EEPD Volume 1. Discussion Documents
W. My many Whistle-blowing Attempts
(Historical Interest only)
2009 (Originally written in 1996). Still no official progress towards truly patient-centred Maternity NHS-IT
2004. Submission to the Deputy Chief Medical Officer
- Short summary written in July 2004, at the request of Susan Bewley, Consultant Obstetrician, St.Thomas’ Hospital to present at a meeting at the Department of Health with Professor Aidan Halligan, at that time Deputy Chief Medical Officer (When I had a meeting with him, I thought I was finally making progress towards the corridors of power, but he resigned about two weeks later, partly in frustration at the IT chaos).
2003. Submission to the House of Commons Select Committee
- The Collection of Data from Maternity Units and The Staffing Structure of Maternity Care Teams. A personal memorandum on the exciting opportunities for radical re-thinking in both these fields. As submitted to the UK House of Commons Select Committee on Health in February 2003 (Written evidence number 32 Ev 178 in the published report).
2002. Letter giving reasons for the failure to create a National Hospital Record Project
- Sad decision that after 7 years of intensive work I felt that the National Maternity Record Project had so far lost its way as to force my resignation from the remains of the working party
2001. A Personal View of EPRs.
- Written originally for Richard Taylor, MP for Kidderminster, (Retired Consultant Physician)
2001. Snowdon is not Mount Everest
- Reasons why the NHS-IT “MUMMIES” data modelling project failed to achieve anything useful and the NHS-IA “Maternity Care Data Project” Data Dictionary achieved so little compared with what was, and still is, urgently needed
2000. Why the NHS-IT Maternity Data Dictionary and the MUMMIES project both failed. What can be done to rescue them?
- An analysis as to why the government had wasted about £500,000 of tax-payers money on THREE maternity IT projects which were of no use to anyone. Their failure is obvious from the fact that none is used in any current maternity IT system. Indeed, as far as I know, the only remaining copy of the outcome of the MUMMIES project seems to be a copy of the final report in paper held in my attic! This analysis was widely circulated but, sadly, totally ignored as being totally irrelevant to any functioning clinical computer system.
1996. Towards a National Maternity Dataset
- A Discussion Documentation on a set of Principles suggested for the creation of a National MINIMUM Maternity Data Set together with the proposal that there is also a need for a National STANDARD Maternity Data Set