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Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust recognises the need for an IT Projects Procurement and Implementation Policy in accordance with 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, the Scheme of Delegation and Procurement Policy. This policy sets out the procedures to be adopted in order that these obligations can be met in the context of procurement of IT goods and services.

It is Trust policy that all departments shall ensure that IT projects are conducted in a disciplined, well-managed, and consistent manner that promotes the delivery of quality products, completed on time and within budget. Ownership of projects lies with the department and the Executive sponsor.

Larger projects will have a Project Board and will also report to the Health Informatics Programme Board.

The Trust requires that any IT 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 end results are achieved.


Policy Details

Download: PDF version
Compiled by: Laura Ellis-Philip, Associate Director of Informatics
Ratified by: Information Governance Steering Group
Date Ratified: July 2017
Date Issued: September 2017
Review Date: July 2020
Target Audience: All staff intending to take forward an IT Project
Contact name: Laura Ellis-Philip, Associate Director of Informatics


See also:

  • IT Business Case Pro-forma
  • IT Projects Criteria
  • The Trust’s Standing Orders
  • Information Governance Policy
  • Procurement Guide