Monday, November 13, 2006

UK health service IT project run by IT failure

Somewhat off the science topic, but amusing enough to include:

As a lesson in not making enemies when you are in the public eye, especially family ones, and a reminder of the unique power to embarrass that ones mother possesses - here is an interview with the disgruntled mother of the man tasked with upgrading the entire UK health system IT infrastructure. She says:

"I can't believe that my son is running the IT modernisation programme for the whole of the NHS.

"He was disappointed when he failed his computer studies course at Bristol.

"It was pretty serious, so I had to write to Princess Anne, who at that time was "university visitor" there to appeal for him to be allowed to resit the exam, as initially he was refused permission."

I think a cosy family Christmas looks unlikely there!

1 comment:

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