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Executive Summary

Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust recognises the need for a Digital Technology Projects Policy (Procurement and Implementation) in accordance with the Trust’s Digital Strategy and its Standing Orders and Financial Instructions.

All Trust staff must exercise economy and efficiency in the use of resources and this policy sets out the duty to ensure that staff are responsible for conforming to all Standing Orders, Standing Financial Instructions and the Scheme of Delegation, and that any initiatives are aligned with the Digital Strategy and the Surrey Heartlands Proposed Architecture Principles. This policy sets out the procedures to be adopted in order that these obligations can be met in the context of procurement of digital technology goods and services.

It is Trust policy that all departments shall ensure that digital technology projects are conducted in a disciplined, well-managed, and consistent manner that promotes the delivery of high-quality products, completed on time and within budget. Ownership of projects lies with the initiating department/area and the respective Senior Responsible Owner (SRO).

Larger projects will have a Project Board and will also report to the Digital Programme Steering Group.

The Trust requires that any digital technology project complies with this policy, ensuring uniformity throughout the Trust. This policy addresses the most fundamental level of activity needed to ensure that the Trust can monitor and evaluate project activity (and contractor performance if applicable) to ensure the desired outcomes are achieved.


Policy Details

Download: PDF version
Compiled by: Jonathan Spinks (Digital Programme Manager)
Nicki Rayment (Head of Digital Programme Delivery)
Ratified by: Integrated Digital Committee
Trust Executive Committee
Date Ratified: July 2021
Date Issued: October 2021
Review Date: July 2024
Target Audience: Any Trust staff requesting resource for a digital technology initiative or project
Contact name: Laura Ellis-Philip (Director of Digital)


See also:

  • The Trust’s Standing Orders and Financial Instructions
  • Information Security Policy
  • Confidentiality and Data Protection Policy
  • Procurement Policy Procedures Manual