Public Sector IT:

project failures


March 23, 2010  12:00 PM

Will Chancellor scrap any big IT-based projects tomorrow?

tcollins1 Profile: tcollins1
database state, NPfIT, project failures


Gordon Brown's speech yesterday on "Building Britain's Digital Future", says that the Government may cancel some current projects.

He said: "I want to make a radical set of proposals which include transfers and shifts in existing...

March 23, 2010  10:18 AM

Is the NPfIT close to imploding?

tcollins1 Profile: tcollins1
NPfIT, politics, project failures


Whitehall officials have little idea what to do if the all-important go-live of Lorenzo 1.9 at Morecambe Bay doesn't happen in the near future.

The Guardian's website has a long...

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March 23, 2010  8:25 AM

Summary Care Records: the truth or nothing like it?

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


Richard Veryard has written a response to our report on inaccuracies and ommisions in the...


March 19, 2010  2:30 PM

Did OGC Gateway Review process let down Student Loans Company?

tcollins1 Profile: tcollins1
politics, poor communications, project failures, Project management, transparency and accountability, Whitehall near anarchy


             Or did Student Loans Company tell Gateway reviewers part-truths?


Today's report by the National Audit Office into the


March 19, 2010  1:00 AM

Confidential report on Summary Care Records finds database is inaccurate

tcollins1 Profile: tcollins1
NPfIT, politics, project failures, Project management


The Summary Care Records database - which is central to the government's plans to create health records for 50 million people - contains inaccuracies and omissions that make it difficult for doctors to trust it as a single source of truth, according to a confidential draft report.


March 17, 2010  7:02 AM

Catering staff given access to electronic health records

tcollins1 Profile: tcollins1
Data sharing, NPfIT, privacy, project failures, Project management


The Irish Independent says that catering staff were able to access confidential patient information held on a £54m health service record system which is being rolled out across...


March 12, 2010  1:15 PM

Too many destructive vested interests in Govt IT?

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


In response to the article on this blog by Rob...

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March 11, 2010  5:00 PM

Whitehall administration – a variation on anarchy?

tcollins1 Profile: tcollins1
Outsourcing, politics, project failures, Whitehall near anarchy


It's doubtful there was ever a time when Sir Richard Mottram was the archetypal senior civil servant. I was lucky enough to meet him when he was slightly intoxicated at a party in Whitehall thrown by David Blunkett. Sir Richard...


March 11, 2010  1:40 PM

New seminar on impact of BSkyB v EDS judgment

tcollins1 Profile: tcollins1
IT legal developments, legal actions, Outsourcing, project failures

             
Reading-based Clarkslegal is hosting a breakfast seminar on 31 March...


March 9, 2010  2:45 PM

Is Summary Care Records rollout speeding up as GPs urge caution?

tcollins1 Profile: tcollins1
NPfIT, politics, project failures


Silicom.com reports that the Department of Health and NHS Connecting for Health are pushing ahead with the national roll-out of Summary Care Records, not waiting for the results of £700,000 study they commissioned to "inform the national roll-out of the SCR".

All the signs are...


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