Health Committee Press Notice No 17

29 March 2007
Session 2006-07

The Electronic Patient Record and its use

The Health Committee would like to announce the witnesses to the first and second evidence sessions of its inquiry into The Electronic Patient Record and its use.

Thursday 26 April
Wilson Room, Portcullis House

at 10.00 am

Richard Granger, Director General of IT for the NHS,
Department of Health
Harry Cayton, National Director for the Patients and the
Public, Department of Health
Dr Gillian Braunold, National Clinical Lead for GPs, Connecting for Health

At approx 11.15 am

Dr Paul Cundy, Chair, General Practitioners' Joint IT Committee
Dr Martyn Thomas, visiting Professor of Software
Engineering, University of Oxford
Andrew Hawker, NHS patient

Thursday 10 May
Wilson Room, Portcullis House

At 10.00 am

Douwe Korff, Professor of International Law, London Metropolitan University
Joyce Robbins, Co-Director, Patient Concern
Jonathan Bamford, Assistant Information Commissioner

At approx 11.15 am

Andrew Spence, Solution Director, NHS Account,
Computer Sciences Corporation
Brian Randell, Professor of Computing Science,
Newcastle University
Royal College of Psychiatrists

Later evidence sessions will be held on Thursday 7 and Thursday 14 June. Further details will be released in due course.

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