It represents a further stage in a long-established Trust policy, and was commissioned as an assessment exercise. Its scope ensures it has implications for national policies in England too, for the main objective was to look at the whole picture presented by a large, well-defined, health service area, with its own traditions, covering more than five million of the population.
The study has been carried out with the full co-operation of the Scottish Home and Health department which fortuitously has been considering its own policy for the future and the report is being made available to the Department to use as they think fit.
Ockendon JM and Bodenham KE (1970) Focus on medical computer development: A study of the Scottish scene by Scientific Control Systems Limited. Nuffield Trust.