Editor’s choice of ICT items of note:

UK claims number 2 spot in OECD digital government rankings

ICO fines British Airways £20m for data breach affecting more than 400,000 customers

Iranian who ran payment platform for cyber criminals arrested in UK

Update your workstation: small changes, big result!

Improving Broadband

Buying digitally, with social purpose

UK and partners condemn GRU cyber attacks against Olympic and Paralympic Games

Passwords are a pain in the *

Barrier-breaking computer science professor awarded Honorary Fellowship of the Chartered Institute for IT
Healthcare Webinar: Geographic approaches to demographic & population health data

How are Durham County Council and SCW CSU improving public health with location intelligence?

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  • Targeting resources to specific areas of need
  • Using primary care networks to make data-driven decisions at a local level
  • Powerful reporting of statistics down to small areas
  • Secure sharing and collaboration for a more interconnected NHS

Location Intelligence harnesses geography to provide a common framework for understanding big data in healthcare, because everything happens somewhere.

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

NHS strengthens mental health support for staff

Expert partnership to explore and establish Human Challenge studies of COVID-19 in the UK

Local COVID alert level update for Greater Manchester

Local COVID alert level update for South Yorkshire

Health Secretary warns of long-term effects of COVID-19 as new film released

NHS Confederation - NHS leaders ‘concerned about what’s round the corner’ as COVID deaths rise for fifth week

Chief executive welcomes new fund for local authority leisure centres

Health Minister awards £220m in funding for Princes Charles Hospital refurbishment

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

Time is running out for businesses to prepare

Investing in foundation industries: help to back innovators

Readout of PM and CDL call with business leaders 20 October

Government bodies adapt to continue support for British start-ups through Covid-19

HM Land Registry and Ordnance Survey extend support to British start-ups

£300 million for Welsh businesses

Business leader to head SEED healthcare alliance in Lancashire and South Cumbria

Secure and eco-friendly shredding through ESPO Framework 981

Tackling poor procurement practice in the public sector
Editor’s choice of Policy & General items of note:

Resilient Ukraine is Solution to Aggressive Russia

Government launches Root-and-Branch review of the parole system

HMICFRS inspection of the service provided to victims of crime by Greater Manchester Police

Citizens Advice - New restrictions, missing protections

CBI Wales responds to latest COVID-19 firebreak restrictions

Breaking Down the Taboos: Lifting the Lid off Cancer in BAME Communities

Passengers meet with councillors in campaign to save South Yorkshire’s buses

NCA appeals for help finding serial drugs trafficker

Watchdog warns charities and the public to protect themselves against fraudsters amid pandemic

Prepare to deliver – how to keep your fleet on the road this winter

LGA responds to improvements in housing support for vulnerable people

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

Welsh Secretary meets business leaders on EU transition

COVID-hit businesses call for pragmatic approach to secure historic UK-EU agreement – CBI & TRADE ASSOCIATIONS

EU Exit: Update on negotiations and the work of the Joint Committee

Meeting of the Withdrawal Agreement Joint Committee

Statement on further UK-EU negotiations: 21 October 2020


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