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£837m wasted on Universal Credit IT?

By Tony Collins

Is Universal Credit an IT disaster or a qualified success for the government’s biggest agile programme?

A less obvious part of today’s National Audit Office report…

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A system-wide problem with Horizon connectivity?

By Tony Collins

The Post Office has said in the past that its controversial Horizon system has not had system-wide problems.

This month, however, the system has had two serious widespread outages. 907 more words

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NHS England’s Capita contract repeats past blunders

By Tony Collins

A National Audit Office report published today on NHS England’s £330m Capita contract highlights blunders that will be familiar to anyone who recalls the mistakes and false assumptions that floored the £10bn National Programme for IT in the NHS. 5,546 more words

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Hundreds of IT-related deaths in the NHS every year? ... why the full truth will never emerge

By Tony Collins

Two academics have given talks in London about the number of NHS patients who might have died because of IT-related problems.

Their comments come almost exactly five years after the Francis report into the “appalling suffering” of patients at Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust. 1,876 more words

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Government Digital Service loses "genius" and "national treasure". Is Sir Humphrey winning campaign to dismember GDS?

,By Tony Collins

The dismembering of the Government Digital Service is underway, says Andrew Greenway, a former programme manager working on digital projects for the Cabinet Office. 813 more words

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Capita's problems were "preventable" says Royal London

By Tony Collins

Royal London, a Capita investor, said yesterday it has been “raising concerns about Capita’s weak governance with the firm for a number of years, and voting against many resolutions on director re-elections and pay consistently since 2014.” 715 more words

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Judge in Post Office Horizon case calls for a "change of attitude"

By Tony Collins

The Law Society Gazette reports that the High Court judge in the Post Office Horizon case has called for a “change of attitude”. 644 more words

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