Wednesday, 18 April 2007

About time too

The Public Accounts Committee of the House of Commons is a highly influential parliamentary watchdog. This week it produced a report which is highly critical of the enormously expensive Department of Health computer system Connecting for Health, which is already billions (yes billions) of pounds over budget, and which is unlikely to achieve anything useful for the NHS or its patients.

But why has it taken them so long? This was all revealed in David Craig's book "Plundering the Public Sector" last year and before that in numerous computer magazines. I have been going on about it on this web site since I first started writing.

And what will Patricia Hewitt do about it? If past form is anything to go by, NOTHING.

1 comment:

barry monk said...

The story of how billions of pounds of our money have been blown on CfH has also been covered endlessly Private Eye