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Departmental ICT

Jenny Willott: To ask the Secretary of State for Health which ICT projects costing more than £1 million his Department has initiated and abandoned before completion in each year since 2002; what costs were incurred in each project; who the main contractor for each was; on what date each was (a) commenced and (b) abandoned; and if he will make a statement. [264210]

Mr. Bradshaw: No information and communication technology (ICT) projects costing more than £1 million have been initiated and abandoned by the Department since 2002. This includes all ICT projects initiated by the Department's Information Services, NHS Connecting for Health, NHS Choices, the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency , and the NHS Purchasing and Supply Agency.


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Jenny Willott: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the initial estimated (a) cost and (b) delivery date for each ICT project initiated by his Department and its predecessor that cost more than £1 million was in each year since 2002. [264211]


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Mr. Bradshaw: The initial estimated costs and delivery dates of the information and communication technology (ICT) projects costing over £1 million that were initiated by the Department's Information Services function since 2002 are as follows:

Name of project Initial estimated delivery date of project Initial estimated cost of project (£ million)

DOTP

October 2003

3.165

CSC Transformation

March 2004

9.1

Vista

April 2004

6.9

UNIFY1

September 2005

2.179

SP2 Upgrade

February 2006

0.882

Quarry House LAN

March 2006

3.0

Delphi

June 2006

2.324

The Club

July 2006

1.949

Notes Upgrade

September 2006

1.993

UNIFY2

April 2007

2.404

MEDBEN

February 2008

0.68

BMS

July 2008

10.5

Ref Costs 2008

October 2008

0.875

Delphi 2

January 2009

2.198

UNIFY Enhancement

November 2009

2.057

ACCEA

December 2009

1.5


The initial estimated costs and delivery dates of the ICT projects costing over £1 million that were undertaken by NHS Choices since 2002 are as follows:

Name of project Initial estimated delivery date of project Initial estimated cost of p roject (£ million)

NHS Choices Technical Build

July 2007

3.7


The initial estimated costs and delivery dates of the ICT projects costing over £1 million that were undertaken by the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency since 2002 are as follows:

Name of project Initial estimated delivery date of project Initial estimated cost of project (£ million)

Sentinel Pharmacovigilance Casefolders

April 2006

1.342

Sentinel Server Upgrade

January 2009

3.5

Sentinel Component Software Development

June 2009

1.6


The ICT projects undertaken by NHS Connecting for Health are as follows:

Name of project Initial estimated delivery date of project Initial estimated cost of project (£ billion)

National Programme for IT (NPfIT)

(1)

(2)6.2

(1) NPfIT comprises a number of separate systems and services for which, as a whole, there is no single national completion date. (2 )This is the initial estimated cost of the core contracts. It was included in the estimated cost of the entire programme (£12.453 billion, at 2004-05 prices, including local and other costs) as reported by the National Audit Office in its June 2006 report on NPfIT.

Cost of providing the above information

The cost of obtaining and collating the above information is approx £650. There are ICT elements to some of the business area programmes within the Department (e.g. Influenza Pandemic Preparedness) but the additional cost to obtain and collate this information would be disproportionate and exceed the £750 threshold for answers to parliamentary questions.

Jenny Willott: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the (a) outturn cost and (b) completion date of each ICT project initiated by his Department and its predecessor that cost more than £1 million was, in each year since 2002. [264212]

Mr. Bradshaw: The outturn costs and completion dates of information and communication technology projects (ICT) costing over £1 million that were initiated by the Department’s Information Services function since 2002 are as follows:

Name of project Outturn cost of project (£ million) Completion date of project

DOTP

3.328

March 2004

CSC Transformation

12.7

December 2004

Vista

6.9

April 2004

UNIFY1

1.989

September 2005

SP2 Upgrade

1.065

March 2007

Quarry House LAN

2.738

June 2007

Delphi

2.261

June 2006

The Club

1.7

March 2007

Notes Upgrade

2.141

August 2008

UNIFY2

2.580

May 2007

MEDBEN

1.093

October 2008

BMS

10.5

July 2008

Ref Costs 2008

1.235

December 2008

Delphi 2

Ongoing

Not yet completed

UNIFY Enhancement

Ongoing

Not yet completed

ACCEA

Ongoing

Not yet completed


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The outturn costs and completion dates of the ICT projects costing over £1 million that were undertaken by NHS Choices since 2002 are as follows:

Name of project Initial estimated cost of project ( £ million) Initial estimated delivery date of project

NHS Choices Technical Build

4.28

July 2007


The outturn costs and completion dates of the ICT projects costing over £1 million that were undertaken by the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency since 2002 are as follows:

Name of project Outturn cost of project (£ million) Completion date of project

Sentinel Pharmacovigilance Casefolders

1.587

May 2006

Sentinel Server Upgrade

3.5

January 2009

Sentinel Component Software Development

Ongoing

Not yet completed


The ICT projects undertaken by NHS Connecting for Health are listed as follows:

Name of project Outturn cost of project (£ billion) Completion date of project

National Programme for IT (NPfIT)

6.8(1)

(2)

(1 )The original estimated core contracts cost of £6.2 billion is unchanged. The revised figure of £6.8 billion includes additional functionality. This is included in the cost of the entire programme (£12.656 billion at 2004-05 prices, including local and other costs) as reported by the National Audit Office in its May 2008 report on NPfIT.
(2 )NPfIT comprises a number of separate systems and services for which, as a whole, there is no single completion date.
Note:
Cost of providing the above information.
The cost of obtaining and collating the above information is approx £650. There are ICT elements to some of the business area programmes within the Department (e.g. Influenza Pandemic Preparedness) but the additional cost to obtain and collate this information would be disproportionate and exceed the £750 threshold for answers to parliamentary questions.

Jenny Willott: To ask the Secretary of State for Health who the main contractor hired for each ICT project initiated by his Department and its predecessor that cost more than £1 million in each year since 2002 was; and how much has been paid to them in respect of each project to date. [264213]

Mr. Bradshaw: The main contractors for the information and communications technology (ICT) projects costing over £1 million that were initiated by the Department’s Information Services function since 2002 are as follows:


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Name of project Name of main contractor Amount paid to main contractor to date (£ million)

DOTP

Sapient

1.5

CSC Transformation

CSC

12.7

Vista

Cap Gemini, Ernst & Young

1.6

UNIFY1

No main contractor

n/a

SP2 Upgrade

CSC

1.065

Quarry House LAN

CSC

2.738

Delphi

CSC

1.263

The Club

Xansa (now called Steria)

1.7

Notes Upgrade

CSC

2.141

UNIFY2

Sapient

1.592

MEDBEN

Sapient

0.630

BMS

Sapient

7.4

Ref Costs 2008

Sapient

0.732

Delphi 2

CSC

1.511

UNIFY Enhancement

Sapient

0.298

ACCEA

Sapient

0.571


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