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Category: National Programmes

Replies to There IT goes again

1 October, 2011 (20:59) | Computers are Magic, EPR, Government policy, Initiatives, IT fallacies, National Programmes, Nightmares!, Paper Records | By: Helga Perry

This is our response to Information Technology: There IT goes again Michael Cross BMJ 2011;343:doi:10.1136/bmj.d5317 (Published 2 September 2011) published as a Rapid Response in the BMJ: http://www.bmj.com/content/343/bmj.d5317.full/reply#bmj_el_270562 NHS IT requires the wisdom of the crowd not the marketplace Susan Bewley, Obstetrician, Helga Perry, Rupert Fawdry, Grant Cumming. Kings Health Partners, SE1 7EH In his recent upbeat […]

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Disastrous £11.4bn NHS IT programme to be abandoned – Telegraph

22 September, 2011 (07:03) | EPR, Government policy, Initiatives, IT fallacies, National Programmes, Nightmares! | By: Helga Perry

Ministers will today say the ill-fated £11.4 billion National Programme for IT, set up in 2002, is to be “urgently dismantled” following criticism that it is not value for taxpayers’ money.After an official review, the “one size fits all” project will be replaced by cheaper regional schemes allowing local health trusts and GPs to develop […]

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Fundamental Review of Data Returns – A Consultation on the Recommendations of the Review : Department of Health – Consultations

31 August, 2011 (12:48) | Government policy, Initiatives, National Programmes, Nightmares!, secondary data, workload | By: Helga Perry

Fundamental Review of Data Returns – A Consultation on the Recommendations of the Review : Department of Health – Consultations. Slashing red tape and making efficiency savings by slashing what data is collected for management purposes? Only collecting the right data? Where have we heard this before? You have until 22 November 2011 to make […]

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Information Revolution – summary of responses

23 August, 2011 (15:55) | Government policy, Information needs, Initiatives, National Programmes | By: Helga Perry

  http://www.dh.gov.uk/prod_consum_dh/groups/dh_digitalassets/documents/digitalasset/dh_129580.pdf Summary of responses to An Information revolution has been published. It’s a bit worrying that only SEVEN clinicians submitted responses.  Note the comment on page 32 from a midwife on the importance of recording information once at the point of care: “I fill in data online, but the GP also wants it hand […]

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MPs report on the National Programme for IT in the NHS – UK Parliament

2 August, 2011 (23:56) | Computers are Magic, EPR, Government policy, Initiatives, Interoperability, IT fallacies, National Programmes, Nightmares!, Railways versus Roads | By: Helga Perry

  The Commons Public Accounts Committee’s new report on the delivery of care records systems under the NHS National Programme for IT is critical of the programme and of the Department of Health’s failure to consult clinicians properly. MPs report on the National Programme for IT in the NHS – UK Parliament. The penny has […]

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Oliver Wright: The potential was huge, but so were the problems

2 August, 2011 (23:23) | Computers are Magic, EPR, Government policy, Initiatives, Interoperability, IT fallacies, National Programmes, Nightmares!, Railways versus Roads | By: Helga Perry

Oliver Wright: The potential was huge, but so were the problems – Commentators, Opinion – The Independent. More analysis from Oliver Wright on how the NHS IT programme went pear-shaped. As The Independent‘s Leader says: The NHS IT scheme will be remembered as one of the great public procurement disasters of all time. […] Many […]

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NHS pulls the plug on its £11bn computer system

2 August, 2011 (23:15) | Computers are Magic, EPR, Government policy, Initiatives, Interoperability, IT fallacies, National Programmes, Nightmares! | By: Helga Perry

NHS pulls the plug on its £11bn computer system – Health News, Health & Families – The Independent. Are we surprised? Click the above link to read what Oliver Wright has to say in The Independent.  

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NHS trust forced to adopt National Programme patient records system or face £8.8m fine

2 August, 2011 (21:54) | Computers are Magic, EPR, Interoperability, IT fallacies, National Programmes, Nightmares!, Railways versus Roads | By: Helga Perry

It doesn’t only happen in maternity care. This story in Computer Weekly relates to Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Mental Health Trust – and is a classic example of  yet another overpriced inflexible railway system. NHS trust forced to adopt National Programme patient records system or face £8.8m fine – Computer Weekly.  

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Northern Territory Pregnancy Care Record

20 July, 2011 (11:27) | Datasets, EPR, Initiatives, National Programmes, Northern Territory Pregnancy Care Record, open source, perinatal data | By: Helga Perry

Our thanks to Heather Leslie (Twitter: @omowizard) for drawing the following Australian initiative to our attention and calling for participation in the review of archetypes.  A number of archetypes are on their first review rounds and some are already in preparation for their second review rounds. Heather writes: Background information is sparse – can be […]

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Perinatal and maternal data collection remains vital – Royal College of Midwives

19 July, 2011 (12:10) | Government policy, National Programmes, perinatal data | By: Helga Perry

Perinatal and maternal data collection remains vital – Royal College of Midwives. The procurement process for the Maternal and Newborn Clinical Outcome Review was discontinued in March 2011. CMACE used to handle the data collection, but this is currently being handled by the National Patient Safety Agency (NPSA) and submissions should be made online via the MPMN website http://www.mpmn.nhs.uk/ or by […]

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