NHS IT leadership

Confusion apparently surrounds the future of the job running the NHS’s £12.4bn flagship IT programme, and the timetable for the departure of director-general Richard Granger.

Wouldn’t it be nice if there were proper leadership of the NHS? But, as the NHS is increasingly run from 10 Downing Street, indecision and interference will get increasingly worse. And there’s every chance that the CfH programme will, without proper leadership, lose its way and we’ll see any improvements that have actually been achieved whither away.