Public Sector IT:

October, 2007

October 31, 2007  8:55 AM

NPfIT went ahead after Prime Minister had 10-minute briefing

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transparency and accountability

Analysis A former Whitehall official has revealed that he and his colleagues were given 10 minutes to make the case to the Prime Minister over what became the world’s biggest civil IT-based modernisation programme. The disclosure was made by Sir John Pattison who was headquarters director of...

October 29, 2007  4:58 PM

Whitehall has no firm plans to replace Richard Granger or conduct unrestricted review of NPfIT

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Whitehall officials are making no commitment to replacing Richard Granger, Director General of NHS IT and Chief Executive of NHS Connecting for Health, which runs part of the £12.4bn National Programme for IT [NPfIT]. Richard Granger will remain in post until the end of this year. When asked...

October 29, 2007  10:14 AM

EDS and BSkyB legal costs could reach £45m

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Change management, EDS, IT projects, Project management

The combined legal costs of a dispute between British Sky Broadcasting and EDS over a customer relationship management system are expected to approach £45m – almost as much as the orginal £48m price for the project.

October 25, 2007  12:06 PM

Head of National Audit Office to retire – comment

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transparency and accountability

Sir John Bourn, head of the government's spending watchdog the National Audit Office, is to retire on 31 January 2008 after coming under pressure to quit. The Liberal Democrats earlier this month called for his...

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October 25, 2007  9:09 AM

Will national database of patient records have a 50% shortfall?

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Dozens of GPs in the Bolton area where the first trials are continuing of the summary care record - a central part of the NHS's National Programme for IT [NPfIT] - have indicated that they are against proceeding with the scheme. Their reservations - five years into the NPfIT - raise further...

October 25, 2007  9:04 AM

Pioneering NHS trust reports “excellent progress” with summary care record

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Change management, NPfIT, Project management

Bolton Primary Care Trust – the first in England to test the summary care record as part of the NHS’s National Programme for IT [NPfIT] – has reported...

October 25, 2007  9:03 AM

Comments of Health Committee MPs on NPfIT Summary Care Record

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As there are two new blog entries on the summary care record - part of the NHS's National Programme for IT - I've provided (below) further context by publishing the findings of MPs on the Labour-dominated Health Committee.

October 24, 2007  11:52 AM

NPfIT – BBC Radio 4 documentary tomorrow [25 October 2007]

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accountability, Change management, NPfIT, Project management

BBC Radio 4 at 8pm on 25 October 2007 is broadcasting a half-hour documentary on the NHS's National Programme for IT [NPfIT]. It will examine the successes and failures of an undertaking which has received much media attention. It tells the story of the national programme from its beginnings,...

October 18, 2007  7:00 AM

The stethoscope, Richard Granger and the NPfIT

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A blog reader has taken issue with comments made by Richard Granger, the Director General of NHS IT, who compared the initial distrust by physicians of the stethoscope with the anxiety of some in the NHS over adopting new technology as part of the NHS's National Programme for IT [NPfIT]. Richard...

October 17, 2007  2:53 PM

NPfIT – similar flaws to NHS IT strategies in as in 1992 and 1998?

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The National Audit Office in a report on the NHS's IT strategies of 1992 and 1998 made the worthwhile points that: - the "objectives and targets should be made specific and measurable if they are to be useful in monitoring expenditure and...

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