Editor’s choice of ICT items of note:

techUK publishes results of annual Govtech SME Survey

Landmark IT deal will provide access to digital tools and save hundreds of millions of pounds for the NHS

£70 million funding to secure UK position as a world-leader in quantum technology

Avoid scoring a cyber own goal when streaming Premier League's return

UK Space Agency: New satellite data made available to help tackle public challenges

Conveyancing sector wakes up to digital ID

Data analytics must drive the new world order

Remote Sensing and Machine Learning

Thursday, Jul 2, 2020 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM BST – With a long-standing focus and understanding of the Public Sector IT landscape this virtual round-table will discuss the key issues in provisioning IT services into the Public Sector.

During the session, industry experts including Henry Rex from Tech UK, will share insights on the things IT professionals in public service would be addressing if they were not being distracted by the current situation.  The intent is to debate and consider how to keep making progress on business priorities other than Covid-response alongside rapidly adapting to a ‘new normal’.

We welcome all Public Sector organisations that share this current priority topic, including Central and Local Government, Defence, Education and the NHS.
Find out more and Register for this free event

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

Communities tackling ‘lockdown loneliness’ thanks to vital National Lottery funding

World first coronavirus treatment approved for NHS use by government

Essential cancer services and support campaign urges patients: Don’t wait, don’t leave it too late

Universities Minister announces mental health support for students

COVID-19 Homelessness Response Fund grants

World-first scheme underway to tackle AMR and protect UK patients

NHS Confederation - Decisive action needed to tackle Covid-19 impact on BME people

NHS Digital enables researchers to find effective treatment for COVID-19

LGA responds to ADASS report on Coronavirus impact on social care

NHS Confederation - Survey ‘chilling reminder’ of need to overhaul how social care funded

Patient record flag can positively affect care of people with learning disabilities

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

Business Secretary leads economic recovery roundtables

‘One weird trick’ to bring project success

LGA statement on IFS report on COVID-19 business grant scheme

CBI responds to the latest labour market statistics

The importance of project management in businesses

Response to DFID and FCO merger

EIB Group and Banco Sabadell provide €576 million to finance SMEs and mid-caps

Funding boost for Swansea business giving recycled plastics a second life

Economic output fell by 2.5% in 2020 Quarter 1

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

Climate Change Agreement: Consultation response

What we learnt from the first phase of the GovTech Catalyst

Face coverings mandatory on public transport from 22 June

CBI Scotland responds to announcement of move to lockdown phase two

Crisis in Venezuela: Foreign Office statement, 17 June 2020

MP question on support for people who rely on rental income during pandemic

Imagining the potential of Wales as a true Nation of Sanctuary during Refugees Week 2020

Joint Call of Finance Ministers of the Five Eyes Nations

Operation Stovewood – Five arrests made as officers investigate Rotherham abuse claims

Six general licences re-issued for the control of wild birds

'There’s no need to ‘fly blind’ as we restore non-COVID-19 services'

FSA publishes updated allergen guidance to reflect changes to labelling laws

European foreign ministers meet to discuss Iran

Gradual introduction of Phase 2

Primula recalls all Primula Cheese tubes because of Clostridium botulinum

Improved training to reduce conflict in youth custody

CMA Chairman Andrew Tyrie to step down

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.

OmniCyber Security

 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

Scottish research facing twin threats of COVID and Brexit

EU-UK Statement following the High Level Meeting on 15 June

Coming up: EU budget, Brexit, anti-racism, Schengen

The UK-EU High Level Meeting – where do the talks go from here?

FSA outlines role of science in protecting consumers’ interests post-EU transition

EU-UK debate: MEPs will not back a deal at any cost

Lords fear security impact of failure to agree UK/EU security cooperation

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