Public Sector IT:

December, 2006


December 19, 2006  10:00 PM

Confidential NHS paper on the health of the National Programme for IT

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NPfIT, Project management

Published exclusively on this blog is a confidential NHS paper on the £12.4bn National Programme for IT [NPfIT]. The paper is important because it is an objective analysis of the strengths and weaknesses of the NPfIT by senior IT executives on the front line. Its authors work for the Leeds...

December 19, 2006  9:05 AM

Why NHS IT matters

tcollins1 Profile: tcollins1
accountability, NPfIT, Project management

In an article in Computer Weekly today - 19 December 2006 - we argue why the NHS's National Programme for IT [NPfIT] matters.


December 15, 2006  3:51 PM

HM Revenue and Customs, the Public Accounts Committee and accountability

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Uncategorized

On 18 December 2006, Paul Gray, Acting Chairman of HM Revenue and Customs, appeared before the House of Commons’ Public Account Committee and was questioned on the performance of the department’s main IT supplier Capgemini - and about the billions of pounds due to be paid to the company.


December 15, 2006  2:23 PM

NPfIT Choose and Book Severity 1 incident

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NPfIT

Choose and Book failed for much of Monday 11 December as reported on this blog earlier and on E-Health...

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December 15, 2006  10:38 AM

Lord Warner well-briefed on the NPfIT before retirement decision

tcollins1 Profile: tcollins1
accountability, NPfIT

I have a footnote to Downing Street’s announcement that the health minister Lord Warner – the minister in charge of the NHS’s National Programme for IT [NPfIT] – is retiring this month, December 2006. Only three ago, in November...


December 14, 2006  5:38 PM

Choose and Book stalls after software upgrade

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NPfIT, Project management

The Choose and Book system, a central part of the NHS’s £12.4bn National Programme for IT [NPfIT], went down for much of Monday after a new release of software was installed two days before on Saturday, 9 December 2006. The problems will not endear GPs to the Choose and Book system. Many of...


December 14, 2006  10:57 AM

Lord Warner, minister in charge of the NHS’s National Programme for IT “retires”.

tcollins1 Profile: tcollins1
accountability, NPfIT

The retirement of Lord Warner - the minister responsible for the National Programme for IT [NPfiT] in the NHS - is no surprise but it is still unwelcome news. This blog reported –


December 12, 2006  7:25 AM

Joint investigation on NHS IT by Computer Weekly and Channel Four News

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Uncategorized

When Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre went live with a pioneering project under the auspices of the £12.4bn National Programme for IT, the trust's board was unaware that the system had been at the centre of a “serious untoward incident” at another hospital trust. This is one of the findings of a...


December 7, 2006  2:45 PM

Connecting for Health unilaterally changes wording of agreed statement

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NPfIT

Connecting for Health, the agency which runs the National Programme for IT in the NHS [NPfIT], has unilaterally changed the wording of a public statement it agreed with 23 academics. Officials at Connecting for Health had agreed the statement at their meeting with academics at Richmond House,...


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