Editor’s choice of ICT items of note:

Digital Ethics Summit 2020 Day Two- Moving Forward in 2021

Digital Ethics Summit 2020 Day One- Lessons to be learnt from 2020

£4.9 million to make digital public services better for the people of Wales

£3m to fund new wave of Artificial Intelligence for the military

£2m innovation funding for surveying technology

New year, new DDaT leadership

What you need to know about G-Cloud 12

Government strengthens digital leadership

Sports clubs gather for summit on the cyber threat

5G Create trials to utilise Open RAN


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

New strategy to accelerate diagnosis and improve treatment of rare diseases

Government publishes plan for the largest vaccination programme in British history

NICE is gearing up for the evaluation of further digital health technologies as pilot project produces first result

Asymptomatic testing to be rolled out across the country starting this week

Everyone has the potential to be a life saver or taker depending on their actions, warns NHS Confederation

The Dying Homeless Project

Health and Social Care Secretary's statement on coronavirus (COVID-19): 11 January 2021

A vaccine delivery plan for everyone

UK launches Global Health Insurance Card

Vaccinating frontline workers and clients

New NHS maternity leadership training to address Ockenden Review recommendations

New UK Government COVID Testing Site Opens in Dumfries

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

How bad procurement can scupper a project

More than 8,000 new businesses launched by jobseekers in Wales

ITIL 4 Foundation: a universal guide to service management

FSCS declared 13 firms in default in November and December 2020

Changes to our frameworks in December

Is the modern day project manager soft enough? Webinar

£180 million fund for hospitality, leisure and tourism businesses opens this week

CMA breaks up motor parts merger

Economic Resilience Fund vital in protecting more than 60 jobs at Wrexham company

Business Minister: employers have a duty to spot early signs of domestic abuse

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

We’re all in this together

More than 2.2 million people in UK receive first dose of COVID-19 vaccine

UNICEF, WHO, IFRC and MSF announce the establishment of a global Ebola vaccine stockpile

Join us as we launch our new strategy

Government to deploy first British-manufactured rapid lateral flow antigen tests for COVID-19

New APIs to transform the way the public sector access and innovate with location data

Prime Minister's address to the One Planet Summit

How to Turn ‘Global Britain’ from a Slogan to Reality

LGA statement: School attendance during lockdown

2021: importance of communities set to remain high as people identify loneliness and isolation as a key issue to tackle in their local area

Business Secretary calls with business leaders: 11 January 2021
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GOV.UK Brexit Search

Future UK-EU relations: energy, environment and health call for evidence

Brexit deal leaves workers’ rights and environmental protections at serious risk of erosion, warns IPPR

'Wales in Germany 2021' is a celebration of our historic ties that won’t falter because of Brexit. First Minister Mark Drakeford

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