Editor’s choice of ICT items of note:

NCSC statement on Queen's University Belfast incident

Barrier to gigabit-capable broadband removed with new TILP Bill

Help on hand to shop securely online this Mother's Day

Rewind: techUK publishes landmark ‘Unlocking Value Across the UK’s Digital Twin Ecosystem’ report

Carbon leakage: prevent firms from avoiding emissions rules

Fintech Review: key reforms to boost sector now

The Artificial Intelligence Battlespace

What is Local Digital Capital and why is it important?

Creating an inclusive digital world

Webinar: Harnessing IoT for Hospitals and Healthcare

During this webinar we will highlight how location intelligence can help streamline hospital facilities management, reduce missed appointments from inefficient hospital navigation, and improve public health interventions by monitoring the environment with IoT. We’ll also explore how location intelligence can enable you to: 

  • Efficiently route patients/staff to where they need to be with intuitive mobile apps. 
  • Track high value equipment with a digital twin of your hospital. 
  • Care for patients in their own homes with real-time monitoring of patient devices. 
Editor’s choice of Health, Social Care & Homelessness related items of note:

NHS England strikes deal on life-saving gene-therapy drug that can help babies with rare genetic disease move and walk

Act now to avoid 12,000 extra heart attacks and strokes due to pandemic care disruption, warns IPPR

NHS Confederation - Warning NHS waiting list could be scratching the surface

Schools and colleges reopened yesterday as part of Step One of the roadmap

Regulators join forces to safeguard rights of people in health and social care

Relaunch of the Act FAST campaign to improve stroke outcomes

NICE approves life-changing gene therapy for treating spinal muscular atrophy

NHS text alerts for life-saving Covid jab

Vaccination Frontline

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

To make informed business decisions faster, tap the power of Geographic Data

Aviation sector unions and businesses publish joint call for survival support

Rental sector loan schemes extended

Over £90 million government funding to power green technologies

Apprenticeship incentive payments extended

New report shows 6.5 million jobs supported by exports

Welsh Government extends measures to protect businesses from eviction until end of June 2021

£533 million paid to businesses since November

Second wind for the Humber, Teesside and UK energy industry

HSBC launches £15bn lending fund to help UK SMEs grow again

A helpful companion for start-up businesses

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

Digital Future Art and Culture showcase at SXSW online

Standards Committee gather views on MPs Code of Conduct as part of comprehensive review

Extra £72m to support learners as they return to school

UK’s world-leading ivory ban moves step closer

Committee Welcomes New Regulation that Protects Tenants from Eviction

Providing financial certainty

“When we stand together, united as one community, we can make a real difference to tackling hate crime in our society.”

Regulator launches campaign to help charity trustees be “certain in uncertain times”

Scottish Government emergency support for Ethiopia

£5 million boost for local authorities to tackle air pollution

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.

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