Public Sector IT:

January, 2007


January 31, 2007  9:29 PM

Smartcard sharing – comment by Martyn Thomas

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IT security, NPfIT, Project management

Martyn Thomas, one of the 23 computer scientists who have called for an independent review of the NHS's National Programme for IT [NPfIT], has questioned how one part of the health service has ended up with smartcard sharing.

January 30, 2007  2:18 PM

Smartcard sharing – a breach of IT security or a way around slow access to NHS Care Records?

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accountability, IT projects, IT security, NPfIT, Project management, Smartcards

If NHS security breaches, for practical reasons, occur when there is a database of health records on 50 million people in England, how much trust can be put in the integrity of new national systems? Or perhaps top notch security is less important than making it easy for doctors to access a...


January 30, 2007  2:13 PM

South Warwickshire General Hospitals NHS Trust statement to Computer Weekly on smartcard sharing

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January 29, 2007  7:53 PM

Selling the NHS’s National Programme for IT – a PR challenge

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NPfIT

The public relations magazine PR Week has published an analysis on the NHS’s National Programme for IT [NPfIT] which mentions the loss of its Director of External Affairs James Herbert. The article refers to the challenge facing Connecting for Health, which runs the £12.4bn programme, as it...


January 24, 2007  2:20 PM

EDS’s settlement with the government over tax credits

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On 22 November 2005 HM Revenue and Customs announced that it had reached a £71.25m settlement with EDS over tax credits problems. The government later claimed that this was the largest settlement ever reached between a central department and an IT supplier. These public statements gave the...


January 23, 2007  12:05 PM

What contribution to NHS IT do Local Service Providers make?

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NPfIT, Project management

Tom Brooks, a well-informed and long-standing member of the Parliamentary IT Committee, who for several years has helped members of parliament with their scrutiny of NHS IT development, has written an opinion piece on what contribution local service providers make to NHS IT -


January 23, 2007  12:00 PM

Tom Brooks – opinion piece – What contribution to NHS IT do Local Service Providers make?

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The Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust paper shines a spotlight, albeit a small one, on the role of NHS IT contractual relationships and in particular is thought provoking about the Local Service...


January 22, 2007  11:57 AM

Is the NHS’s National Programme for IT costing too much?

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NPfIT, Project management

The Guardian has published an article today on whether the NHS is paying much more for technology under the £12.4bn National Programme for IT [NPfIT] than would be the case if the initiative did not exist.


January 16, 2007  12:25 PM

Identity and Passport Service director: Why we?re going public on IT projects we didn?t get right

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Bernard Herdan, Executive Director of Service Delivery for the Identity and Passport Service, has explained why he has taken the unusual step – probably unprecedented in government – of publishing a report on the lessons learned and mistakes made on his agency's key IT projects.


January 16, 2007  9:56 AM

NHS’s National Programme for IT – a consultant’s one-sentence view

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On 15 January 2007, Dr Barry Monk, a consultant dermatologist, received an e-mail inviting him to a major national conference on 1 February 2007 on the NHS’s £12.4bn National Programme for IT [NPfIT]. Says Dr Monk on his


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