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January 11, 2019  2:31 PM

A big dose of digital for the NHS

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Healthcare IT, NHS, Public sector

There’s been a lot of excitement over the new NHS Long Term Plan. The plan sets out how the NHS will spend the extra £20.5bn a year, gifted to the health service by prime...

November 9, 2018  9:02 AM

The public sector culture issue

evenstad Profile: evenstad
culture, IT culture, NHS, Public sector, Wales

Despite senior government and public sector officials often banging on about the importance of transparency and openness, in reality, it’s almost a cultural taboo for civil servants or anyone else involved to speak publicly about issues and failures. The gravely dangerous disease that...

July 12, 2013  3:00 PM

Department of Health gave false assurances over NHS software

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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...

March 15, 2013  11:40 AM

Inquiry behind NHS scandal omitted crucial data

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February 22, 2013  4:31 PM

How Somerset strangled Southwest One

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January 11, 2013  2:34 PM

CSC shoulders NHS loss by moving jobs offshore

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CSC UK said last week it was cutting costs in the UK by moving jobs offshore, after posting a loss of nearly £1bn.

It also revealed declining profits at its flagship, 10-year outsource with Royal Mail, which Computer Weekly

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