Public Sector IT:

February, 2007


February 28, 2007  5:57 PM

Memorable Quotes

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Don Touhig Labour Co-op Member of Parliament for Islwyn:

"Forgive me, but I am always wary of experts. An old friend once said to me "Beware of experts, they built the Titanic; ordinary folk like thee and me, we built the Ark".

February 27, 2007  5:53 PM

Views of two suppliers on the NHS’s National Programme for IT

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NPfIT, Project management

Comment by Tim Holyoake, senior consultant, Software AG: "The National Programme for IT [NPfIT] is yet another example of Government modernisation being criticised in the press, despite all attempts to bring better services to the public. In theory it's a good idea to upgrade the NHS and link all...


February 27, 2007  5:19 PM

Tories renew their call for a full review of the NHS’s National Programme for IT

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accountability, NPfIT, Project management

Senior Tories have had a meeting to discuss their strategy over the NHS's National Programme for IT [NPfIT]. It's understood that among the topics discussed was the question of whether the Tories should take a radical stance, or simply renew their call for a review of the scheme. They decided to...


February 23, 2007  5:30 PM

Dispatches C4 documentary programme on Monday 26 February on the NHS

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accountability, NPfIT

This is the Channel Four press release for a documentary that is due to broadcast on 26 February. The film includes interviews with clinicians and others on the NHS's National Programme for IT [NPfIT] Dispatches NHS: Where did all the money go? Channel 4, 26th February 2007. 8pm The Government...


February 23, 2007  3:44 PM

The NHS IT programme – a “much more open dialogue” – David Nicholson, Chief Executive of the NHS.

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accountability, NPfIT, Project management

David Nicholson, Chief Executive of the NHS, has written to about 80 people who attended a one-day seminar on 26 January 2007 on the future of the £12.4bn National Programme for IT. The seminar was entitled "facing rthe issues, making progress".


February 22, 2007  6:09 PM

Delivering a vision – whatever that means

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Project management

The author George Orwell, a campaigner for clear English, would have been brought to tears by this gruesome headline in a recent document published by HM Treasury: DELIVERING THE PROCUREMENT VISION A main definition of a vision in the full version of the Oxford English Dictionary is a...


February 20, 2007  4:07 PM

Defending the NHS’s National Programme for IT?

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accountability, NPfIT, Project management

Comment Connecting for Health, which runs the National Programme for IT, has again referred to its "evidence base" as a response to bad news about the NHS's National Programme for IT. This evidence base contains information...


February 19, 2007  7:11 PM

Private Eye and Channel Four report on NHS’s National Programme for IT

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Uncategorized

The NHS’s National Programme for IT [NPfIT] will be the subject of an eight-page special report by the magazine Private Eye, published on Tuesday 27 February 2007. The NPfIT will also be featured in a Channel Four “Dispatches” documentary broadcast on Monday 26 February 2007.


February 19, 2007  4:04 PM

When an IT-based project runs into trouble, should you respond by arguing its aims are supported?

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accountability, NPfIT, Project management

Connecting for Health, which runs the £12.4bn National Programme for IT [NPfIT], has responded to some of the unflattering publicity over the programme by arguing, in part, that the scheme’s aims and objectives are well supported. If large numbers of people were stuck in the Channel Tunnel, not...


February 17, 2007  8:22 PM

Sent to me by a GP

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The future? - well worth watching, here You may need to turn up your computer's volume.


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