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NHS staff bemoan NPfIT problems

NHS staff believe that financial deficits and poor communication are hindering implementation of England's National Programme for IT (NPfIT), according to a new study. Led by King's College London and published in the the British Medical Journal, the study also says that continuing delays could constitute a growing risk to …
Kablenet, 17 May 2007
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DoH's latest d'oh!

The Department of Health (DoH) has apologised for its latest IT blunder - publishing private details of applicants for junior doctor posts on an unsecured website. The Medical Training Applications Service (MTAS) is the computerised HR system for students and junior doctors. But applicants for the foundation course - the first …
John Oates, 26 Apr 2007
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NPfIT condemned in MPs' scathing report

The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) has issued a damning report into the NHS's overdue and over budget National Programme for IT (NPfIT). The group of MPs conclude that the system is late, suppliers are struggling to deliver, medical staff are sceptical of the entire project, and there is still no clear idea of how much it will …
Lucy Sherriff, 17 Apr 2007
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Fujitsu Services drops IPO plan

Japanese technology giant Fujitsu Limited has told its UK-based subsidiary Fujitsu Services that it must drop its long-stated ambition to spin out on the stock exchange. The services arm will instead become the "pillar" of a global services business, the firm said this week. After the dotcom bust, Fujitsu Services retrenched …
Mark Ballard, 22 Mar 2007
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NPfIT delays plunge NHS trusts into the red

Delays in the implementation of the National Programme for IT (NPfIT) have helped plunge some NHS trusts into the red, the public accounts committee report has revealed. The Financial Management in the NHS report says 14 trusts are still waiting for "contributions to costs incurred" as a result of delays to the programme from …
Kablenet, 20 Mar 2007
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GPs unable to track phone services

Primary care trusts are not adequately monitoring out of hours telephone calls, according to a committee of MPs. Out of hours telephone services delivered by GP surgeries are not being monitored because of a lack of equipment, says a report from Parliament's Public Accounts Committee. The report, which examines the effects of …
Kablenet, 14 Mar 2007

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