Editor’s choice of ICT items of note:

EmPowered: Hundreds of school pupils take part in cyber-themed week of learning

Online portal for Autumn/Winter vaccination programme

Chancellor chairs G7 Finance Track meeting on cyber security

New plans to boost cyber security of UK's digital supply chains

Digital Secretary asks CMA to carry out further investigation into NVIDIA’s takeover of Arm

Guest blog: WSO2 - How is the UK Public Sector faring on data sharing?

Call for minimum digital living standard - by professional body for IT

National Cyber Security Centre Annual Review 2021 Launch

Record number of cyber incidents mitigated as NCSC protects vaccine rollout

Government funds new tech in the fight against online child abuse

Why we think online HTML forms are usually better than document-based forms in government

UK and US defence conduct Cyber Management Review

Thursday 25th November 2021 10:30am until 11:30am

We're holding a FREE webinar for public sector organisations and procurement professionals within UK government, to help them get to grips with modern procurement. We also want to start the discussion and hear your thoughts on how it's all going!

During the webinar, we'll be joined by ex-Local Gov CIO and procurement expert Jos Creese, who'll deliver the session alongside Advice Cloud CEO Chris Farthing.

If you're unable to make this date, sign-up anyway as we always send round the recording to those registered.

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

Record breaking week for NHS COVID-19 booster jabs

The King's Fund responds to the latest hospital performance data

UK hits 12 million top-ups in record breaking week

NICE welcomes Professor Bee Wee CBE as new non-executive director

NHS vaccinates one million 12 to 15-year-olds

Government accepts JCVI advice on COVID-19 vaccination programme

Expanding primary care

Should we be talking about endings in Housing First?

NHS to open first specialist clinics for severely obese children

Preventing drug deaths

13 million top-up COVID-19 vaccines given across the UK

Safeguarding people sleeping rough: developing practice from lessons learned

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

TUC calls on new CEO of Clarks shoes to urgently meet union leaders to end ‘fire and rehire’ dispute

Further guidance to help businesses understand their obligations under new laws to strengthen national security

CIPD: 1 in 4 employers expect ‘hard-to-fill' vacancies to increase in the next six months, new CIPD research finds

Businesses want more help understanding their water consumption

How to write a specification – Procurement Essentials

Trade Secretary urges UK businesses to "Sell to the World"

Free sessions to help suppliers navigate the NEPO Portal

Business Ventilation Fund

Government meets businesses supporting LGBT people at work

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

Sellafield ‘blockbusters’ complete removal of iconic chimney top

Guest insight: Flow Management – Streamlining Patient Journeys

APM welcomes new Board trustees

First Minister comments on Glasgow Climate Pact

Welsh Government’s Young Person’s Guarantee officially launched

AHSN Network leading roll-out of innovative treatment for cardiovascular disease

COP26 verdict is governments urgently need to do more

Hospitals roll out three-in-one winter virus tests

Four from Birmingham arrested and gun seized as part of NCA firearms investigation

Personality clashes on projects: how to identify triggers and mitigate conflict

UNICEF UK Response The Outcomes of COP26 For Children And Young People

Exmouth tidal defence test a great success

£51m support fund to help families hardest hit by cost-of-living crisis

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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