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Editor’s choice of other ICT items of note:

HO:  Celebrating the success of home-grown talent

WAG marks the launch of new Rural Education Plan with innovative ‘E-sgol’ project

GDS:  Building a better GOV.UK, step by step

GeoPlace responds to HM Treasury’s discussion paper ‘The economic value of data’

NCSC deals with 1,100 cyber attacks in first two years ~ The cyber war will never end!

AXELOS:  AgileSHIFT: using agility to help organizations handle a changing world
Latest Guide: The Employee and Lone Worker Protection Manual

In today’s Britain, Public Sector employees face various risks on a daily basis from illness, accident or aggression.

However, there is now a range of solutions available to swiftly get assistance to lone workers and employees at risk in their hour of need.

This latest guide explains how to: 

  • Design & implement the best lone worker protection system for your organisation
  • Deliver training throughout your organisation backed by full reporting
  • Ensure your system is sustainable, future-proof and scalable

​​​Already in place within all Police Forces and used widely across the public sector, these solutions work on any mobile device, any network, anywhere, allowing you to locate colleagues and get help when it is needed.

Click here to access this latest guide.

Editor’s choice of other Health, Social care & Homelessness related items of note:

DHSC:  Proud to be dyslexic

DHSC:  New physical activity resource for health professionals

DHSC:  Launch of tech vision to build the most advanced health & care system in the world

WAG:  First part of £100m transformation of health & social care announced

Unite to make ‘vigorous’ case in consultation on ‘tax avoiding’ NHS subsidiary companies

DHSC:  New support launched for disabled adults to improve health

CQC:  Social care in prisons in England & Wales

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. 

Against this ambitious 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:

Practice Net Ltd

Click here to find out more.

Editor’s choice of other Business / Commercial items of note:

DIT:  £2bn of new investment opportunities launched across the UK

MHCLG:  Housing experts join forces to boost property agent standards

Defra:  £30m commitment to help farmers boost productivity

DWP:  Youth unemployment down 50% since 2010

HMRC:  Making Tax Digital for VAT pilot open for business

RLA:  Universal Credit Rent Arrears Rocket Says New Research

techUK:  Engineering Support Transformation

CBI: Almost 9 out of 10 people say that businesses that protect their data will win their custom

Editor’s choice of other Policy & General items of note:

Defence Secretary to launch report warning of future threats to UK

STFC:  Listen to the sounds of space in free online film

EA:  Surface water: The biggest flood risk of all

Collaborate:  Keeping it personal 

Civil Service:  Personal Disability Stories: Part 6 - Stella’s story

Charity Commission:  We must work with charities to address systemic underreporting of serious incidents  

Sport England:  Moving Medicine Tool Launched

CO:  City slickers rub shoulders with public sector as thousands of civil servants leave Whitehall

Northern Ireland Office:  Executive Formation & Exercise of Functions Bill introduced into Parliament

IOPC publishes draft guidance on police processes after a death


 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 ‘partnership’ negotiations with the EU)

10DS:  PM statement on Brexit: 15 October 2018

Defra:  Fair funding for farmers across all parts of the UK

EU News:  Invitation letter by President Donald Tusk

EU News:  Relocation of European Medicines Agency & European Banking Authority

European Council meetings on 17 and 18 October 2018

ESMA data analysis values EU derivatives market at €660 trillion with central clearing increasing significantly

PC&PE:  Lords debate dispute resolution & enforcement after Brexit report

PC&PE:  Committee writes to Minister expressing concerns over family justice system post Brexit

WAG:  EU Emissions Trading System (EU ETS)

techUK:  Gaps remain in the final group of No Deal Notices

IFG:  'No deal' will lead to more upheaval than long-term economic projects suggest

BfB:  The UK between Isolationism and Global Britain by professor Robert Tombs

BfB:   Is Brexit damaging the UK Economy? By Graham Gudgin

BfB:  The EU’s favourite diplomat? 

BfB:  May doubles down on deception by Harry Western

BfB:  Transforming the political landscape. Lessons from history. By Robert Tombs

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