Richard Granger

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Richard Granger (born c.1964) is a British management consultant and former UK civil servant was responsible part of the NHS's information technology project, Connecting for Health

Early career[edit]

Granger worked for Andersen Consulting (now Accenture) and in the oil industry.[1] After Andersen he became a partner at Deloitte Consulting. At Deloitte he was responsible for procurement and delivery of a number of large scale IT programmes, including the Congestion Charging Scheme for London.[2]


In 2002 Granger was appointed Director General of Information at the National Health Service,[3] with responsibility for the NHS IT centralisation scheme, NPfIT (National Programme for IT), later rebadged as NHS Connecting for Health or CfH.[4][5][6] He announced his resignation in June 2007, saying that he planned to return to the private sector.[7][8] He transitioned out of the role[9] and left CfH in February 2008.[10]


After departing the NHS he joined KPMG as a partner[11] in 2008. By then Accenture and Fujitsu had left the programme,[12] Computer Sciences Corporation remained as the last locality service provider, with BT providing networking and other services. The main contractor's difficulties had been accentuated by the investigation of iSoft.[13]


  1. ^ "Speakers - Richard Granger". 15th International World Wide Web Conference - 2006. Retrieved 21 June 2011. 
  2. ^ Simons, Mike (6 September 2002). "Road congestion charge chief to run NHS IT". Computer Weekly. Retrieved 26 June 2011. 
  3. ^ "New Director General of NHS IT Appointed". ehealth Insider. 5 September 2002. Retrieved 26 June 2011. 
  4. ^ "Information Technology (NHS)". Richard Bacon (politician)(MP).org. Retrieved 21 June 2011. 
  5. ^ "NHS IT system condemned". 18 May 2011. Retrieved 21 June 2011. 
  6. ^ "The National Programme for IT in the NHS: an update on the delivery of detailed care records systems". National Audit Office. Retrieved 21 June 2011. 
  7. ^ "Boss of troubled £12bn NHS computer project quits". The Sunday Times. 17 June 2007. Retrieved 21 June 2011. 
  8. ^ "Richard Granger resigns as chief executive of Connecting for Health". British Medical Journal. 21 June 2011. Retrieved 21 June 2011. 
  9. ^ "Granger to leave in transition by end of 2007". ehealth Insider. 16 June 2007. Retrieved 26 June 2011. 
  10. ^ "Granger era ends as DG leaves CfH". ehealth Insider. 7 February 2008. Retrieved 26 June 2011. 
  11. ^ "KPMG confirm appointment of Richard Granger, ex-NHS CIO". 9 September 2008. Retrieved 21 June 2011. 
  12. ^ "Accenture quits £2bn NHS contracts". Financial 28 September 2006. Retrieved 21 June 2011. 
  13. ^ "iSoft was central to Accenture's NHS pull-out". ZDNet. 28 September 2006. Retrieved 21 June 2011.