Wednesday, 18th September 2013
UK: The Dismantled National Programme for IT in the NHS
Source: House of Commons Committee of Public Accounts (UK)
From Conclusions and Recommendations:
Launched in 2002, the National Programme was designed to reform the way that the NHS in England uses information. While some parts of the National Programme were delivered successfully, other important elements encountered significant difficulties. In particular, there were delays in developing and deploying the detailed care records systems. Following three reports on the National Programme by both the National Audit Office and this Committee, and a review by the Major Projects Authority, the Government announced in September 2011 that it would dismantle the National Programme but keep the component parts in place with separate management and accountability structures. That process has now taken place. In June 2013, the Department published a statement on the benefits to date and in future from the programmes that made up the National Programme...
It is important that Parliament is updated about what has been delivered for the billions of pounds that have been invested in the National Programme. The systems deployed through the National Programme will continue to be used for years to come. The end-of-life dates for the various systems extend well into the future, to 2024 in the case of the care records programme in the North, Midlands and East. We welcome the Department’s assurance that it intends to continue to monitor the costs and benefits of all the programmes that were formerly part of the National Programme.
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By Adrian Janes
Having begun his career in academic libraries, Adrian Janes has subsequently worked extensively in public libraries, chiefly in enquiry work as an Information Services librarian. In this role he has had particular responsibility for information from both the UK Government and the European Union. He wrote a detailed report on sources for the latter which was published by FreePint in 2007, and has contributed articles to FreePint and ResourceShelf. He is involved in training in information literacy and the use of online reference resources.
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