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July 12, 2013  3:00 PM

Department of Health gave false assurances over NHS software

mballard2 Profile: mballard2
BT, Cabinet office, Contract, contrary, CSC, hospitals, lorenzo, NHS, NPfIT, officials, perpetual, safeguards, Software, statements, Suppliers

Officials falsely claimed the NHS had protected its £7.3bn investment in the National Programme for IT by staking ownership over any software it produced, it has emerged.

Contrary to earlier statements, the NHS never had ownership rights over its software, the Department of Health said...

January 21, 2009  12:50 PM

Interview with CEO of NPfIT “break-away” trust

tcollins1 Profile: tcollins1
CSC, EHR, EPR, lorenzo, NPfIT, openness

Below is the result of my interview with Brian James, Chief Executive of Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust, which is shortly to buy its main hospital e-record systems outside of the NHS's...

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May 29, 2008  2:38 PM

Fujitsu to withdraw from the NPfIT – what happens now?

tcollins1 Profile: tcollins1
accountability, BT, Cerner, CSC, electronic health records, Fujitsu, lorenzo, NPfIT

Only a week ago a deal aimed at rescuing the NHS's National Programme for IT in the south of England seemed imminent.

Officials and Fujitsu had spent nearly a year negotiating changes to a 10-year contract which was worth £896m when signed in January 2004 and had increased for various...

May 16, 2008  7:30 AM

Interview with co-authors of NAO report on NPfIT

tcollins1 Profile: tcollins1
Cerner, cfh, lorenzo, NPfIT, Project management

We interviewed Angela Hands and Laura Brackwell who are among the co-authors of a report by the National Audit Office on the NHS's National Programme for IT [NPfIT]

May 16, 2008  5:30 AM

NPfIT in “crisis” says Public Accounts MP

tcollins1 Profile: tcollins1
Cerner, lorenzo, NPfIT, over-optimism

Richard Bacon, a member of the House of Commons' Public Accounts Committee, says the NHS's National Programme for IT [NPfIT] is in crisis. The Public Accounts Committee is expected to meet next month to question civil servants on the report of the National Audit Office on the NPfIT.

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