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|Remember it’s YOUR personal data|
The ICO has launched the ‘Be Data Aware’ campaign to help people understand how organisations might be using their data to target them online, and how people can control who is targeting them.
This includes understanding how organisations use people’s data to reach them with social media adverts to market goods or services and for political marketing. The ICO’s ongoing investigation into the use of data analytics for political purposes has uncovered the ‘behind the scenes’ processing of personal data, including algorithms, analysis, data matching and profiling that involves people’s personal information.
One of the recommendations from the investigation was for the ICO to continue to educate the public on the impact of new and developing technologies and the use of data analytics in political campaigns. The Be Data Aware campaign does just that.
With a number of resources, including downloadable factsheets on privacy & advertising settings, information about people’s right to be informed and explanations of how online microtargeting works, this new campaign reminds people of their rights under the GDPR and how to exercise them.Since 25 May 2018, the ICO has the power to impose a civil monetary penalty (CMP) on a data controller of up to £17m (20m Euro) or 4% of global turnover. To report a concern to the ICO go to ico.org.uk/concerns.
ICO: Helping people be data aware
ICO says that voice data collected unlawfully by HMRC should be deleted
ICO fines PPI claims company £120k for millions of nuisance texts
NHS Digital deal offers NHS organisations better insight into system data
BEIS: Investment to transform access to data to help pioneer new patient treatments
STFC speeding up analysis of experimental data by using AI technologies
WAO: Local Government needs to do more to develop a strong data culture
Predicting & preventing London’s next fire using predictive analytics & the UPR
ICO issues maximum £500,000 fine to Facebook for failing to protect users’ personal information
Emma’s Diary fined £140,000 for selling personal information for political campaigning
What about those outside the ‘Westminster Bubble’ who don’t want their social media ‘highjacked’?
Analogue Government Services are no longer the most efficient / economic option
Although ‘1984’ is history, deep down most of us still have a ‘fear’ of ‘Big Brother’ and ‘self-willed’ robots
Our data privacy is at an ever increasing riskKeeping ‘control’ of AI & how will it be used?
|Proactive care for healthy hearts|
A new £9m programme to spot heart conditions earlier will save at least 200 lives and offer protection to thousands more, NHS England has announced.
The scheme, which will run until next March 2020, will see almost 20,000 people at higher risk of experiencing a stroke receive targeted checks & treatment as part of the NHS Long Term Plan’s renewed focus on preventing and tackling killer conditions.
Patients will be identified by specialist nurses and clinical pharmacists across the country who are trained to treat a heart condition – called atrial fibrillation – which increases the chance of having a stroke. Specialist clinicians will identify patients in each surgery who have been diagnosed with atrial fibrillation but are not receiving treatment. Anyone identified as being at risk will be offered a personalised treatment plan developed with their GP.The new scheme will treat more than 18,000 people, preventing around 700 strokes, saving an estimated 200 lives and stopping long-term health problems among thousands more, including disability. The programme will run across 23 areas of the country with the highest rates of the condition receiving funding for specialist clinical pharmacists to help identify people who could benefit from medication. Treating someone for 5 years after they have a stroke can cost as much as £45,000.
NHS England: NHS Stroke action will save hundreds of lives
New NICE guideline will help doctors recognise and refer people with suspected neurological conditions
Thousands set to benefit from blood pressure treatment under new NICE guidance
Ambitions set to address major causes of cardiovascular disease
Spotting heart problems early could prevent dementia in tens of thousands
Preventable illness is factor in slower life expectancy increases
More stroke patients to be offered life-saving procedure
New ROI tool shows best ways to prevent cardiovascular disease
Prevention must be the heart of the NHS long-term plan
New figures show larger proportion of strokes in the middle aged
New approach to preventing heart attacks and strokes
Quarter of people would not call 999 at the first signs of stroke
PHE calls for greater high blood pressure awareness
More people surviving strokes in Wales, new report shows
Time to put those walking boots on
An example of why the NHS has to continually ‘invest’ in research / pilot schemes
|An often overlooked medical condition|
In the Thames Valley, it was found that, the data showing if the NHS services were meeting the NICE quality standards for antenatal and postnatal mental health was missing.
In 2017 Thames Valley Strategic Clinical Network designed an online tool, the PMH matrix, to collect performance data from NHS services working with women with or at risk of developing PMH problems. Performance standards are the NICE quality standards for antenatal & postnatal mental health. Prior to this, there was no system available to determine the quality of these NHS services.
Teams working across the south of England in maternity, health visiting, and secondary care mental health and psychology services are invited to enter their performance data in the PMH matrix. The data is displayed in graphs on a live dashboard which shows how well services are performing against the NICE quality standards as well as how many referrals have been received and staffing levels for each service. Teams can benchmark their performance against other local & regional teams, and map trends over time.
The PMH matrix has triggered a number of quality improvement projects in our region:
NICE: The perinatal mental health (PMH) matrix: Improving the quality of care for women with PMH issues
Specialist mental health support for new mums available in every part of England
First Chief Midwife appointed to drive world-class NHS care for new mums
‘Ready Steady Baby’ guidance updated
Mental health care for new mums
20,000 mums get help from NHS maternity advice line
Government makes women’s mental health a top priority
Partners of new mums with mental illness set to get targeted support on the NHS
Funding boost for new mums’ mental health
New information on mental health & maternity
Work Foundation: An end to workplace taboos surrounding women's health conditions
|Editor’s choice of other Health, Social care & Homelessness related items of note:|
NHS England: NHS funds handheld headache-busting device as part of Long Term Plan
NHS England funds £2m to boost system-wide leadership development
NHS Digital: 711,000 hospital admissions where obesity was a factor in 2017/18
LGA responds to report on support for people living with arthritis
Innovation Agency: Patients to get faster access to new treatments & tech
NICE: Demand faster treatment - Why people with pancreatic cancer simply cannot afford to wait
NICE: Lower price for MS drug paves the way for positive recommendation from NICE
|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:
Click here to find out more.
|Most of the planet is underwater!|
The UK government is backing industry plans for a multi-£m underwater engineering hub in Aberdeen.
Bringing together underwater technologies from both industry & academia from up & down the country, the planned Global Underwater Engineering Hub will reinforce the UK’s status as a global leader in the field and build on expertise in subsea robotics, remotely-operated underwater vehicles and maritime support vessels. Seizing the opportunities in the blue economy will also help the UK’s oil & gas sector diversify and support the UK move away from fossil fuels towards clean growth.The UK already has a 40% share of the global market in underwater engineering and is in prime position to capitalise on the industry that could be worth more than £100bn globally by 2035. In March, the UK government also launched the offshore wind sector deal, an agreement with industry which aims to deliver a third of the UK’s electricity through offshore wind and seize on export opportunities that could be worth up to £2.6bn by 2030.
BEIS: Scottish underwater engineering base to propel UK to the top of ‘blue economy’
Government sidesteps Committee’s call for Scottish oil & gas sector deal
Committee demands a future deal to support oil & gas industry
DSEI 2017 naval technology zone
The new robot helping clean up Sellafield
Subsea Directory - Subsea UK, Aberdeen, Scotland
Renewable energy | Orkney Islands Council, Marine Services
Four leading edge demonstrators to jumpstart energy revolution
Saltire Tidal Energy Challenge Fund
Scottish expertise critical to Japan’s energy future
Energy innovation celebrated at cleantech awards
Clean energy AND growth is possible
Offshore wind summit commits to way forward
Ofgem approves Shetland link and would support alternative Western Isles link proposal that provides better value for money for consumers
£5bn of energy investment projects announced as the Board of Trade meets in Wales
Policy Exchange: Fuelling the Future
World's first floating wind farm opened - WWF Scotland comment
Boost for island wind projects as UK government announces new funding for renewable generation
Marine Hub Cornwall: A world class region for marine technology
|Editor’s choice of other Business / Commercial items of note:|
BEIS: New guide to help consumer markets better support adults at risk
DIT: UK satellite exports go into orbit
PC&PE: Government responds to Committee's 'High streets & town centres in 2030' report
DfT: Trailblazing ideas set to shape the future of aviation & border security
WAG: “Wales has the opportunity to lead the way on fair work”
Companies House: Businesses & consumers to be given increased protections from criminal activity
Innovate UK: KTP Best of the Best 2019 winners announced
RLA: Repossession: Courts failing landlords and tenants
ESPO launches MSTAR3 framework - Managed Services for Temporary Agency Resources
Ordnance Survey and Mobileye begin trials to map Britain’s roadside infrastructure
|Editor’s choice of other Policy & General items of note:|
LGA responds to APPG report on knife crime
Children’s Commissioner: Response to Edward Timpson’s school exclusions review
STFC: UK's neutron science facility celebrates its impact on the world
NCFE: Why NCFE is launching the #FullyFunctional campaign
EA Chair calls for new approach to flood & coastal resilience
Sport England: Pilot Aims to Get Older People Active
FCO: Independent Review of FCO Support for Persecuted Christians interim report: FS's statement
Rory Stewart comments on IDC report into use of UK aid to tackle climate change
Government introduces bill to tackle Palace of Westminster fire risk
DfE: Schools backed to tackle bad behaviour
DfE: Free meals & activities for 50,000 children over 2019 summer holidays
MHCLG: Embrace the benefits of public scrutiny, councils told
ScotGov: Benefits assessment service design underway
WAG: Work underway to create Wales’ own planning inspectorate
MoJ: Video hearings tested in domestic abuse cases
ScotGov: Age of Criminal Responsibility Bill passed
ScotGov: Vulnerable Witnesses Bill passedRUSI: Britain’s Continuous at Sea Deterrent - Flawed Arguments by Disarmament Doves & Deterrence Hawks
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’:
DExEU: SoS Steve Barclay's speech at the Future of Europe Conference at Sibiu, Romania
WAG: Radical changes needed in Whitehall to catch up with devolution and protect the Union – FM
IFG: Failure to resolve Brexit tensions could place the Union at risk
OE: EU foreign policy after Brexit - the debate over decision-making rules continues
OE: The Netherlands looks set to send a strong Eurosceptic contingent to the European Parliament
B4B: A Second Referendum: Misleading Claims and False Temptations
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