Health Committee recalls Richard Granger, NHS IT chief

The Health Committee is recalling Richard Granger, Director General of NHS IT, to its final hearing on the National Programme for IT [NPfIT].

Richard Granger and Harry Cayton, National Director for the Patients and the Public, Department of Health, gave evidence on the benefits of the programme to the Health Committee on 26 April 2007. Later members heard from other witnesses who expressed concerns about aspects of the scheme.

Granger and Cayton will give evidence again on 14 June. On the same day the former head of NHS, Frank Burns, who submitted an authoritative paper to the committee, will also give evidence – as will Health Minister Lord Hunt, who was one of the earliest supporters of the NPfIT.


MP criticises some of the bland evidence given to the health committee