Following withdrawal of CE certification for the Aquilon series of nebulisers, the manufacturer has continued to place the nebulisers on the market. A Medical Device Alert has been issued to all relevant healthcare professionals.

M&HPRA:  Aquilon Medical Nebulisers: people urged to stop use immediately
e-awareness module for GDPR

There are just over 100 days until the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into force. 

A key responsibility of GDPR is ensuring awareness of all your employees.

To help you achieve this, Meritec will shortly be releasing an e-awareness module for GDPR which enables staff to learn quickly yet effectively about the key elements of GDPR, what it means for them and for your organisation.

Built on Meritec’s well-proven “Focus on…” framework that has successfully delivered awareness training to hundreds of thousands of users, Focus on... GDPR provides an interactive learning experience using the latest high quality content that is SCORM compliant and allows unlimited users access to learn anytime, anyplace, anywhere at a fixed low cost.

Click here to register your interest and be kept up to date with availability, pricing and further details.

SME Supplier Locator update...

UK Government and public sector spend with SME’s is continually on the increase and by 2020, it is the stated intent of Cabinet Office that £1 of every £3 spent on government contracts goes to SME’s. The past 5 years have seen government make a priority of getting money through its supply chain into the hands of SMEs, by both setting targets and introducing new procurement mechanisms.

Against this backdrop, the WiredGov Supplier Locator service has been developed specifically to embrace the SME Agenda and provide the ideal platform for SME’s to promote their services, solutions, accreditation and success stories directly to our ever increasing audience across all government and public sector verticals and Tier 1 suppliers.

Recent arrivals to the SME Supplier Locator service include:

Sesui Ltd

Click here to find out more. 

Potentially life-saving

techUK has responded to MPs on product safety & recalls, by calling for a single portal for registrations and reaffirming the importance of CE marking.

techUK responds to Product Safety Inquiry
Better measurement required

New report from the All Party Parliamentary Group for Climate Change explores energy & carbon impact of the ICT sector.

APPCCG:  Is Staying Online Costing the Earth?

techUK:  Is staying online costing the earth?

Joining the Royal celebrations?

With the royal wedding due on 19 May 2018, our online guidance helps bust popular myths & provides a useful checklist & practical advice for what is needed for anyone planning their own street party.

MHCLG:  It's time to start planning your royal wedding celebrations
Work in safety

RoSPA is preparing to welcome the first global standard for occupational H&S management systems.  ISO 45001 will aim to proactively improve employee safety, cut workplace risks & create better, safer working conditions.

RoSPA looking ahead to launch of ISO 45001
GDPR requires action!

The ESRC holds address details of its Society Now subscribers in a database which they use to mail printed copies. They now need to confirm that all current subscribers wish to continue to receive it.

ESRC:  Don't lose your Society Now subscription
Where did the money go?

A top level probe into where the pension payments of NHS and other public sector workers, employed by Carillion, have ‘disappeared to’ was called for last week by Unite the union. 

Unite: Probe call into ‘disappearing’ Carillion NHS pension contributions

 More contributions to the Brexit process

Still a ‘hot topic’, with widely spread views, for those who put fingers to keyboard in order to ‘share their views’:

Researched Links:

Brexit microsite (Information about the Article 50 process and our negotiations for a new partnership with the EU)

FCO:  PM press conference with Chancellor Merkel: 16 February 2018

10DS:  PM speech at Munich Security Conference: 17 February 2018

techUK responds to PM's Security Speech

DExEU:  David Davis' Foundations of the Future Economic Partnership Speech

techUK comments on David Davis' Brexit Speech in Vienna

Cabinet Office:  Changes to EU Withdrawal Bill to be discussed at Joint Ministerial Committee meeting

ScotGov:  Post-Brexit trade scenarios

ScotGov:  Latest Brexit talks

WAG:  Lesley Griffiths welcomes publication of EU Exit scenario report

WAG:  Finance Secretary meets his Irish counterpart to discuss Ireland/Wales trade links post-Brexit

WAG:  Lesley Griffiths outlines her vision for land management in Wales post Brexit

Invitation letter by President Donald Tusk ahead of their informal meeting on 23 February

NCA:  Director General statement on UK law enforcement relations with the EU

PC&PE:  Ensure ports have necessary IT structures & customs checks capabilities post-Brexit

POST (Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology):  UK Fisheries Management

CIPD:  Employer survey shows preference for a post-Brexit immigration system that is UK-wide and tackles skills & labour shortages

Open Europe:  Germany’s political identity crisis

Adam Smith Inst:  Mutually Assured Prosperity

CBI: Successful Brexit means deeper trade ties with China


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