National Programme for Information Technology (NPfIT)

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A New View Of VistA

Ewan Davis | E-Health Insider | July 10, 2013

In a guest column, VistA sceptic Ewan Davis argues the US open source system might have something to offer the NHS – but not if it becomes an open source NPfIT. Read More »

EHI Live Interview: Liam Maxwell

Rebecca Todd | eHealth Insider | October 26, 2012

Deputy government chief information officer Liam Maxwell wants to see large IT contracts disaggregated so more small and medium-sized enterprises can compete in the NHS IT market. Rebecca Todd reports. Read More »

Key Lesson from the NPfIT

Tony Collins | Computerworld | May 20, 2011

Listening to critics is critical to the success of big projects. But has this lesson been learnt? Read More »

NHS 'To Benefit From Agile Development' With Selection Of Open Source Database Riak For Spine2

Sooraj Shah | Computing | October 11, 2013

The NHS has selected US developer Basho's open source database Riak to underpin its efforts to rebuild its Spine infrastructure. Read More »

NHS Tears Out Its Oracle Spine In Favour Of Open Source

Jack Clark | The Register | October 10, 2013

Health authority parachutes in Riak, Redis to save on dosh & screwups. The UK government's quest to get public services to use more open source technologies seems to be taking hold, judging by the revamp of the NHS's very large Spine service. Read More »

Open Source In The NHS: With Choice Comes Responsibility

Malcolm Senior | | August 18, 2014

At Taunton and Somerset NHS Foundation Trust we are taking advantage of the open-source approach, strongly advocated in tech fund two.  This is essentially around deploying an electronic patient record (EPR) – a system that the industry has talked about for many years. But implementations across the NHS have been slow in terms of delivering the highly-anticipated clinical benefits, in addition to nearing a paper-lite or paperless environment. Read More »