Editor’s choice of ICT items of note:

DHSC: New technology challenge to support people who are isolating

NCFE: The importance of digital literacy to the future workforce

Virtual mentoring, real support

Introducing the NHS’ COVID-19 text service to support the vulnerable

How 3D printing is stepping up to fight COVID-19

Using machine learning in diagnostic services

COVID-19 and Data Centres

Blog: Community groups and COVID-19: what you need to know about data protection

Dojo: Cyber - Government Cyber Awareness and GDPR eLearning

With Covid-19 seeing an unprecedented spike in phishing attacks due to more staff working from home and accessing council systems remotely, cyber security is now a priority for all local authorities as they are high level targets for cyber criminals.

A key element in the fight against cyber crime is staff awareness, both keeping them supported and up-to-date. 

Working closely with Information Governance experts from 10 collaborating councils, Dojo has been designed to specifically focus on local authority staffs’ understanding of cyber challenges and, having been rolled out to over 500,000 public sector employees, is  proven to significantly reduce staff being phished 

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

NHSE: NHS strikes major deal to expand hospital capacity to battle coronavirus

LGA responds to new coronavirus measures to protect people at highest risk

10DS: PM address to the nation on coronavirus: 23 March 2020

SG: Enhanced role for community pharmacists

WG: Simple steps to help your GP Practice help you

New NHS 24 arrangements for coronavirus

COVID-19 and homelessness: actions for Government

‘Your NHS Needs You’ – NHS call for volunteer army

Shielding people ‘at risk’ from coronavirus

Supporting coronavirus key workers

NICE updates rapid COVID-19 guideline on critical care

How to stay physically active during coronavirus restrictions

Keeping healthcare workers safe

New powers to enforce coronavirus social distancing come into force in Wales

Supporting Health Services during the Coronavirus Pandemic

Temporary patient and staff units – response to COVID-19

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

10DS: COVID-19 Guidance: Information for NI Businesses & Employers

MHCLG: Extra protection for businesses with ban on evictions for commercial tenants who miss rent payments

£1 billion Business Support Fund opens

Coronavirus support for seafood fishing industry

Chancellor gives support to millions of self-employed individuals

Chancellor unveils wage guarantee scheme for the self-employed

COVID-19 Guidance: Information for NI Businesses & Employers

Citizens Advice responds to Self-Employed Income Support Scheme

PM call with ventilator manufacturers and suppliers: 26 March 2020

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

WG: Update on procurement landscape in Wales

HMT: Chancellor announces workers’ support package

SG: Fire safety guidance for high-rise properties

SG: Childcare provision for key workers

BP: An announcement regarding Changing of the Guard

techUK: Chancellor unveils further unprecedented economic support

Civitas - Human rights laws should be decided democratically in Britain – the constitution needs rebalancing

LGA - Rise in coronavirus fraudsters offering support to elderly for cash upfront

NCA: Alleged gun trafficker brought back to the UK to face trial

CMA review of air traffic control charges

How to incorporate OKRs into your portfolios

Coronavirus: Generous landlord offers rent reduction for NHS staff

Emergency coronavirus powers

Registration with CQC and changes to statements of purpose during COVID-19

Join the Movement

Coronavirus (COVID-19): impact on our services

Volunteers – how to help, thank you, and stay safe

London's Transport Commissioner Mike Brown on our response to coronavirus

Update on publishing Welsh Revenue Authority statistics due to coronavirus (COVID-19)

Leadership in a crisis – the importance of courage and caring

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:

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 More contributions to the Brexit process

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

Researched Links:

GOV. UK – Brexit

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SG: Planning for Brexit

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Helping others during the coronavirus outbreak: A message from APM’s CEO

Helping others during the coronavirus outbreak is a project – one that has real social benefits

Engaging remote project teams during the coronavirus
With the normalisation of virtual meeting platforms and working from home during this difficult period of the novel coronavirus pandemic, it is essential to enable remote working and project team collaboration.

Revealed – the impact of Coronavirus on the project profession in the UK
The majority of project professionals in the UK, from across industry sectors, have already seen their main projects affected as a result of the Coronavirus outbreak, Association for Project Management (APM), the chartered body for the project profession, can reveal.

The range of qualifications developed by APM, the chartered body for the project profession, offers a progressive structure for your career development, from the ‘fundamentals’ of project management through to ‘management’ and ‘professional’ levels of understanding, requiring more advanced learning and assessment. 

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