Public Sector IT:

January, 2008


January 30, 2008  2:00 PM

Libra project – lessons learned from its bounce-back

tcollins1 Profile: tcollins1
Change management, libra, mistakes, Project management

HM Courts Service has revealed the main lessons learned from its turn-around of the £447m Libra project to supply a national standard system for...

January 28, 2008  1:59 PM

Courts £447m IT project is 16 years late – now heading for success?

tcollins1 Profile: tcollins1
Change management, mistakes, Project management

Officials at HM Courts Service say they have turned around a stalled and failing £447m IT project for a national case management system for magistrates’ courts – a scheme that is 16 years late and costs nearly three times more than expected.


January 23, 2008  7:00 AM

Six million appointments via NPfIT Choose and Book system – potentially good news

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NPfIT

NHS Connecting For Health which runs part of the NHS's National Programme for IT, announced yesterday [22 January 2008] that the Choose and Book electronic referrals system has "broken through the six million patients milestone".


January 22, 2008  11:16 AM

Significant risk of Fujitsu quitting NHS IT programme – trust board report

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NPfIT

The board of an NHS trust has learned of a “significant” risk of Fujitsu ending its £900m contract to supply and implement hospital systems across Southern England as part of the National Programme for IT [NPfIT]. The warning was issued to the board of the Royal United Hospital Bath which has...


January 22, 2008  10:43 AM

IBA Health’s CEO comments on Lorenzo and the NPfIT

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NPfIT

Comment The executive chairman and CEO of Australian company IBA Health Gary Cohen has spoken briefly about the future of the "Lorenzo" product. IBA has acquired iSoft which is due to supply Lorenzo, a product that's important to the success of the NHS's National Programme for IT [NPfIT].


January 17, 2008  4:03 PM

Alan Johnson may oversee major NPfIT changes in 2008

tcollins1 Profile: tcollins1
transparency and accountability

The Health Service Journal has a story of a leaked letter, dated 19 December 2007, which reveals that Alan Johnson, the Health Secretary, believes he was not well briefed about the C difficile outbreak at Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells, which led to the deaths of 90 people. The briefings to...


January 17, 2008  10:15 AM

Some NPfIT “major issues” – did the PM get a full briefing in 2007?

tcollins1 Profile: tcollins1
NPfIT

Some of the major NPfIT issues identified by Helen Bellairs, Chief Executive, Western Cheshire Primary Care Trust, seem at odds with a briefing paper to the prime minister in February 2007 Helen Bellairs is a local senior responsible owner of the National Programme for IT [NPfIT] in the NHS. ...


January 14, 2008  11:53 AM

Health IT – a success story

tcollins1 Profile: tcollins1
NPfIT

An IT project to computerise the Isle of Man's hospital services has gone live on time and within budget. The successful...

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January 14, 2008  10:42 AM

CSC’s £5m in penalties: will it now fine the NHS?

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NPfIT

GP Mary Hawking makes the point that the NHS is receiving penalties from CSC under the National Programme for IT [NPfIT] - but CSC also has a contractual right to claim penalties from...


January 11, 2008  10:17 AM

How to deal with bad news – and a case study on mismanaging it

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NPfIT

- A case study on NHS Connecting for Health’s handling of news of £5m worth of penalties accrued under the NHS National Programme for IT Comment and analysis Officials at NHS Connecting for Health who run part of the £12.4bn National Programme for IT [NPfIT] are deeply committed to the...


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