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March 6, 2007  10:12 AM

Connecting for Health pulls speakers from Europe’s largest healthcare IT conference at Harrogate

tcollins1 Profile: tcollins1
accountability, NPfIT, Project management

NHS Connecting for Health, which runs the NHS's National Programme for IT NPfIT], has withdrawn its speakers from Europe's biggest annual IT health conference at Harrogate. The agency, which is part of the Department of Health, is under political pressure to improve its communications and...

February 27, 2007  5:19 PM

Tories renew their call for a full review of the NHS’s National Programme for IT

tcollins1 Profile: tcollins1
accountability, NPfIT, Project management

Senior Tories have had a meeting to discuss their strategy over the NHS's National Programme for IT [NPfIT]. It's understood that among the topics discussed was the question of whether the Tories should take a radical stance, or simply renew their call for a review of the scheme. They decided to...


February 23, 2007  5:30 PM

Dispatches C4 documentary programme on Monday 26 February on the NHS

tcollins1 Profile: tcollins1
accountability, NPfIT

This is the Channel Four press release for a documentary that is due to broadcast on 26 February. The film includes interviews with clinicians and others on the NHS's National Programme for IT [NPfIT] Dispatches NHS: Where did all the money go? Channel 4, 26th February 2007. 8pm The Government...


February 23, 2007  3:44 PM

The NHS IT programme – a “much more open dialogue” – David Nicholson, Chief Executive of the NHS.

tcollins1 Profile: tcollins1
accountability, NPfIT, Project management

David Nicholson, Chief Executive of the NHS, has written to about 80 people who attended a one-day seminar on 26 January 2007 on the future of the £12.4bn National Programme for IT. The seminar was entitled "facing rthe issues, making progress".


February 20, 2007  4:07 PM

Defending the NHS’s National Programme for IT?

tcollins1 Profile: tcollins1
accountability, NPfIT, Project management

Comment Connecting for Health, which runs the National Programme for IT, has again referred to its "evidence base" as a response to bad news about the NHS's National Programme for IT. This evidence base contains information...


February 19, 2007  4:04 PM

When an IT-based project runs into trouble, should you respond by arguing its aims are supported?

tcollins1 Profile: tcollins1
accountability, NPfIT, Project management

Connecting for Health, which runs the £12.4bn National Programme for IT [NPfIT], has responded to some of the unflattering publicity over the programme by arguing, in part, that the scheme’s aims and objectives are well supported. If large numbers of people were stuck in the Channel Tunnel, not...


February 16, 2007  2:52 PM

Confidential IT contracts may have to be disclosed – Information Tribunal decision under FoI

tcollins1 Profile: tcollins1
accountability, FOI, Project management

A tribunal ruling under the Freedom of Information Act means that public sector contracts may have to be disclosed in some circumstances no matter how confidential the content. It’s interesting that a number of rulings of the Information Tribunal put the public interest in disclosure above the...


February 9, 2007  12:01 AM

Health Committee inquiry into the NHS IT programme – details announced

tcollins1 Profile: tcollins1
accountability, NPfIT

The Health Committee of the House of Commons has announced details of its inquiry into the NHS's National Programme for IT [NPfIT]. The inquiry is the result of a campaign by 23 academics, Computer...


February 3, 2007  5:50 PM

Lessons learned from failure of online passport application system EPA2

tcollins1 Profile: tcollins1
accountability, Project management

In a rare if unprecedented step, the Identity and Passport Service has published the lessons learned from its key IT projects implemented in 2006 - including the lessons from the failure of its EPA2 electronic passport application system. Computer Weekly's articles on EPA2 are


February 1, 2007  10:37 AM

Comment – when failure has a partly positive outcome

tcollins1 Profile: tcollins1
accountability, Project management

Cabinet office minister Pat McFadden said in a speech in January 2007: “If things go wrong with government IT we should hold our hands up, fix the problem or learn the lessons.” But nobody does. The opposite is more likely.


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