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...
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.
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...
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.
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].
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
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.
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...
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...
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.