2018 Report details for project: NHSmail 2

Project name: NHSmail 2 - there are 5 reports for this project: 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
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Organisation: DHSC (D12) - see all reports for this organisation
Report year: 2018 (data is from Sept 2017)
Category: ICT - see all reports for this category
Description: The NHSmail 2 project will identify a solution and deliver a replacement to the existing NHSmail service.
DCA (RAG): Amber/Green
DCA text: Consistent with Q1 reporting, demand for NHSmail remains strong across core NHS organisations but also across wider health and care organisations. Service has remained stable throughout July to September. Skype for Business has seen a gradual uptake over the summer and federation with external instances has now been enabled, allowing communication between all NHSmail users and federated partners (NHS England and Leeds City Wide). Service wide Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery tested successfully during September. Following the IPA PAR recommendations and ahead of our planned GMPP Exit Review/OGC Gateway 5 Review in November 2017, the programme has started the planning activities required to transition the programme to operational service. This activity will take place in a phased manner with the first operational roles moving over in October 2017. The programme remains Amber/Green DCA reflect the current position
Start date: 2012-03-29
End date: 2021-02-26
Schedule text: It is planned that the programme will formally close and transfer to BaU live service wef 31 Jan 18
Baseline: £18.39m
Forecast: £23.80m
Variance: 29.00%
Variance text: Overspend driven by account volumes – in part due to opening account balance being less than budgeted and in part due to a historical restatement of account volumes
Whole Life Cost: £133.05m
WLCost text: Budget costs taken from FBCv1.0 & Transition FBC which excludes VAT and inflation and are discounted. Includes all costs (i.e. both central and HSCIC costs) as reflected in the business case. The whole life cost for the NHS Mail 2 project over the initial term to 2020/21 has been revised to £158.99m, which is an increase of £25.96m on the original business case of £133.03m. All figures include contingency, local costs, inflation and it is assumed VAT is recoverable.
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Sourcefile: IPA_2018.csv

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