Editor’s choice of ICT items of note:

New £210 million centre to advance AI and quantum computing

techUK is supporting Digital T Levels

Fast Forward for Digital Jobs

New study reveals the data of a year lived online for the UK

Webinar: Transport for Greater Manchester Deliver better citizen outcomes through accessible and useable data for all

Webinar: Tuesday June 15th 2021 at 10am 

Learn how a unique data and insight platform helped Transport for Greater Manchester make immediate, data-driven decisions.

There is no denying the overnight shift to remote working accelerated digital transformation plans for many UK local authorities. But how are you now embracing the future by ensuring that new ways of working, data access, and service delivery are secure and sustainable?

This webinar focuses on future proofing your organisation and explores howTransport for Greater Manchester (TfGM)turned data from systems and applications into information that is securely and readily available, with help from Crimson Macaw and AWS.

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

Coping strategies made a difference to young people's mental well-being during pandemic

Collection of GP Data for Planning and Research to go ahead on 1 September 2021

Delivering For Women: My experience

London’s first dedicated detox unit for homeless people set to open

Anne Longfield appointed by NHS to help transform care of children and young people with a learning disability and autism

100,000 help shape Women’s Health Strategy with more urged to come forward before close

Young people deliver record-breaking day for NHS COVID-19 jab bookings

Lord Bethell Daily Telegraph op-ed

NHS Confederation - Government platitudes need to rapidly turn into tangible solutions for NHS workforce

Further measures in additional areas to tackle Delta (B1.617.2) variant

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

New £210 million centre to create jobs of the future with AI and quantum computing

Government publishes National Procurement Policy Statement

CTSI Chief Executive John Herriman comments on UK-Australia free trade deal

Government to protect workers’ rights and clamp down on workplace abuse with powerful new body

Government confirms plans to modernise trade union regulator

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

Accelerating green growth

Customers are more than three times as likely to pay bills by credit card than ask for help

Refreshed GREAT campaign launched in 145 countries

Right decision to delay central NHS digital database, says BCS

Rapid test kits rolled out to pharmacies

Launch of competition for young people to help make UK spaceflight history

UK statement on the meeting of the Withdrawal Agreement Joint Committee: 9 June 2021

ONS’ mental health awareness and support recognised with gold award

Home Secretary at the Police Federation conference 2021

UK Government statement on the meeting of the Partnership Council: 9 June 2021

1Spatial strengthens strategic partnership with OS

Landmark £15 million woodland creation grant opens for applications

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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Championing mental health and wellbeing through the pandemic
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