Tuesday, June 06, 2006

NHS trusts pay millions in fines to suppliers of delayed IT system

More eye-popping bonfires of cash in the NHS National Programme for IT:

Arrangements disclosed today by the magazine Computer Weekly show the government committed trusts to provide 200 staff to work with the computer companies to devise the best possible systems.

In southern England the NHS was unable to meet an obligation to second 50 full-time employees to the Japanese-owned Fujitsu Corporation. The trusts will now have to pay Fujitsu £19m.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The whole thing is unbelievable. Some people high up must have got some massive kickbacks to sign the contacts for this.

This reminds me of the farce of the army's new radio system called Bowman.