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January 11, 2019  2:31 PM

A big dose of digital for the NHS

evenstad Profile: evenstad
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...


March 9, 2018  10:01 AM

Will government ever accept that it needs to learn from its mistakes?

evenstad Profile: evenstad
Brexit, dwp, FOI, Government IT, Public sector

Yesterday, the government reluctantly agreed to share with the public a series of documents on the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) controversial Universal Credit programme. I say...


October 9, 2017  2:38 PM

IR35 reforms: Why the war of words between HMRC and IT contractors needs addressing

Caroline Donnelly Profile: Caroline Donnelly
contractors, HMRC, Home Office, IR35, Public sector

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) appears to have a very different view of how the IR35 tax avoidance reforms are affecting the public sector compared to many of the IT contractors Computer Weekly regularly speaks to. Over the course of the past 12 months or so, we’ve fielded tip-offs and...


February 22, 2013  4:31 PM

How Somerset strangled Southwest One

mballard2 Profile: mballard2
accountants, approval, audit, budget, cabinet, competition, Costs, Council, cuts, Education, failing, Failure, FOI, health, IBM, NHS, outsource, Outsourcing, prejudice, privatization, productivity, Public sector, SAP, savings, Shared services, Somerset, Southwest One, strangled

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