Editor’s choice of ICT items of note:

DCMS data reform consultation

Permanent location of National Cyber Force campus announced

Welcome to UK-Asia Pacific Digital Trade Week!

ICO response to DCMS consultation “Data: a new direction”

ONS launches Integrated Data Service to boost government collaboration on data sharing

Three universities gain recognition from experts for their top cyber security education

Permanent location of National Cyber Force campus announced

Your Guide to Public Sector Payments
We get it. Payments just need to work. But they have the potential to do so much more. When done right, they can act as an enabler for your organisation by improving efficiencies and creating better customer experiences.
This guide will walk you step-by-step through optimising your payments. You’ll learn how to:
  • Reduce customer friction
  • Simplify reconcilliation
  • Get predictable cash flow
Editor’s choice of Health, Social Care & Homelessness related items of note:

New NHS Wales Chief Executive and Director General for Health and Social Services appointed

NICE recommends first treatment in two decades for sickle cell disease

Mental health: a decade of change in just 2 years

NHS announces deal for life changing sickle cell treatment

New Every Mind Matters campaign to improve people's mental health

NICE updates managing COVID guideline with new monoclonal antibody recommendations

Over £300 million new winter investment for health and care

New draft guideline to help reduce health inequalities in people experiencing homelessness

Improving working conditions for junior doctors

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

Incentives for businesses to recruit apprentices further extended by Welsh Government

National Physical Laboratory announces the appointment of new Chair of the NPL Management Ltd Board

£500 million Plan for Jobs Expansion

Opening up trade with China on the digital silk road

New jobs programme to create life changing opportunities for 16-18 year olds in Wales

Business and IT: collectively envisioning a new future

UK prepares for trade deal with Gulf Cooperation Council
Editor’s choice of Policy & General items of note:

Dame Rachel de Souza DBE responds to an announcement on exams from the new Head of Ofqual Dr Jo Saxton

TUC – Government doesn’t have a “serious plan” for raising living standards

NI man arrested by the NCA as part of international people smuggling investigation

APM welcomes local MP Greg Smith

Online Fraud Steering Group: collaborative efforts to disrupt fraudsters

Playing our part to turn the tide on climate change

An interview with Sachin Jogia, our new Chief Technology Officer

Dorset Police officer dismissed for gross misconduct

NRLA partner with tech firm Kamma to support landlords with rising demands of PRS licensing

Iraqi elections still do not deliver democracy

Project launched to tackle greenwashing in food and drink sectors

First Ministers unite to demand Prime Minister reverses Universal Credit cut

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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Latest Articles

How will you, how should I, how will we shape our future together?
Roxanne Ohene, Deputy Director, National Leadership Centre and Co-chair of the SCS Race to the Top network discusses the importance of leadership in the Civil Service and making sustainable improvements to how we serve our citizens

Supporting each other during unprecedented times
In light of recent events, Civil Service Race Champion Richard Heaton considers how far we still have to go to be truly diverse and inclusive.
Making caring visible – an update on implementing the Carers Strategy
Making caring visible – an update on implementing the Carers Strategy
Marking the start of Carers Week, Government Chief People Officer Rupert McNeil picks out some highlights from the newly published progress report on the Civil Service Carers Strategy.
The pandemic benchmarking test for mental health and wellbeing
The pandemic benchmarking test for mental health and wellbeing
Civil Service Health and Wellbeing Champion Jonathan Jones on how the coronavirus pandemic has set a new direction for the organisation’s Thriving at Work journey.
Championing mental health and wellbeing through the pandemic
Championing mental health and wellbeing through the pandemic
In Mental Health Awareness Week, Government Chief People Office Rupert McNeil introduces a virtual wellbeing and leadership learning package on how to manage through a crisis and work towards a common goal.