Editor’s choice of ICT items of note:

Glasgow AI experts receive UK Government funding

NCSC response to speculation about cyber attacks on UK coronavirus research

Harnessing digital for economic recovery

Many people lacking basic digital skills during lockdown, new survey finds

OPSS launches Christmas online toy safety campaign

How Passwordless Authentication supports the principles of Zero Trust

AI to assist projects has been around for decades – why aren’t we using it?

Over £20 million boost to digital adoption and business support provided by the Scottish Government

Royal Society Report: Digital tech and the planet


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Committee Chair Jeremy Hunt criticises failures that ‘make a mockery’ of NHS workforce planning

NHS Confederation - Public health cuts are ‘false economy’

Audit Wales - NHS spends an additional £501m dealing with COVID-19 midway through the year

Let’s keep talking about mental health

Eliminating HIV transmission by 2030

Health and Social Care Secretary's statement on coronavirus (COVID-19): 30 November 2020

What have we learned from our initial response to Coronavirus in Wales?

'Lockdown was the only way to stop the NHS being broken' - The Times Weekend Essay

Deterioration due to rapid offload of pleural effusion fluid from chest drains

Clinical evaluation confirms accuracy of LAMP test

COVID-19 vaccine roll-out to start across Wales

Innovative technology to detect abnormal heart rhythms recommended by NICE for NHS use while further data is collected

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

October 2020 Price Paid Data

£2.4 billion munitions deal secures thousands of UK jobs

Boost for high street as Jenrick extends opening hours for Christmas shopping

CMA reports on the state of competition in the UK

£340m support for Welsh businesses as new coronavirus rules announced

NEPO311 Water Retail Services awarded to Wave

TUC – government must step in to help struggling retail sector

RPA makes full payments to thousands of rural businesses

UK-Japan CEPA Business Guidance

Transforming Towns programme to provide funding boost for towns and businesses across Wales

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

CBI responds to UK approval of Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine for widespread use

Discovering Collections, Discovering Communities: New Sponsor

The importance of diversity and inclusion in project management training and development

Meet the ADB Support Foundation

Minister for Pensions Guy Opperman's speech on a new direction for trustee stewardship

CashBack for Communities

Know your employment rights and responsibilities' urges new campaign

Shared Learning Awards 2020: Winner announced

Did you know that cancer is classed as a disability under the Equality Act?

Highways England launch ITCF and OTCF frameworks

Calling on all parts of society to increase climate ambition

Citizens Advice responds to CMA's two year loyalty penalty update

Community Asymptomatic Test site opens in Johnstone

Ofgem protects customers of failed supplier Yorkshire Energy
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:

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