Public Sector IT:

June, 2008

June 27, 2008  2:10 PM

BBC and Evening Standard on NPfIT problems at BARTS

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NPfIT, transparency and accountability

BBC online and the Evening Standard have followed up the postings this morning on 

June 27, 2008  11:15 AM

Barts delays urgent cancer visits after NPfIT go-live

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- New system presents the "most significant" new risk to Barts since the start of the 2008/9 financial year

The new Care Records Service at Barts and The London NHS Trust has led to patients with suspected cancer not...

June 26, 2008  7:30 AM

Some highlights of Poynter report on HMRC missing CDs

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Comment - and does Poynter report say anything about HMRC's £8bn ASPIRE contract?


The Poynter report is the best thing that has happened to HMRC for decades. It highlights the institutional weaknesses the department has always denied existed. It...

June 25, 2008  6:40 PM

HMRC loss of child benefit CDs – latest

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 1) Letter from Dave Hartnett, Acting Chairman of HM Revenue and Customs to Jane Kennedy, Financial Secretary to the Treasury. 

2) Chancellor's statement to the House of Commons

3) Summary of report of the Independent Police Complaints Commission


June 25, 2008  7:00 AM

Everyday NPfIT security breaches – don’t tell us says NHS head

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The overall senior responsible owner of the NHS's National Programme for IT [NPfIT] has said the Department of Health does not wish to be told of day-to-day breaches of security.
David Nicholson, Chief Executive of the NHS,  was being questioned by a

June 25, 2008  6:55 AM

Hansard cleans up a tense exchange on NPfIT

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Hansard - the official recorder of proceedings in Parliament - has slightly cleaned up a tense exchange between an MP and a senior civil servant over the National Programme for IT [NPfIT].

It's not a conspiracy - the likelihood is that

June 23, 2008  2:05 PM

NPfIT Lorenzo – replaced for time being by new software?

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CSC, the main supplier of the National Programme for IT [NPfIT], has confirmed that it is considering offering alternative software to NHS trusts ahead of the clinical functionality being planned for its "Lorenzo" system.

The change of plan will surprise board directors at NHS trusts in...

June 20, 2008  4:19 PM

Unite tries to save 700 Fujitsu NPfIT job cuts

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Unite, the UK's largest union, has called the government to act quickly and decisively to safeguard the jobs and skills of hundreds of people working on the £12.7bn National Programme for IT [NPfIT] in the NHS for services company Fujitsu.

On Friday 20 June 2008...

June 20, 2008  4:05 PM

Alert over NPfIT Lorenzo?

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At the HC2008 Healthcare Computing conference in April - I was glad...

June 19, 2008  12:57 PM

Password-sharing – don’t shoot doctors says clinical lead

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Peter Curry, Clinical Lead eHealth, NHS Fife, makes some pertinent comments in response to an article on this blog about the sharing of passwords on a hospital PACS x-ray system.


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