The BBC report:

A Reading NHS hospital trust has spent £16.6m on IT specialists to launch its new computerised patient records system, the BBC has learned.

Royal Berkshire Hospital spent £28m on the technology – £18m more than was necessary, according to auditors.

A BBC Freedom Of Information request revealed £16.6m was spent on paying more than 200 consultants.

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