Bradshaw assumes NPfIT minister's role

Ben Bradshaw MP is the new minister of state in charge of the NHS IT programme

His role as minister of state for health services was announced by the Department of Health
(DoH) on 20 July 2007. It sees him take over responsibility for
Connecting for Health and the National Programme for IT (NPfIT) from
Lord Philip Hunt, who moved to the Ministry of Justice in June.

MP for Exeter, Bradshaw joined the DoH in
the government's recent reshuffle. He was previously minister for local
environment, marine and animal welfare at the Department for
Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra), having initially joined
Defra in June 2003 as nature conservation and fisheries minister.

He was appointed parliamentary secretary
for the Privy Council in May 2002 following his role as parliamentary
under secretary at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

Trained as a journalist, Bradshaw worked on the Express & Echo
in Exeter before spending three years at BBC Radio Devon. In 1989 he
was appointed the BBC's Berlin correspondent and in 1991 returned to
Britain to work as a reporter and presenter for Radio 4's
World at One and World This Weekend programmes.

We can only hope that the poor showing of his previous departments are a good signal to seeing the NPfIT finally being scrapped as both unworkable and uneconomic, although for a project being run by a Journalist turned MP we can probably expect the maximum amount of spin first.

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