Editor’s choice of ICT items of note:

MHCLG: Councils given £1.2 million for innovative digital projects

NCSC: Cyber experts step in as criminals seek to exploit Coronavirus fears

DfT: New transport tech to be tested in biggest shake-up of laws in a generation

techUK: Strengthening cyber security when working from home

techUK: Government to ensure new-build homes come with gigabit-speed broadband

techUK: COVID-19: How cloud is ready, willing and able to support home working

BCS: IT bosses ‘kept awake at night’ by cyber security worries, new study finds

techUK: UK reaffirms its place as one of the best places in the world for tech

NICE: NICE publishes its first medtech briefing on artificial intelligence software

techUK: Budget 2020: New investment in broadband and 5G infrastructure

AXELOS: Beware coronavirus phishing attacks: Stop, Think and Be Safe

techUK: Why data protection is not an inhibitor in the fight against COVID-19

techUK: Government takes steps to support key workers in IT, data and telecoms



In the wake of the coronavirus, remote working has changed from a 'nice-to-have' option to a critical business requirement

As specialist’s in remote working solutions, Altiatech can work with you to deliver and support rapid deployment, enabling your personnel to continue supporting you and their community while still working from home. Our remote working solution, Unify Workspace, can get your organisation up and running within 1-day without compromising on security, delivering an easy to use platform that requires your staff to use a browser and nothing more.

To help public sector organisations (e.g. NHS, councils) implement a secure work from home policy, Altiatech is offering:

  • Rapid deployment – Up and running within 1-day*
  • Concessions on licensing price.
  • 50% Off deployment charge.
  • 25% Discount on 24/7 support.

*With best efforts dependent on applications and infrastructure.

Along with business continuity, there are many other reasons why you should invest in a remote working policy, but do know what they are?

Download the case study of Worcestershire Acute NHS Trust and discover how Unify Workspace delivered a flexible remote working solution to provide real-time communications and better patient care.

Find out more and download the full case study.

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

DWP: Coronavirus support for employees, benefit claimants and businesses

DHSC: New adult social care guidance to protect the most vulnerable against COVID-19

DHSC: HIV drug PrEP to be available across England

SG: People advised to limit social contact

NHS England: NHS statement on coronavirus (Covid-19)

DHSC: New guidance for households with possible COVID-19 infection

MHCLG: £3.2 million emergency support for rough sleepers during coronavirus outbreak

NHS Digital: Messaging tool for NHS to support remote working during coronavirus outbreak

NHS England: Former docs and nurses told “Your NHS Needs You” to tackle greatest global health threat in history

DHSC: Crucial medicines protected for coronavirus (COVID-19) patients

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

SG: £320 million package of support for businesses

WG: New measures to relax supermarket delivery hours during Coronavirus outbreak

WG: Emergency support for businesses hit by coronavirus

DBEIS: Call for businesses to help make NHS ventilators

CIPD - Workers urgently need confirmation on how they will be financially supported through Coronavirus crisis

£2.2 billion for business

Coronavirus: Buy-to-let payment holiday and eviction ban announced

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

SG: Large gathering guidance

DBEIS: Whirlpool washing machine recall update

SE: How to stay active while you're at home

RLA: Landlords call for package to support tenants hit by coronavirus

DEFRA: Government to strengthen reservoir safety following Toddbrook reservoir report

CCW backs plan to tackle threat to future water supplies

TUC advice for people working at home during the coronavirus outbreak

WG: Single use plastics to be banned in Wales

RLA: Helping landlords help tenants

SG: Economy grows 0.2% in the fourth quarter of 2019

FCO: UK calls on Russia to end unlawful control of Crimea on sixth anniversary of annexation

EU News: Q&A: The Eastern Partnership policy beyond 2020

SG: Employment, unemployment and inactivity for young people

HMICFRS suspends inspections of police and fire and rescue services

TfL: Planned services to support London’s critical workers

HO: Fire Safety Bill

Complete ban on evictions and additional protection for renters

STFC: Super laser developed in the UK will help scientists create the conditions found inside planets

NAO: Universal Credit advances fraud

SG: New law to prevent female genital mutilation

TfL takes steps to support tenants

DEFRA: Three crop rule relaxed and £6 million fund for farmers

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.

Smart Energy Projects

 More contributions to the Brexit process

Still a ‘hot topic’, with widely spread views:

Researched Links:

GOV. UK – Brexit

Latest Documents

GOV.UK Brexit Search

10DS: Latest on EU negotiations: 17 March 2020

HO: Three million granted status under the EU Settlement Scheme

CO: Update on the Withdrawal Agreement Joint Committee

Please choose from the links below to view individual sections of interest:

Founded in 2005 as an organisation to understand and meet the needs of small healthcare businesses, we are one of the largest networks of individuals from Academia, Business and Care/Clinicians (with over 1,000 members), with the purpose of improving the health and care of the citizens of the UK as well as increasing wealth.  
We do this by offering support on a one-to-one basis through our business support services and one-to-many through workshops, training and other events.

SEHTA 2020 International MedTech Expo & Conference
Over the last 15 years, South East Health Technologies Alliance (SEHTA) has developed an excellent reputation for support of its 1,300 members, especially SMEs, through its one to one mentoring, fund-finding, consultancy and events programme.

2020 Med-Tech Innovation Expo, 29 - 30 September, NEC Birmingham - New Dates
The 2020 MedTech Innovation Expo in association with Medilink UK is taking place again on 29-30 Sept at the NEC Birmingham.

SEHTA PR: EU SmartHealth - Round 3 update

5 UK and 5 French SMEs from Round 2 & 3 have been awarded into the EU SmartHealth project

NHSX publishes draft Digital Health Technology Standard – share your feedback

To improve the way the NHS assesses technologies for use by patients and staff, NHSX is developing a Digital Health Technology Standard.

2020 Medilink UK Healthcare Business Awards
2020 Medilink UK Healthcare Business Awards in association with Med-Tech Innovation Expo.