Component 4, which requires practices to migrate to a Connecting for Health accredited hosted system, is worth about one sixth of its total value.
But Dr John Hughes, vice-chairman of Manchester LMC, said this was 'currently unachievable'. 'The majority of systems are not compatible with level 4 of the DES.'
LMC leaders backed a motion requiring IT providers to 'urgently upgrade their system so we can achieve level 4 of the DES'. A motion condemning the 'continued waste of money on the national IT project' was also carried.
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