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NPfIT


May 13, 2017  1:01 PM

An incident waiting to happen – the cyber-crippling of the NHS

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
GCHQ, NHS, NHSIA, NPfIT, Passwords, Ransomware

The crippling of over 40 NHS trusts by a repackaged piece of elderly ransomware has been used by security consultants to peddle a variety of remedies, such as following better password or...

September 10, 2012  5:23 PM

Time to to prepare for the “insourcing spring” of 2013

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Eurim, local government, Mouchel, NPfIT

The difficulties experienced at Mouchel has triggered a series of reviews which will lead to many, perhaps most, of its local government service contracts (run by companies...


August 14, 2012  8:34 AM

Lessons from the Olympics: The recovery will not be outsourced

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Accenture, Andersen, BBC, BDUK, Cabinet office, CSC, cuts, dwp, European Union, Fujitsu, G4S, ID CARD, Labour, NPfIT, Outsourcing, PFI, PSN, Smart meter

The BBC summarises an article in...


August 6, 2012  11:19 AM

“The Surveillance Commissioner warns … ” Be very careful what you wish for

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
BIS, DTI, Eurim, FIPR, Hawktalk, Home Office, LINX, NHSIA, NPfIT, RIPA

Last week I received an FIPR alert covering the


February 18, 2011  11:04 AM

Why do we never learn? Because good practice is punished hardest when it matters most

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Best Practice, dwp, NPfIT, PASC

The written evidence to the Public Administration Select Committee makes depressing reading. Much is not new. It raises the question "why do we never...


February 16, 2011  5:39 PM

What is the difference between NHS NPfIT and the DWP IT Strategy for the Universal Credit?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
dwp, NPfIT, Universal Credit

Today (Thursday) sees the release of the written evidence submitted to the PASC enquiry. Tommorrow (Friday) will see the release of the National Audit Office Landscape Review...


January 22, 2011  12:41 PM

Local Government does IT better and cheaper

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Cabinet office, NPfIT, PFI, Procurement, Socitm

I have spent much of the past week helping review material for submissions to the Public Administration Select Committee enquiry. I have also done one of my own to cover points not likely to be made by others. Yesterday, however, I took time out to review the latest


May 12, 2010  12:17 PM

Why NHS IT spend may actually rise over the next few years

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Conservative, Kable, Libdem, NHSIA, NPfIT

MIchael Cross has written a typically well informed and thoughful piece for Kable on the convergence of the Conservative and LibDem plans for NHS IT but I...


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