Public Sector IT:

July, 2007


July 31, 2007  8:00 AM

Confidential briefing to Tony Blair on the NHS’s National Programme for IT

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NPfIT

Analysis NHS Connecting for Health has published on its website one slide from a “confidential” briefing presentation to the former Prime Minister Tony Blair on the NHS’s £12.4bn National Programme for IT [NPfIT], following inquiries by Computer Weekly. Other slides in the presentation to...

July 31, 2007  7:49 AM

BBC File on Four programme on ID cards – tonight, July 31 2007

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ID cards

BBC's Radio Four's File on 4 documentary series is broadcasting a programme tonight [31 July 2007] on the ID cards scheme and whether it's likely to work. Computer Weekly staff contributed to the programme. File on 4 is broadcast Tuesday 8pm and is repeated on Sunday at 5pm. Link:


July 26, 2007  8:53 AM

HM Revenue and Customs pays a strange compliment to its ASPIRE tax credits suppliers

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HMRC, mistakes, Project management, Transparency

It's said that praise shouldn't consist of a stream of adjectives. Praise lies in the facts and the way of telling them. HM Revenue and Customs struggles sometimes with the way it presents...


July 24, 2007  9:37 AM

How the NHS IT programme, TPP’s SystmOne, CSC and BT can help GPs during the floods

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Change management, IT projects, IT security, NPfIT, Project management

One result of the floods is that a GP practice in North East Lincolnshire is working from a neighbouring practice, and another is working from a local hospital's accident and emergency department.


July 20, 2007  2:22 PM

Investigation into “unauthorised” Google sponsored link for NHS Connecting for Health

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accountability, Google, IT projects, NPfIT, Project management

The Department of Health has begun an investigation into how an "unauthorised" sponsored link on Google was acquired for NHS Connecting for Health which runs the NHS's £12.4bn National Programme for IT [NPfIT]. The


July 18, 2007  4:17 PM

Eight reasons for failed IT-based projects – according to Borland

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IT projects, mistakes, Project management

1. Lack of clarity - about roles, responsibilities and requirements 2. Lack of defining and managing project requirements and failure to communicate these from project sponsors to developers 3. Inability to define/articulate problems 4. Poor design/implementation


July 17, 2007  2:05 PM

Does the National Audit Office fail to hold senior responsible owners to account?

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Uncategorized

On this blog on 16 July 2007 I posted a piece that asked whether the public spending watchdog the National Audit Office is too timid. A reader has posted an excellent reply.


July 16, 2007  4:29 PM

Ben Bradshaw expected to be 13th ministerial spokesman for NHS National Programme for IT

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accountability, IT projects, NPfIT, Project management

Ministers who are appointed as spokespeople for the NHS's National Programme for IT [NPfIT] come and go. This is the roll call so far: John Reid, John Hutton, Lord Hunt, Liam Byrne, Hazel Blears, David Lammey, Lord Warner, Caroline Flint, Rosie Winterton, Andy Burnham, Ivan Lewis, Patricia...


July 16, 2007  2:47 PM

Policing IT in government – is the National Audit Office too timid?

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accountability, incompetence, IT projects, IT security, mistakes, NPfIT, over-optimism, Project management, Transparency

Comment: A report of the US Office of Inspector General on the loss of more than one million health records recommends that action be taken against individuals after a hard drive containing sensitive information went missing. It highlights systemic weaknesses in government security policies; it...


July 16, 2007  10:10 AM

Loss of 1.3 million medical files in the US – implications for the NHS National Programme for IT

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accountability, incompetence, IT projects, IT security, mistakes, NPfIT, Project management

A medical organisation cited by the Department of Health as a reference site for the NHS Care Records Service has been criticised by a US regulator after 1.3 million sensitive files went missing.


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