Last week we received confirmation from NHSx/NHS England the Quarter 2 2019 assurance process is complete with a Green / Amber status. To achieve this we delivered the milestones 1, 3, 4 and 6 as planned and agreed as the programme was established. We are now on target to deliver milestone 7 in December 2019 and Milestone 2 and milestone 8 in the final quarter of FY19/20.

The benefits workstream is also being reviewed as we approach go-live for the first three use cases. Using the Benefits Assessment Realisation Tool (BART) provided by NHSx the programme office can identify whether a benefit is cash-releasing, quantifiable, qualitative or even societal providing wellbeing, cultural or creative outcomes along with educational and environmental impacts. We have already baselined the initial benefits and will begin measuring as each use case becomes live.