NHS Services Megaproject What the project is talking about? How the project fits into Project Management?

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What the project is talking about? 4

How the project fits into Project Management? 5

Deliverables and milestones 5

Deliverables 5

Milestones 6

Stakeholders analysis 7

Technical requirement 9

Project Budget 10

Expenditures: 10

Benefits: 10

Limitations of the project and risks 11

Project Process 12

Project Initiation 12

Project Planning 12

Project execution 12

Control 12

Conclusion 13

Recommendation 13

References 14




In 1948, the National Health Service was launched in the United Kingdom. This organisation provides all the different health care: in Hospital, GPs, the long health care and the dental care. It is totally financed by the government by a tax payment. The NHS is including in the British society. Indeed, an ex-minister of economy, Nigel Lawson, said that NHS is like a "national religion".

In this report we will talk about the "£12 billion NHS computer scheme project." Firstly we will do a presentation of the NHS project.

Then we will demonstrate that its project is a real project management and a mega project.


What the project is talking about?

In June 2002, Ministers launched a 10-year National Health Service programme for IT. This programme was the opportunity to reform the system of NHS. Indeed before the project idea, the patient must go to the GPs to have a prescription. Then the patient went to the pharmacist with his prescription and took his medicines. The project establishment talked about the centralisation of all the data services. For example, the patient doesn't need to have a paper prescription to have his medicines by the pharmacist. The GPs sent the prescription in the IT system of NHS and every doctors, hospital or pharmacist can have access to his prescription. Like that if people have an accident, the doctors can have...