2015 Report details for project: SUS Transition

Project name: SUS Transition - there is only one report for this project
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Organisation: DOH (D12) - see all reports for this organisation
Report year: 2015 (data is from Sept 2014)
Category: ICT - see all reports for this category
Description: This Project comprises the Information and Communication Technology systems, services and staffing required to complete the ‘replatforming’ of Secondary Uses Systems (i.e. transfer the application software and data from the existing BT service into new service arrangements) and thereafter provide a live operational service until June 2016, when the payment of hospital activity (along with other healthcare activity within the scope of national NHS tariff policies) will be taken over by a new strategic National Tariff System. It also includes the development and delivery of an annual software release (Release 15) to update Secondary Uses Systems for the 2015/16 financial year tariffs and rules.
DCA (RAG): Amber/Red
DCA text: The MPA RAG rating was Amber/Red at Q2 2014. The Programme is progressing towards a positon where there will be confidence in going live by completing the required testing of the solution, progressing contracts for the support of the live service with suppliers to conclusion by mid-February and ensuring the required documentation and processes are in place prior to go-live through the use of Service Acceptance Criteria. These are the key areas where progress is required to enable the service to move into a live environment and the Programme Team is prioritising these actions to ensure go-live is achieved. The MPA noted the improvement in the quality and quantity of the resource available to the Programme. Work has also been undertaken over this period to strengthen the governance, planning and commercial aspects of the project. The Amber/Red rating was primarily due to the level of activity still required to enable the February go-live date to be achieved. In particular there was concern around the Service Contracts being completed in time to support the live system. The two HIGH recommendations of the review relate to a critical path and to contingency arrangements. Work has been undertaken to enhance the programme plan following the revised go-live date, highlighting the revised critical path. In terms of contingency planning options have been reviewed to enable SUS to go-live in the absence of Care Identity Service system going live. Proposals on both these issues have been accepted by the Programme Board and will be key to increased delivery confidence. The two MEDIUM recommendations on programme board composition and on benefits planning are to be addressed in coming months, following transition go-live.
Start date: 2013-08-20
End date: 2014-12-05
Schedule text: The Programme Plan has been subject to a number of revisions since with the transition (Go-Live) now agreed to commence on 20th February 2015. Changes to this planned date have been mainly due to the reliance on the Care Identity Service system to go-live prior to Secondary Uses Systems Transition as this is required to provide secure access to the system. The original date for Care Identity Service Go-Live was in Mid November 2014 but due to technical issues this has now been rescheduled for the 20th February with the SUS Transition System going live simultaneously.
Baseline: £30.67m
Forecast: £30.67m
Variance: 0.00%
Variance text: Budget variance less than 5%
Whole Life Cost: £53.61m
WLCost text: The whole life project includes the development costs, capital costs and operational costs until June 2016 when the new National Tariff System is due to replace the existing SUS System.
Sourcefile: IPA_2015.csv

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