The controversial government scheme Care.data is ‘unachievable’ according to the Major Projects Authority.
The authority which released its annual report yesterday, went on to say that the programme needed a number of improvements including the need to: "clarify, agree and communicate the programme scope," "appoint a full-time Senior Responsible Owner," and to "approve explicit go/no go criteria."
Although the MPA noted that efforts were underway to address the issues, the report is a damning condemnation of NHS England and the Care.data which was just re-launched this month.
The project has undergone a number of setbacks, with severe criticism from privacy campaigners, patients and GP groups. Concerns have been raised about the lack of publicity regarding the scheme and over security.