Sunday, June 17, 2007

NHS £20bn IT project boss quits

Richard Granger is to quit as head of the troubled NHS Connecting for Health project (via FIPR). This is likely to add yet-further delays and complications to the floundering scheme to centralise patient records.

The Sunday Times story inaccurately claims that "Some of the most stringent security measures in the IT industry have been devised to protect confidential information." The proposed measures in the NHS system are fairly standard — and some, such as the "sealed envelope", do not even have a credible timetable for deployment. The Leeds University NHS trust found that in just one month, their staff made 70,000 unauthorised accesses to IT systems, while South Warwickshire General Hospitals NHS Trust allows its staff to share logins to save time.

3 comments:

Watching Them, Watching Us said...

Would it be Good or Bad, if Richard Grainger now got involved with the ID Cards / National Identity Register project ?

Watching Them, Watching Us said...

Oops ! That name should be spelt "Granger"

Ian Brown said...

I wonder if his credibility as a public sector project manager is now just too damaged for such an unappealing scenario to come about…