Editor’s choice of ICT items of note:

We need a systems approach to data analytics and AI

Connecting Scotland

Using digital technology to support vulnerable residents during lockdown

Can GOV.UK Notify help the public sector write better emails, text messages and letters?

City and Guilds Online Basics assessment is retiring

Finding your PMO mojo following lockdown webinar

Video consultations – top tips for clinicians

Future Digital Inclusion funding reopens for application

Children’s privacy and data sharing in focus as ICO regulatory sandbox re-opens

Over £44,000 lost to a PayPal scam that uses hacked Facebook accounts to lure victims

Announcing techUK's August Cloud Security Champion!

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

10,000 people now signed up to COVID-19 immunity study

Plan to remobilise and re-design cancer care

Huge boost to national testing study will offer new COVID-19 insights

NHS Confederation - NHS leaders’ plea to Prime Minister – ‘honour your promise on social care’

New agreement means NICE recommends combination treatment for some lymphoma patients

LGA: Obesity stigma fuelling severe impact on adult social care

Supporting the health sector by providing full end-to-end logistics and document solutions

LGA responds to NHS Confederation report on social care

Celebs with cancer back NHS call for people to get symptoms checked

NHS nurse numbers continue rising with 13,840 more than last year

NICE extends consultation period for new quality standard on fetal alcohol spectrum disorder

Homeless Link responds to the Government’s homelessness statistics for Q1 2020

NHS Test and Trace successfully reaches over 80% of close contacts since launch
Editor’s choice of Business / Commercial items of note:

Whisky goes green thanks to UK government funding

Public encouraged to register for COVID-19 vaccine trials as 100,000 already sign-up

Abrupt end to furlough scheme will allow up to 2 million sustainable jobs to be lost, finds IPPR

Call for ideas | UK SPF are seeking potential research topics

£1 million funding for Aberdeen businesses affected by temporary measures

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

Free up valuable space with ESPO’s Document Management Solutions framework

Call for blogs: Building the Smarter State Campaign Week 2020

Delivering R100

How to discover Edinburgh’s secrets with a new kind of walking map

Waste crime taskforce conducts raid on site in Great Harwood, Lancashire

Basic Payment Scheme 2020 support scheme launched

Conflict-Related Sexual Violence in Ukraine: An Opportunity for Gender-Sensitive Policymaking?

STFC welcomes six new start-ups to its national space-tech business programme

Love Culture Week as part of Enjoy Summer Safely

Wales TUC: Infrastructure investment could create 59,000 jobs and boost economic recovery

UK House Price Index for April 2020

Monthly GDP Estimates for June

UK helps reduce more than 30 million tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions globally

SME Supplier Locator update...

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 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

Challenges set by ‘Schrems 2’ personal data ruling ‘won’t go away’ after Brexit, Institute for IT warns


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Nuclear Decommissioning Authority
Latest News

NDA calls for people to ‘have their say’ on its Strategy
The Nuclear Decommissioning Authority has today published its fourth Draft Strategy and begun a 12-week public consultation.

Innovative nuclear competition launch – are you ready for the challenge?
A £3.9 million competition is today being launched to find innovative ways to sort and segregate radioactive waste at some of the UK’s oldest nuclear sites.

New £25million contracts support nuclear decommissioning
Three new R&D contracts, worth up to £25million, have been awarded to look for innovative solutions to the technical challenges of delivering the NDA’s decommissioning mission.

Royal recognition for Dounreay team’s Coronavirus response
Dounreay has been recognised by His Royal Highness The Duke of Rothesay for its support for the community during the Coronavirus pandemic.

DSRL and LLWR to become NDA subsidiaries
The Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) has announced that Dounreay Site Restoration Ltd (DSRL) and LLW Repository Ltd (LLWR) will become wholly owned subsidiaries of the NDA