Public Sector IT:

February, 2010

February 26, 2010  10:54 AM

We’re not undermining Care Records says London’s GP body

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Data sharing, NPfIT

Londonwide Local Medical Committees, the professional voice of the capital's 6,000 GPs, says it is not out to sabotage or undermine the roll-out of the NPfIT Summary Care Records.

Its joint CEO Dr Michelle Drage spoke to us after

February 25, 2010  3:01 PM

The Child Support CS2 system’s 400 “insoluble” problems

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Outsourcing, project failures, Project management

Kable has an article on the "almost exponential rise" in the number of clerical cases being handled by the Child Maintenance and Enforcement Commission which will eventually take over from the Child Support Agency....

February 25, 2010  2:25 PM

Will action by London GPs enfeeble NPfIT SCR?

tcollins1 Profile: tcollins1
Data sharing, NPfIT, privacy

In November the Department of Health announced [the NHS Connecting for Health name is being increasingly sidelined in announcements] the rollout in London of Summary Care Records.

The DH said:

"Summary Care Records containing key medical information which...

February 25, 2010  7:20 AM

One of the worst software project failures in memory?

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air crashes and technology, Chinook crash ZD576, Project management

Last month BBC R4's Today programme and Computer Weekly quoted from an...

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February 18, 2010  2:04 PM

Home Office DNA mistake or dodgy civil service practice?

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Channel 4 News and Kable report that Home Office minister David Hanson...

February 18, 2010  12:00 PM

BSkyB v EDS judgment not as significant as first thought?

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IT legal developments, legal actions, Outsourcing, project failures, Project management

Last month's 468-page judgment in the case of BSky versus EDS, (now HP) may have less of an impact on suppliers than

February 18, 2010  11:09 AM

Is Dept of Health playing politics with patient records?

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NPfIT, Outsourcing, politics, Project management

In areas of England where the Summary Care Record is underway, people are receiving leaflets on the benefits of the scheme. They are also offered an "opt out" of having some of their confidential...

February 16, 2010  2:55 PM

CSC Chief Executive positive about NPfIT despite “political rhetoric”

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CSC CEO Mike Laphen is interviewed by He's positive about the NPfIT and about the outcome of negotiations between...

February 16, 2010  9:11 AM

NHS supplier iSoft reports profits down – but non-NPfIT UK sales up

tcollins1 Profile: tcollins1
NPfIT, Outsourcing, Project management

Australia-based iSoft, a major supplier to the NHS IT scheme, has reported mixed results for the half-year to 31 December 2009 including net profits down 53%.

Turnover was $239m  compared with...

February 16, 2010  6:00 AM

Socitm identifies the big flaw in Government IT

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local government, politics, Sir Humphrey

Government CIOs can bring about only limited organisational change - and that may be the biggest single weakness in their job descriptions.

It's a subject touched on in an

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