2014 Report details for project: NHSmail Service

Project name NHSmail Service - there are 2 reports for this project: 2013, 2014
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Report year 2014 (data is from September 2013)
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Description: NHSmail provides the NHS with a secure email and calendar service hosting close to 950,000 registered users, with 660,000 of those regularly accessing the service. The existing contract (with Vodafone) is due to expire on 30th June 2014. The following aims reflect both the contract up to June 2013 and the approved extension up to June 2014: A fully integrated , safe and secure SMTP based email service Shared calendar/scheduling application A directory service that will store contact and profile information for all users and organisations. Users will be able to search and browse all the information in the directory, either from their email clients or via a web browser. Users will be able to update certain data items in their own directory entry. Outbound fax and SMS gateways from the service allowing users to send messages via either medium using their email client or a web interface Migration to the service for existing NHSmail users. This will include all mailbox and directory data and may also include calendar data. The migration process will minimise the impact on existing NHSmail users In addition to the core services a number of other value-adding optional services have been delivered, these main services are: SMS (outbound) and Fax (outbound) Relay service to replace existing Syntegra eSMTP relay Service being provided at IL3 (Restricted) security level to allow transportation of patient identifiable data There is a project in place to procure a replacement product to ensure the service does not discontinue post June 2014.
DCA (RAG) Green
DCA text: There were no further outstanding actions following the October 2012 Gateway Review. An Earned Autonomy Review (EAR) took place on 11/03/14 as a final review of the programme which has confirmed that NHSmail can exit future GMPP reporting.
Start date 2004-10-31
End date 2014-06-30
Schedule text NHSmail will end on the 30/06/14 as scheduled in the GMPP Q2 13/14 return. It's successor - NHSmail 2 is currently in the procurement phase. There is a 2 year transition phase during which time users and services will be migrated from the existing platform to the new.
Baseline £22.80m
Forecast £20.66m
Variance -9.39%
Variance text: Savings achieved through negotiation of fixed price service from July, and Income from Scotland not included in original budget (MOU was still awaiting sign off at the time of budget being set)
Whole Life Cost £235.45m
WLCost text: The whole life cost is lower than above at £227.8 again due to reasons stated in above section
Sourcefile IPA_2014.csv

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