Editor’s choice of ICT items of note:

West Midlands on track to create an extra 52,000 digital tech jobs and grow by £2.7 billion

Blog: Providing practical data protection guidance to the media sector

Dstl: Our Role in Cyber Defence


Creative social storytelling with NHS Digital & Doncaster Council
Webinar - Thursday, October 21st 2021 @ 4:00PM BST

Success on social media is not always determined by budget or resources, it’s about how well you can tell a story and how you harness creativity.

NHS Digital have recently transformed their comms strategy through online storytelling and Doncaster Council have repeatedly proven that public sector organizations can give B2C brands a run for their money on social channels.

We’re delighted to host this inspiring panel discussion with both of them, to find out exactly how they did it.This session is for everyone who works in marketing or communications and is not to be missed. 

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

NHS encourages pregnant women to get COVID-19 vaccine

UK completes over one million SARS-CoV-2 whole genome sequences

NHS Confederation responds to joint Committee report on lessons learnt from Covid

Caring for those who care for us

“It’s difficult to be the queer person and also the homeless person.”

In the wake of the Kerslake Commission, a new accredited qualification is being piloted for the homelessness sector

Annual information published on cost of NHS estate

NHS Confederation - Response to NHS England blueprint for improving access to GP services

NHS staff experience busiest September on record

NHS Digital launches new content in cyber security awareness campaign

Plan set out to improve access for NHS patients and support GPs

NHS Confederation - NHS delivers for patients but stretching it so thinly is a dangerous game

Major funding boost for Lancashire health tech firm

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

Knives, bladed items & hazardous materials: A Guide for Businesses

£450,000 to further boost events sector

Scottish business to be showcased at Global Investment Summit

Agreement reached to ensure supplies of CO2 to businesses

New capital raising review to boost UK companies and markets

UK and Italy announce new dialogue to boost exports and investment

CBI & 40 trade associations issue statement on business rates, saying action on investment needed at Budget

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

Boats put River Thames traffic at risk

LGA responds to joint Science and Technology and Health and Social Care committee report on coronavirus

UK to lead detector development for powerful particle collider

Over £300 million to attract and develop world-class teachers and leaders

Entries open for second Water Breakthrough Challenge to continue transformation of sector

Change communications – simplify the message and maximize engagement

High wage economy still a long way off, warns TUC

Paris Promised, Glasgow Must Deliver

29 new projects that will help ‘Team Wales’ tackle climate and nature emergencies

UK ministers meet to drive progress on tackling drug misuse

DfE Schools Commercial Autumn Expo: NEPRO³ webinar

Poultry keepers – Act now to reduce your risk from bird flu this winter

Europe’s Selfish Reaction to Australia’s Submarine Purchase

OECD agrees ground-breaking tax settlement for the global economy

Cervical screening campaign

Prisoners recycle hundreds of bikes for hospital staff
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Nuclear Decommissioning Authority
Latest News

The NDA group inclusion strategy 2021 to 2025
This strategy sets out the NDA’s diversity and inclusion priorities from 2021 to 2025.

Five UK companies have progressed through to the next phase of a £5.5 million radioactive waste segregation competition
The ‘Sort & Seg’ innovation competition, launched in July 2020, set the challenge of finding ways to sort and segregate mixed radioactive waste at some of the UK’s oldest nuclear sites.

Westminster event showcases NDA group apprentices
13 graduates and apprentices from across the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) group are representing the decommissioning sector at the Nuclear Skills & Apprenticeships Fair

Teaching a new dog nuclear tricks
A robot dog could soon be sniffing out hazards at Europe’s most complex nuclear site.

Low Level Waste Repository becomes a subsidiary of the NDA
Low Level Waste Repository Ltd (LLWR) is now a subsidiary of the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) after its ownership was transferred from UK Nuclear Waste Management Ltd (UKNWM).