Sticking with a hugely expensive plan to develop a ‘mythical beast’ of a fighter plane in the 1960s did not end well for the government of the day. The Federated Data Platform may be similarly doomed, writes Joe McDonald
The UK consortium bidding to run the £480 million federated data platform (FDP) for the NHS has confirmed that it has been unsuccessful.
Despite growing concerns about Palantir’s involvement in the NHS, the company appears to remain the front-runner in the key NHS England data procurement.
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The next update on the multi-million-pound NHS Federated Data Platform is expected to be published on 5 September 2022.
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Harjeet Dhaliwal, deputy director of data services at NHS England and NHS Improvement will follow Indra Joshi, former NHSX director of AI.
The pair plan to offer mobile, secure and cost-effective provider-to-provider and provider-to-patient communication solutions to the health sector.