back to article UK.gov finally pulls plug on National Programme for IT

The ailing National Programme for IT has been cancelled, although most of its multi-billion pound spending will go ahead. A statement from the Department of Health said a shift to more local procurement would work better, "whilst continuing with national applications already procured". The programme should aim to "connect all" …

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Anonymous Coward

As a former NHS IM&T type...

Who's moved to greener pastures, i'm wondering if this includes N3. I'm guessing that as one of the only useful things NPfIT achieved it's being retained?

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FAIL

N3 and COIN, the insecure networks

What, the N3 network that was never proved to be secure? The same network from which the COINs were hanging off, which certain dubious individuals also claimed was secure without ever conducting proper full independent testing? FAIL

As a result of this piss poor planning and implementation, the whole lot had to be treated as a hostile network by the IT professionals.

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Pint

What's wrong with private industry competing for the contract?

When a big public work is being planned, such as the BeiJing Olympics, governments hold competitions.

Why not for technical projects?

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Rejoice rejoice

Hurrah

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Type your comment here

My PCT is considering dumping C&B as well.

Since there seem to be some N3 experts here, can anyone point me to some documentation on it? I'd like to get an ssh connection into a surgery from outside N3 - googled for hours, but found nothing on getting through the gateway... :(

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Anonymous Coward

Ring them and ask.

http://www.n3.nhs.uk/HowdoI/contactn3.cfm

Contact them and ask. You need the SIN number of the site. If you don't have it, get the postcode and be *very* nice and they look it up for you.

If your working with N3 then you probably want to get yourself access to this:-

http://www.n3.nhs.uk/serviceportal/

Also, you might find this useful for getting answers from fellow NHS IM&T types:-

http://www.microsoft.com/uk/nhs/welcome.aspx

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N3 which conducts

spam filtering on outgoing mail?

AFAICS.

It looks to me as if it needs to, also.

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