Editor’s choice of ICT items of note:

DCMS launches Cyber Discovery

COVID-19 contact tracing: data protection expectations on app development

NCSC provides security expertise on NHS COVID-19 contact tracing app

Blog: Information Commissioner sets out new priorities for UK data protection during COVID-19 and beyond

CyberLand: Teens given free online resources to improve cyber skills during lockdown

Using tech to support COPD patients

Using digital teaching tools

Using a virtual learning environment

Cyber experts shine light on online scams as British public flag over 160,000 suspect emails

COVID 19 Chatbot: AI Support during COVID 19 outbreak

We Build Bots, having experienced huge growth in traffic to their citizen service automation platform to the Public Sector since COVID19 became a real concern among UK citizens, have now created a COVID19 support bot “Signpost”

Deployed in minutes, it's already having a substantial impact on reducing call volumes. West Berkshire are among 12 deployments to date, and recently summed up the benefits…

“The bot uses the information on our website to signpost, streamlining user experience, decreasing dwell time on some pages and having an impact on call centre volumes. Last week it was being used 50-60 times per hour!” West Berkshire Council

The Signpost chatbot service costs £10k (a 90% reduction on our core product), and for that fee, we build, test, generate the code and supply it ready for your IT teams to simply paste into your website. As well as links to all Council service lines, the bot includes in-depth information on COVID19, covering all citizen needs to relieve pressure on Local Authority frontlines.

Discover more 

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

Temporary NHS Community Hospital in Surrey named after Mary Seacole

Understanding entrenched rough sleeping during COVID-19

Cyber warning issued for key healthcare organisations in UK and USA

New volunteer prescription delivery scheme to support those shielding or self-isolating

Coronavirus test, track and trace plan launched on Isle of Wight

Statistics released on obesity-related hospital admissions in England in 2018-19

Health and Social Care Secretary's statement on coronavirus (COVID-19): 4 May 2020

New COVID-19 guideline on acute kidney injury

Dedicated app for social care workers launched

Joint statement from Care Quality Commission, General Medical Council and Healthcare Improvement Scotland on death certification during the COVID-19 pandemic

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

COVID-19: Cabinet Office launches Bounce Back Loan scheme

New webinars to boost support for SMEs during coronavirus

6 simple changes project managers need to make now

Aid for private rental landlords

Preparing for economic recovery

UK and US start trade negotiations

SME manufactures see activity plunge sharply due to COVID-19 crisis - CBI

Business rates revaluation postponed

CMA blocks sports-fashion merger
Editor’s choice of Policy & General items of note:

Supporting people affected by drug use

Supporting students and universities dealing with the impact of coronavirus

Ombudsman issues guidance to councils and care providers

Regulator concludes regulatory case involving Alzheimer’s Society

techUK’s third COVID impact survey analysis

Citizens Advice - Coronavirus childcare: Is there a right to time off?

Short-term prisoner release

Government support package for universities and students

£5.4 million to support legal advice sector during the COVID-19 pandemic

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.

Polly Print & Packaging Ltd

 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

Vital national interests are at stake in future relationship negotiations with the EU


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