NHS costs are making Britain sick


The NHS is sick,
the patient needs fixing.  It needs new
funds.

It needs new
funds not as before, money spent on administrators, on ‘consultants’ (and I don’t
mean the medical kind), on IT projects, spin machines and smoke and mirrors accounting
practices. 

It needs to be
rid of the Spine project and all the associated database projects that have
been sucking the NHS dry, causing division and many legal questions over the
right of GP’s to protect their patients files, security of the data and who
will have access to it.

Do away with the
bullshit from Ministers that closing down beds is a sign of success, rather
than the truth which is there is no more money to fund them. The 12,500 staff
that have been laid off in the past year know the truth. 

As for the IT
projects within NHS, well they are terminally ill. The high tech companies that
are putting it in are saying it, not just the protestors and political
opposition, but the IT firms.

Fujitsu is one of
the main suppliers to NPfIT, after winning three local service provider
contracts worth a total of almost £2bn. 

Andrew Rollerson
is a senior Fujitsu executive, and recently
gave a
presentation
at the Successful Implementation of NPfIT 2007 conference on 6 and 7
February. This is what he had to
say.

“What we are
trying to do is run an enormous programme with the techniques that we are
absolutely familiar with for running small projects. And it isn't working. And it isn't going to work. Unless we do some
serious thinking about that – about the challenges of scale and how you scale
up to an appropriate size – then I think we are out on a limb.”

“There is a
belief that the national programme is somehow going to propel transformation in
the NHS simply by delivering an IT system. Nothing could be further from the
truth. A vacuum, a chasm, is opening up.”

 

Amazing !!! After nearly 10 years, 20 billion
pounds spent and another 20 billion committed, they are only now beginning to think about how to do it !!!

Cut the losses, scrap the project, and put the money
where its needed, into front line services, where NuLab promised in their
manifesto to put them in the first place.

 

 

 

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About IanPJ

Ian Parker-Joseph, former Leader of the Libertarian Party UK, who currently heads PDPS Internet Hosting and the Personal Deed Poll Services company, has been an IT industry professional for over 20 years, providing Business Consulting, Programme and Project Management, specialising in the recovery of Projects that have failed in a process driven world. Ian’s experience is not limited to the UK, and he has successfully delivered projects in the Middle East, Africa, US, Russia, Poland, France and Germany. Working within different cultures, Ian has occupied high profile roles within multi-nationals such as Nortel and Cable & Wireless. These experiences have given Ian an excellent insight into world events, and the way that they can shape our own national future. His extensive overseas experiences have made him all too aware of how the UK interacts with its near neighbours, its place in the Commonwealth, and how our nation fits into the wider world. He is determined to rebuild many of the friendships and commercial relationships with other nations that have been sadly neglected over the years, and would like to see greater energy and food security in these countries, for the benefit of all. Ian is a vocal advocate of small government, individual freedom, low taxation and a minimum of regulation. Ian believes deeply and passionately in freedom and independence in all areas of life, and is now bringing his professional experiences to bear in the world of politics.
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