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Editor’s choice of ICT items of note:

50 online learning logins a second and other ways that show how Wales is ‘leading the way’ in digital services to support remote learning

Home Office working to restore Police National Computer data

Digital Technology in Prisons

Digital Secretary Oliver Dowden's Times Red Box Op-ed

Digital Public Services: What's Next?

Women in Technology

Loss of police database records due to best practice failures in three areas - says IT body

AI and healthcare

Final call for girls to enter UK contest to find top codebreakers

Spending Review - getting the right funding for the right challenges

Secure video calls help all prisoners maintain essential family ties during pandemic

ICO supports innovative data sharing projects to protect vulnerable people

 
TIME TO SPEAK UP! How the Public Sector can find its voice

Voice Technology has real potential to add value for Public Sector organisations and users, to solve problems and ultimately improve people’s lives. The current pandemic means that the public sector needs to find new ways to communicate and engage with the public more than ever.

3 Key benefits of voice:

  • Accessibility for those with disabilities
  • Speed and convenience
  • Personalisation

​​As 1 in 5 homes now owns a smart speaker, voice is set to be the fastest adopted technology in history. This latest guide outlines the key benefits of voice and the steps your organisation should take to get ahead of the curve. Access this latest guide

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

NHS Confederation - Every Mind Matters campaign welcome as mental health just as important as physical

British public urged to play their part in historic vaccine roll out

NHS COVID jabs available at rugby ground, racecourse, food court and cathedral

Extra funding to support unpaid carers

Health and Social Care Secretary's statement on coronavirus (COVID-19): 18 January 2021

AI at the forefront of efforts to treat coronavirus patients

More than 4 million people receive first dose of COVID-19 vaccine in UK

Psychologically Informed Peer Mentoring: A Summary of the Project in Basingstoke

New UK Government Covid testing site opens in Paisley

NHS patients to benefit from first full access deal in Europe for new CAR-T therapy recommended by NICE

Recovery app launched in Wales to help support people with long COVID

Independent hospitals to support elective care

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

Hiking corporation tax would be ‘illogical and counterproductive”, says IEA expert

Support for taxi and private hire drivers

First meeting of the new Build Back Better Business Council

UK Government helps more than 90,000 businesses in Scotland

Government tackles late payments to small firms to protect jobs

Billions of pounds of support helps businesses up and down the country

Government must act on Covid business support before Budget

Chinese business culture and market entry

Project management skills for financial services

NEPRO³ supports schools and academies with Salix funding

Business volumes return to growth - CBI/PwC quarterly financial services survey

More than £1.7 billion reaches businesses in Wales
 
Editor’s choice of Policy & General items of note:

Commission recommendations endorsed by Welsh Government

Funding received for equipment upgrade

Environmental opportunities in 2021

Review of restrictions

Joint Statement on Carrier Strike Group 2021 Joint Declaration Signing

A model for applying responsible project management: the doughnut

Equality body welcomes Police Scotland action on flexible working

Thank you to all our wonderful volunteers in Wales – please stay safe in Alert level 4

NDA strategic update

A vision for UK seas

Committee calls for evidence for two inquiries

GeoPlace Evaluates Unadopted Roads on Behalf of the Welsh Assembly

Update to taxi grant criteria

The UK-Japan Free Trade Summit
 
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.

Wilson Design Associates

 

 

 More contributions to the Brexit process

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