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Digital devices and internet access for disadvantaged students

COVID-19: Preventing the Health Crisis from Becoming a Justice Crisis

techUK’s Cloud Webinar - “How do we overcome the Cloud skills gap"

Closure of schools has exposed the digital divide leaving poorer children unable to access learning - teachers tell Institute for IT

Digital minister urges parents to follow new guidance to keep children safe online during lockdown


Join Andrew Grant, former Chief Executive at Aylesbury Vale District Council as he explores digital transformation.
Tomorrow: Tuesday, April 28, 2020 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM BST

Going digital simply because everyone else is, can lead to numerous issues. When embarking on your transformation journey, it's important to start with the customer in mind and really test how digital methods can improve your services.

It’s really about business transformation first. Ensuring you have the right foundations in place. Digital is just one aspect of a whole-of-business approach to transforming and improving your organisation. Other key considerations include customer understanding and insight, internal culture change, product development and use of assets.

Andrew will discuss his personal approach to transformation and his experience at Aylesbury Vale District Council.

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PHE response to a Sun newspaper column

Inverness Covid19 Regional Testing Centre to open for key workers

COVID-19: Welsh National Health Service Preps Watson-Powered Chatbot

Patients now able to nominate pharmacy using the NHS App

NHS urges public to stay safe ahead of Ramadan

What is the UK Government Ventilator Challenge?

Homelessness sector still needs urgent financial support

NHS strikes deal on first in a new generation of cancer busting drugs

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

Metro Bank customers receive £10.5m overdraft fee refund

CIPD - “All-or-nothing" approach of the Job Retention Scheme needs to change

How to procure for agile projects

Adam Smith Inst - Without a plan to reopen the economy there won't be one to reopen

Billion pound support package for innovative firms hit by coronavirus

Grant funding provided to businesses by local authorities in England

COVID-19 impact on Scotland’s economy
Editor’s choice of Policy & General items of note:

Critical flood defence work to start at historic pier in Hull

Wales to roll out once-a-month injection for recovering heroin addicts to help protect NHS staff

British Transport Police custody report

DRS helping to keep the country rolling

Strict new controls to protect the UK’s trees and plants against damaging threats

Member Spotlight | Chorus Wins Queen’s Award for Enterprise

Social distancing regulations strengthened

Government urges gambling industry to tackle risks of problem gambling during coronavirus outbreak

Vulnerable groups set to benefit from improved legal aid support
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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