NHS IT boss walks out and steps back
Sick of it
Christine Connelly, chief information officer for health, has resigned ahead of a shakeup of the department.
In a statement she said: “The Department of Health faces a major reorganisation of its top structures that will result in fewer Director General posts. I have been reflecting on whether I would wish to go for one of those roles and decided that I will not."
She said she had decided that now was the right time to "step back and think about what I might do next".
The National Programme for IT - the £12.7bn project to improve technology use within the NHS - is facing major changes as part of coalition cutbacks.
Connelly was paid just over £200,000 in 2009 to 2010.
Connelly's interim replacement is Katie Davis. She previously revelled in the title of executive director of operational excellence in the Efficiency and Reform Group. Prior to that she worked on ID cards at the Home Office. ®
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"The title of executive director of operational excellence in the Efficiency and Reform Group"
You think she could have come up with a more efficient title
This woman's CV is a list of failed megaprojects.......she won't find it difficult to get another job in the UK.
I was just talking about her to a mate at the NHS
No offence to her because the same is true of many men I know, and I've no reason to assume she's not a lovely person, but according to Linkedin she graduated in 1980, presumably started in Sept that year, and just four years later was in her first management job.
How can we reliably have people controlling projects with less than four years actual work experience of real development.
The world is full of people who just want to be in management because they can't cut it on the floor.
I'm very wary of people who have careers consisting of management jobs in companies so big they can afford to hide subjective and perhaps politically able, but technically useless people.
Again, I repeat, I don't accuse her of this, but I've seen the scenario quite a few times.