aims.

However, the scale of the ambitions outlined in the consultation is considerable, particularly in the current financial climate of the NHS and the extent of forthcoming structural change.

This response is one of two submitted by The King's Fund to the government's consultations: on the information revolution and on greater choice and control.