Published: 26/09/2002, Volume II2, No. 5824 Page 21

Richard Granger has been appointed 'director general'of NHS IT after a worldwide hunt for an 'outstanding' individual to take on 'one of the world's largest IT developments'.

Mr Granger, currently lead client service partner for the UK government at Deloitte Consulting, will be responsible for implementing the NHS information and technology programme.