Public Sector IT

June 2008

  • NPfIT - a prescient warning from 2002

    Tony Collins 09 Jun 2008
  • On 12 June 2002 the then Health Minister Lord Hunt announced the NHS IT programme with the mildly hectoring zeal of someone selling a high-priced vacuum cleaner to a sceptical householder. Not ...

  • NPfIT - Care Records more than 4 years late

    Tony Collins 09 Jun 2008
  • It has been widely reported that the Care Records Service, a key component of the National Programme for IT [NPfIT], is four years late. If credence is given to a ministerial statement to MPs in ...

  • NPfIT: Fujitsu may not be replaced

    Tony Collins 05 Jun 2008
  • The current thinking in Whitehall seems to be not to replace Fujitsu as the local service provider for the south of England on the NHS's National Programme for IT. Trust boards that need to make ...

  • Informed comment on Fujitsu's withdrawal

    Tony Collins 04 Jun 2008
  • A comment by market researcher Ovum on the background to Fujitsu's decision to withdraw from contract "re-set" negotiations on the NHS's National Programme for IT [NPfIT], is informed. It's written ...

  • Chinook ZD576 - a rare, perhaps unique, photo

    Tony Collins 02 Jun 2008
  • This photo of Chinook ZD576 is the copyright of Robin Crorie who has given kind permission for it to be used by Computer Weekly in connection with the Campaign for Justice to clear the names of the ...