The NHS has just announced that an astonishing £11.8 billion has been wasted on the National Project for IT – otherwise known as the failed attempt to computerise medical records. In addition, it has suddenly been ‘realised’ by NHS Trusts all over the country that their fantastic PFI deals are actually crap and unaffordable. How can [...]
You’ve probably never heard of Cynthia Bower, the £200,000 per year Chief Executive of the Care Quality Commission (CQC).
The CQC is the Yet Another Quango (YAQ) responsible for ensuring high standards in health and social care. While the public might expect a doctor to head up the watchdog responsible for maintaining hospital standards, it is instead, [...]
David Kerr, Professor of Cancer Medicine at Oxford, writes a thoughtful, if conventional, article in today’s Telegraph prescribing yet more incremental NHS reform. Quite rightly, Kerr acknowledges that the days of pouring money into the NHS Money Pit cannot continue given that, living as we do on Fiscal Fantasy Island, the UK has run out of money.
An extremely well-informed source within a leading NHS trust has spilt the beans to cantankerous on how NHS trusts, and the NHS in general, have managed to hide the fact that the number of managers in the NHS has been growing out of control.
Here is how the statistics are manipulated: when compiling the number of administrators [...]
Connecting for Health (Cfh) seeks to delay Newcastle’s timely and successful implementation of an alternative electronic medical record system to the failing £12.6 billion National Programme for IT (NPfIT). [...]
Another NHS IT disaster? [...]
Should we reward the NHS Trust that failed Baby Peter with more of our cash? [...]