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September 10, 2009  5:30 AM

Coyness over ‘open tender’ KPMG health contract – a systemic problem surfaces?

tcollins1 Profile: tcollins1
government and PR, politics, poor communications, Project management, transparency and accountability


The Department of Health has increased the number of its press officers from 26 in 2006/7 to 31 in 2008/9, according to a reply given to FOI campaigner Heather Brooke.

Some FOI details on...

September 10, 2009  5:29 AM

KPMG health contract – is this the DH “open tender”?

tcollins1 Profile: tcollins1
Outsourcing, poor communications, Project management, transparency and accountability


I posted a separate article "Department of Health coyness over KPMG "open tender" contract.

This is the document the Department emailed to me after a month of my asking questions about whether the KPMG contract was awarded after an open tender.


August 10, 2009  9:30 PM

Did HMRC scrap offshore idea after leak to media?

tcollins1 Profile: tcollins1
HMRC, Outsourcing, politics, poor communications, Project management, transparency and accountability


Capgemini has confirmed in an internal message to its staff that the idea of outsourcing some of its work for HM Revenue and Customs has been "debated and explored" - and there are no plans to change the contractual position to allow this to happen.

It says that the


August 10, 2009  12:40 PM

Whitehall dismisses Tory review report of NHS IT

tcollins1 Profile: tcollins1
government and PR, NPfIT, politics, poor communications, project failures, Project management

The Tories are due today to publish the results of a review of the NPfIT, led by Dr Glyn Hayes, former chairman of the British Computer Society's Health Informatics Forum.

Dr Hayes, chairman of the review,...


July 29, 2009  2:10 PM

Homerton rejects FOI NPfIT request

tcollins1 Profile: tcollins1
freedom of information, government and PR, NPfIT, politics, poor communications, Project management

Homerton University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is important to the public image of the NPfIT. It's arguably as important to PR on the NHS IT scheme as Alastair Campbell was to Tony Blair's administration.

MPs on the


July 7, 2009  12:45 PM

When there are NHS IT problems don’t mention Cerner

tcollins1 Profile: tcollins1
NPfIT, politics, poor communications, project failures

Barts and The London faced the worst 13-week waiting list in England - more patients waiting than the whole of the rest of the rest of the country put together - in March. 

It reports


June 25, 2009  4:15 PM

NHS CIO email announces departure of NPfIT head

tcollins1 Profile: tcollins1
NPfIT, politics, poor communications, project failures

Article on Computer Weekly's homepage

"Computer Weekly understands that Bellamy's job description was not clearly defined. One executive who works in the NHS said...


June 2, 2009  6:00 AM

Reform of MPs’ expenses is a good time for IT reform

tcollins1 Profile: tcollins1
poor communications, project failures, Project management, transparency and accountability

Susan de Sousa, who runs a project management site, has written a blog comment about the


May 21, 2009  8:00 AM

Senior analyst “nearly killed” by e-records data model

tcollins1 Profile: tcollins1
NPfIT, poor communications, Project management

[This is a longer version of an article on ComputerWeekly.com]


April 16, 2009  11:30 AM

NPfIT critics and the Damian McBride smear culture

tcollins1 Profile: tcollins1
NPfIT, poor communications, spin

The culture of smear goes much deeper than the Damian McBride affair. Critics of the National Programme for IT [NPfIT] in the NHS have been the subject of smears in debates in the House of Commons and House of...


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