Public Sector IT:

January, 2009


January 28, 2009  4:35 PM

London trust hit by virus had a failure of processes

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IT and security, Technology

What Barts and The London NHS Trust called a "major incident" - the spread of the Mytob computer virus to a network of nearly 5,000 PCs - was entirely avoidable.

An independent...

January 27, 2009  12:55 PM

NHS Confederation: we need NPfIT cash but spent differently

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NPfIT

"There's a real hazard of doing [with the NPfIT] what we did with Concorde" - NHS Confederation
 

John Humphrys, a presenter of BBC R4's "Today" programme, this morning interviewed Nigel Edwards, Director of Policy at the...


January 27, 2009  11:00 AM

Report of public accounts MPs on NHS IT – main findings

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NPfIT

Today's report of the Public Accounts Committee on the £12.7bn National Programme for IT says it is not yet providing value for money - though the project has existed for nearly seven years.

The all-party committee finds that there have been few successful deployments of the scheme's...


January 27, 2009  9:45 AM

NPfIT risks heightened says chairman of public accounts MPs

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NPfIT

Edward Leigh MP, Chairman of the Committee of Public Accounts, said in a statement on his committee's report on the NHS's National Programme for IT:

"The risks to the successful...


January 27, 2009  8:30 AM

Today’s report by MPs on NHS IT scheme

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NPfIT

Some of the coverage of today's report of the Public Accounts Committee on the NHS's National Programme for IT [NPfIT]

MPs question the future of £12bn NHS IT...

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January 27, 2009  8:15 AM

NPfIT central contracts will never work – MP tells BBC

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NPfIT

Richard Bacon, a member of the Public Accounts Committee, talked to BBC R4 Today presenter John Humphrys this morning about his


January 27, 2009  7:05 AM

Much frustration over NPfIT says BBC correspondent

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NPfIT

Jane Dreaper, the BBC's Health correspondent, spoke about the report of the Public Accounts Committee on the National Programme for IT [NPfIT] on BBC R4's Today programme this morning. Today's longest-serving presenter 


January 22, 2009  7:00 AM

Post-it notes for passwords – an NHS option?

tcollins1 Profile: tcollins1
database state, IT and security, NPfIT

My colleague Philip Virgo who blogs for Computer Weekly and is Secretary-General of the Parliamentary and IT industry body Eurim, sent me a comment earlier this month which...


January 22, 2009  6:25 AM

A strong defence of NPfIT Choose and Book

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NPfIT

A strong defence of the Choose and Book system has been sent to me after yesterday's article on the IT Projects blog in which the president of the Royal College of Surgeons,


January 21, 2009  2:57 PM

President of Royal College of Surgeons attacks Choose and Book

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NPfIT, Outsourcing

John Black, president of the Royal College of Surgeons, says the Choose and Book system "purports to offer greater patient choice" but "has had the opposite effect".

Black's...


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