Public Sector IT:

September, 2007


September 26, 2007  11:18 AM

Channel 4 Dispatches – Is the National Audit Office a mere critical friend to government?

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transparency and accountability

Channel 4’s “Dispatches” documentary on Monday 24 September 2007, to which Computer Weekly contributed, questioned whether the guardian of public spending, the National Audit Office [NAO], is too close to some of the departments and agencies it audits.

September 24, 2007  3:39 PM

Sir Bobby Robson’s electronic health records viewed illicitly by NHS staff

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

robson.jpg Details have emerged of an incident last year in which the electronic medical records of former England football manager


September 21, 2007  12:51 PM

Computer Weekly contributes to Channel 4’s “Dispatches” broadcast on Monday

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transparency and accountability

A political documentary to be broadcast on Monday evening, 24 September, on Channel 4 was filmed in part at the offices of Computer Weekly. Continued »


September 21, 2007  12:15 PM

Head of IT at Barnet and Chase Farm NHS trust quits

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NPfIT

The amiable and knowledgeable Remon Gazal, IM&T director at Barnet and Chase Farm Hospitals NHS Trust, spent his last day at the trust yesterday (20 September 2007). He said he was leaving to get married in Australia. He has not yet decided on his next job. Computer Weekly interviewed him on...


September 21, 2007  11:55 AM

IT security – too much emphasis on encryption and authentication of data

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

Interesting reader comment on the blog entry NPfIT security warning after NHS staff view celebrity record


September 18, 2007  6:08 PM

GP Mary Hawking comments on “NPfIT security warning after NHS staff view celebrity record”

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NPfIT

Mary Hawking writes: The only thing surprising about this incident is that anyone should be surprised! Ross Anderson [of the Cambridge...


September 18, 2007  7:30 AM

NPfIT security warning after NHS staff view celebrity record

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

This a longer version of an article published in Computer Weekly and on ComputerWeekly.com. An NHS primary care trust has warned of a new risk to the confidentiality of...


September 18, 2007  7:15 AM

Government stalls release of papers on £12.4bn NHS IT plan and £5.3bn ID Cards scheme for years

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transparency and accountability

In May 2007 Gordon Brown said in a speech: "Government must be more open and accountable to Parliament". But Computer Weekly has learned that government action to try and stop publication of reports on the £12.4bn National Programme...


September 18, 2007  7:00 AM

Congratulations to Derek Wanless and his team over their findings on NHS IT project

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NPfIT

Jean Roberts,who leads the British Computer Society Health Informatics (HI) Forum Policy Group and sits on the general BCS Council, has given a personal reaction to the findings of the latest Wanless report. Derek Wanless, a founding father of the NHS's National Programme for IT, questioned in a...


September 17, 2007  9:23 PM

Health Committee makes potent case for review of entire NHS IT Programme

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Comment and summary of highlights of a report on the Electronic Patient Record by the Health Committee of the House of Commons Comment As predicted, the Labour-dominated Health Committee...


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