Feeds

New NHS chieftains put docs' software bill on their tab

We'll pay for it, but you lot can install it

Mobile application security vulnerability report

The NHS Commissioning Board will continue to pump cash into the GP Systems of Choice (GPSoC) scheme, which funds approved clinical software for doctors - adding to the list of erstwhile National Programme for IT projects that it will maintain centrally.

The board, which will take responsibility for running the NHS in England from next April, has added GPSoC to the projects it will continue to fund nationally. These already include the N3 national broadband network used across both England and Scotland (the successor to which has been dubbed N4) and the Choose & Book electronic booking system.

In an online bulletin, the board said that the 212 planned clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) - which will replace primary care trusts from next April - will be responsible for the provision of the GPSoC systems, hardware, networks, support services and training in GP surgeries.

To support CCGs in doing this and other work, the board will host 23 local commissioning support units (CSUs, previously known as commissioning support services), which will provide back office services including IM&T, payroll, HR and business intelligence. Earlier this month, the board said it had so far appointed 15 managing directors to run individual units.

As revealed last week, the Department of Health also hopes to maintain the national NHSmail email service, used in both England and Scotland with 150 organisations making it their only email system, under a 10-year £207m contract with Cable & Wireless. The department has established a project - NHSmail 2 - to explore the options for achieving this following the contract's expiry in 2014.

This article was originally published at Government Computing.

Government Computing covers the latest news and analysis of public sector technology. For updates on public sector IT, join the Government Computing Network here.

Bridging the IT gap between rising business demands and ageing tools

More from The Register

next story
Adam Afriyie MP: Smart meters are NOT so smart
Mega-costly gas 'n' 'leccy totting-up tech not worth it - Tory MP
Just TWO climate committee MPs contradict IPCC: The two with SCIENCE degrees
'Greenhouse effect is real, but as for the rest of it ...'
'Blow it up': Plods pop round for chat with Commonwealth Games tweeter
You'd better not be talking about the council's housing plans
Arrr: Freetard-bothering Digital Economy Act tied up, thrown in the hold
Ministry of Fun confirms: Yes, we're busy doing nothing
ONE EMAIL costs mining company $300 MEEELION
Environmental activist walks free after hoax sent share price over a cliff
Help yourself to anyone's photos FOR FREE, suggests UK.gov
Copyright law reforms will keep m'learned friends busy
Apple smacked with privacy sueball over Location Services
Class action launched on behalf of 100 million iPhone owners
UK government officially adopts Open Document Format
Microsoft insurgency fails, earns snarky remark from UK digital services head
prev story

Whitepapers

Implementing global e-invoicing with guaranteed legal certainty
Explaining the role local tax compliance plays in successful supply chain management and e-business and how leading global brands are addressing this.
Consolidation: The Foundation for IT Business Transformation
In this whitepaper learn how effective consolidation of IT and business resources can enable multiple, meaningful business benefits.
Application security programs and practises
Follow a few strategies and your organization can gain the full benefits of open source and the cloud without compromising the security of your applications.
How modern custom applications can spur business growth
Learn how to create, deploy and manage custom applications without consuming or expanding the need for scarce, expensive IT resources.
Securing Web Applications Made Simple and Scalable
Learn how automated security testing can provide a simple and scalable way to protect your web applications.