Editor’s choice of ICT items of note:

Learning PRINCE2 virtually – a chance to upskill

Data Centres and COVID-19: Bulletin 8

New techUK Data Analytics and AI Leadership Committee elected

techUK - COVID-19 survey: third wave

UK firm pioneers technology to help communication in hospitals

New free online learning platform to boost workplace skills

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

NHS Confederation - Restoration of NHS services is about reset not just recovery

New guarantee on death in service benefits for frontline health and care staff during pandemic

NHS Confederation - Life assurance announcement is recognition of ‘selfless service’

Jump in NHS job applications as public back coronavirus battle

Primary care opening hours

Sellafield lab creates hand sanitiser for site and communities

Further expansion of access to coronavirus testing helps protect the most vulnerable

Update on the Ventilator Challenge

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

Covid-19: Update on tax policy documents

Working Through it: Assessing State Employment Support Responses to The Coronavirus

COP26 President closing remarks at Petersberg Climate Dialogue

More than £500 million of support reaches Welsh businesses

Economic growth confirmed at 0.2% in 2019 Quarter 4

CIPD - Employers call for furlough scheme to be more flexible and extended to September

Scottish retail sales contract 1.1% in the first quarter of 2020

Don’t panic! What COVID-19 teaches us about teamwork under pressure

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

Statement on Global Vaccine Summit

Digital solution to support youngsters in care during Covid-19

LGA and CIPFA publish fraud guidance

Civil Service Coffee Connect – the power of networking

PM statement in Downing Street: 27 April 2020

Coronavirus: LGA responds to Children's Commissioner report on vulnerable children

How to become a rollercoaster PM

Meet the landlord going the extra mile for his tenants and key workers during Covid-19 pandemic

Chancellor’s statement to Parliament

Are you missing out on help with your council tax bill?

An inspection of British Transport Police’s ability to minimise disruption on the rail network

Flying visit to Brazil lands drug trafficker in jail
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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Alchemy Asset Management Ltd

 More contributions to the Brexit process

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

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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.

SEHTA MedTech SMEs Catalogue of Companies offering solutions for Covid-19 for NHS
Following our call last week to companies, SEHTA has complied a catalogue of offers from companies, who can offer support by supplying Ventilators, Respirators, PPE, Screening, Monitoring, Digital Health Tech, etc etc.

Medilink UK - Message to Members
Medilink CEO, Kevin Kiely has released this message regarding the current Covid-19 crisis.

MedCity, SEHTA & One Nucleus - Covid-19 SME Executive Summary
The Covid-19 disease outbreak, the subsequent restrictions and the lockdown measures adopted by governments worldwide including the UK, have significantly affected the work of SMEs and start-up companies.

UKRI: EUREKA collaborative R&D: advanced materials
Innovate UK, part of UK Research and Innovation, is investing up to £1 million to fund collaborative business led research and development (R&D) projects.