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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...

September 28, 2012  5:10 PM

NHS gives up rights over patient software

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NPfIT, Open Standards & Open Source

The Department for Health has given up rights over software delivered under the National Programme for IT.

It secured ownership of the NHS programme's intellectual property in 2003 as contractual insurance against the project going wrong. Now the project has gone wrong, it no longer has...

June 7, 2012  1:40 PM

CSC finance director exits as fraud probe hits UK

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NPfIT, project failures

A CSC finance director has quit, while a number of his peers face disciplinary action intended to stamp out accounting problems that have drawn the attention of US regulators.

It emerged last week that a year-long investigation, which has already lead to purges of finance departments in...

April 5, 2012  3:38 PM

CSC paints NHS rosy for Wall Street

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December 31, 2011  11:59 PM

What a NHSIT year for CSC

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Electronic Care Records, Government IT, NPfIT, Outsourcing, Procurement, project failures

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October 19, 2011  2:48 PM

CSC chief declares exit after scandalous year

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CIOs, NPfIT, Outsourcing

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September 22, 2011  2:19 PM

DoH deploys flimflam in battle for hearts and minds

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Electronic Care Records, Government IT, NPfIT, Open Standards & Open Source, spin, standardization of Government IT, transparency and accountability

The Department of Health dramatically announced a non-story today, pausing from its negotiations with disfavoured ICT suppliers to publicly condemn - again - the computer systems they supplied under the National Programme for IT.

The department

August 4, 2011  7:00 AM

£8.8m NHSIT threat “hypothetical” (but already served its use)

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Electronic Care Records, NPfIT

The Department of Health and South Central Strategic Health Authority may have forced inadequate, incomplete and immoderately priced BT RiO software down the throats of health Trusts under the threat of a £8.8m fine. But it didn't actually impose any fines because every Trust earmarked for a BT...

August 3, 2011  12:33 PM

Agile in the NHS: 10 years, £5bn and still not finished

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Agile, Electronic Care Records, NPfIT, project failures

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May 25, 2011  9:48 AM

Suppliers tell parliament NHSIT stories

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Government IT, NPfIT, Outsourcing, project failures

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