A deal designed to save the NHS more than £1bn on its contract with the National Programme for IT’s biggest provider has stalled.
A football club owner will go on trial today accused of conspiring to make misleading statements about an IT firm involved in a major NHS project.
The Department of Health has agreed the terms of a deal that could save it hundreds of millions of pounds on the long-delayed installation of care record systems through primary and secondary care.
One of the two remaining contractors in the delay-hit National Programme for IT has agreed to reduce the value of its contract with the Department of Health by around £300m.
Whitehall officials will undergo training programmes before being allowed to run major public projects like the new high-speed rail link or the NHS IT project, ministers have said.
The NHS needs a culture change to drag itself out of the “information dark ages” and avoid reputational damage, the NHS Future Forum has said.
The American company behind the National Programme for IT has predicted it will earn up to another £2bn from its work with the NHS.
The relationship between the quality of GP and hospital care is set to be revealed for the first time by the publication of data which will detail the complete patient pathway.
The NHS IT scheme’s remaining contracts will not stop the government from devolving decisions locally, the Department of Health’s new informatics chief has claimed.
IT professionals have called for clarity after the government announced an “acceleration” in the dismantling of the national IT scheme.
Key questions for NHS stakeholders to consider as part of the second round of the government’s listening exercise have been unveiled by the Department of Health.
Millions of pounds may have been wasted on a plan to integrate NHS patient care records that won’t work, the damning verdict of MPs suggests.
MPs have criticised NHS chief executive Sir David Nicholson over his handling of the National Programme for IT, saying he had been ineffective in his role as “senior responsible owner” for the project.
The release of the Department of Health’s much-delayed strategy on an “information revolution” has been put back again, and is now not expected until the end of the year.
Patient contact time can be doubled among frontline community health teams by moving to modern computing systems, researchers have found.
The government’s plan to root out waste and failure in official IT projects is too vague for MPs to be able to assess whether it is achieving its objectives, a report from Westminster’s spending watchdog warned today.
NHS trusts in the North, Midlands and East of England may have to wait until 2016-17 for a new electronic care record system, a year later than planned.
The Department of Health’s information chief has told HSJ that her long awaited information strategy could yet be amended if the NHS Future Forum recommends a softer line on transparency to secure the support of clinicians.
Ministers are facing calls to scrap both the National Programme for IT and the agency responsible for managing it, after a damning report concluded that the scheme will not deliver its primary aim or represent value for money.
Pennine Care’s decision to pull out of the National Programme for IT is another “nail in the coffin” for the troubled project, it has been claimed.