Public Sector IT:

March, 2008


March 31, 2008  6:30 AM

An incorrect NPfIT statement to the House of Commons

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NPfIT

Officials at NHS Connecting for Health answer most media inquiries – but they have not yet replied to questions about a little-noticed speech in the House of Commons by the health minister Ben Bradshaw on 21 February 2008. In a debate on the Health Committee’s report on electronic health...

March 28, 2008  11:24 AM

Public sector outsourcing users paying up to 75% over market rates

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accountability, Government IT, Outsourcing, Project management

Compass, which helps users of outsourcing check whether they are paying market prices, is warning the government that public sector outsourcing is costing up to 75% over the market rate. The company has public sector clients among its customers and so has an “insider’s” view of outsourcing...


March 27, 2008  8:41 AM

Errors in thousands of records in prisoner tracking system – internal EDS study

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Change management, crisis management, Government IT, lids, mistakes, NPfIT, over-optimism

A study of the Prison Service’s database of prisoner records has found thousands of omissions and inaccuracies, including the use of “self-harm” or no entry at all in the surname field. Prison Service and IT staff are trying to correct errors in the networked


March 25, 2008  1:14 PM

NPfIT leaflet says national database could save your life

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NPfIT

- NPfIT clinical director says opting out of national database of summary care records could be more prejudicial to health than not having a smear test - GP IT spokesman says leaflet being sent to patients who want to opt out of summary care record is “alarmist” - More than 250,000 patients...


March 25, 2008  12:30 PM

Will mass opt-outs leave NPfIT summary care record project in chaos?

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NPfIT

Martyn Thomas, visiting professor of software engineering at Oxford University's Computing Laboratory, has expressed concerns about the leaflet that's...

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March 19, 2008  11:04 AM

FOI papers reveal more lessons from Bolton NPfIT trials

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NPfIT

Papers released by Bolton Primary Care Trust under the Freedom of Information highlight some of the lessons learned from its trial of the NPfIT summary care records system. 0 Comments     RSS Feed     Email a friend


March 19, 2008  7:00 AM

NPfIT executives will stand by Lorenzo

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NPfIT

Richard Jeavons, senior responsible owner for service implementation on the NHS National Programme for IT - NPfIT – has affirmed his team’s commitment to the “Lorenzo” product from suppliers CSC and IBA Health He has indicated that his team will stand by the product whatever happens.


March 18, 2008  7:00 AM

Top doctors too “excited” by the NPfIT?

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NPfIT

Comment: At a press conference in Whitehall last week [13 March 2008] doctors who work on different parts of the NHS’s National Programme for IT – NPfIT – flanked the health minister Ben...

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March 14, 2008  9:30 AM

NPfIT spending £1.5bn less than expected

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NPfIT

Spending on the NHS’s national IT scheme up to April 2007 was £1.5bn less than the Department of Health had expected, according to figures released by the government yesterday [13 March 2008]. The reduced spend on the main IT contracts under the National Programme for IT - NPfIT - was largely...


March 12, 2008  12:50 PM

BBC R4’s “Today” and the High Court case over ID Card Gateway reviews

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FOI, ID cards, NAO, OGC, openness

BBC Radio 4's Today programme broadcast an item this week [10 March 2008 - 6.50am] on our article about the...


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