A report issued by the NHS yesterday said that a failure in software to register the year 2000 properly at a number of hospitals in the North of England and the East Midlands, meant that incorrect readings were caused for a full five months last year.
The failure was related to Path Lan software run in nine hospitals, according to the Guardian newspaper, and was only discovered after medical staff realised there were inconsistencies in the type of people being referred for further tests.
Legal action against the NHS is bound to follow, experts believe. µ
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