The Computer Weekly team picked up a PPA award last night for the work they’ve done exposing the appalling state of the NHS IT systems. Even better, the journalist responsible for much of the work, Tony Collins, is one of our bloggers.
He’s not a man to mince his words, as his post on winning the PPA award shows:
There also needs to be open and honest debate of the problems. The government doesn’t want this – honest criticism is regarded as uninformed cavilling – and ministers are not prepared to admit there have been mistakes.
There needs to be a genuinely independent review of the NPfIT that is published in full. The government doesn’t want this either.
Which is why I’m glad journalists like Tony are out there doing this quality of work.