Editor’s choice of ICT items of note:

AXELOS and TSO launch PRINCE2 Agile app

Cyber security post-COVID-19

Department for International Trade Launches Future Tech Trade Strategy

Liz Truss launches future trade strategy for UK tech industry

2,500 new places on artificial intelligence and data science conversion courses now open to applicants

techUK talks Digital Identity at CogX

GovTech Update May 2020

Challenge: Oxford University Hospitals (OUH) NHS Trust needed to replace its increasingly out of date and limited paper-based “Early Warning” system which aimed to recognise and monitor deteriorating patients’ vital signs by scoring their results. Patient charts weren’t immediately available and it took time to share the data with clinicians. Also, legibility of notes was sporadic and the calculation of scores frequently produced errors.

Solution: Working closely with Sensyne Health, the Trust developed a web-based software application - The System for Electronic Notification and Documentation (SEND™) allowing health professionals to monitor patient health within medical facilities and from home, delivering early warning scores to clinicians. Crucial to their success, they needed to connect to the Health and Social Care Network (HSCN) to be able to securely send patient data for monitoring.

Impact: Significantly improved patient outcomes, including a 63% reduction in cardiac arrests.

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

Thousands of patients to benefit from NHS At Home roll-out

Extra mental health support for pupils and teachers

£300,000 for young carers

Making caring visible – an update on implementing the Carers Strategy

IEA - More cash won’t fix our broken childcare sector, says Professor Len Shackleton

COVID-19 tests offered to every care home for elderly or those with dementia

Charities to benefit from support for rough sleepers during pandemic

Adam Smith Inst - Revolution required to solve social care crisis

Whole home testing rolled out to all care homes in England

NHS Confederation - Lockdown gains must be sustained to prevent even more loss of life

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

Dounreay gives £100,000 to help businesses recover from Covid-19

How to bake sustainability into your projects

Business Secretary launches working groups to help unleash Britain's growth potential

More support for small businesses

CIPD - Two in three businesses have no clear employee training plans

Business Secretary's statement on coronavirus (COVID-19): 9 June 2020

Commercial and procurement eLearning modules

Merger of viagogo and StubHub raises competition concerns

Nottinghamshire business supports production of masks for public

New support for reopening and recovery of high streets

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

New powers for councils to keep cyclists safe

Tony Danker named as next CBI Director-General

Can you benchmark assurance?

Landlord Law online – take the course

IEA - New report outlines deregulatory and tax-cutting measures to reboot Britain

Sandwich placement scheme pilot

Invest in Housing First to keep people off the streets for good

Independent review into the Post Office Ltd Horizon IT system

Nominations Open: techUK Defence Programme elections

JRF responds to Social Mobility Commission report

COVID 19 impacts their overall perceptions of value for money

CCW appoints Emma Clancy as new chief executive

Support for tourism industry

UK maritime technology firm paves the way for greener oceans with 'micro-bubble carpet'

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.


 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

CBI responds to latest UK/EU negotiations

Written Ministerial Statement: Second meeting of the Withdrawal Agreement Joint Committee

COVID-19 no excuse for ignoring the constitutional challenges of Brexit

Joint statement following the meeting of the Withdrawal Agreement Specialised Committee on issues related to the implementation of the Protocol on the Sovereign Base Areas of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland in Cyprus.

UK and Gibraltar discussions with Spain regarding UK-EU future relationship

Brexit transition


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