Editor’s choice of ICT items of note:

International cyber security leaders to appear at flagship UK conference

Join the UK National Databank

Keeping a Hand on the Tiller: A Threat-Led Approach to Maritime Cyber Risk

Sky becomes latest broadband firm to launch social tariff, following Ofcom pressure

GEOPLACE CONFERENCE 2022: Connecting People and Places - Tuesday 10th and Wednesday 11th May

With 38 speakers over the two days, this year’s GeoPlace conference will explore a wide range of society’s most relevant themes, examining the need for the precise location information that sits at the heart of public services.

Every service provider needs to make a connection between people and places. Whether that’s powering a morning shower, connecting to superfast broadband and 5G, voting, or paying council tax. The role for location cannot be over valued in the fabric of our everyday lives.

Energy – its distribution and cost – is in the news. At GeoPlace 2022, speakers will be looking at the impact of joined-up systems behind the scenes, making it possible to ensure the most vulnerable in society get the support they need: a warm home, a safe home, and for everyone to have the chance to move home with the minimum of disruption to life.

Register here

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

Highest risk COVID-19 patients receive ‘brilliant’ new antivirals at home

NICE reaches important milestone in the UK’s efforts to tackle antimicrobial resistance.

Government to improve drug treatment in most deprived areas

Call for evidence for new 10-year plan to improve mental health

NHS Confederation - Healthy dose of realism needed about what the NHS can deliver amid pressures

NHS Confederation - 10-year plan for mental health provides opportunity to shape wider understanding and tackle scale of demand

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

Carrick Glen hospital bought by NHS Ayrshire & Arran

NHS Confederation - Progress on waiting times - but still a long way to go

NHS Confederation - NHS leaders and staff risk being abandoned by the government unless new ‘living with Covid’ plan is delivered

Health and social care watchdogs release joint guidance to tackle common mistakes seen in the aftercare of mental health in-patients

Government publishes the Goldacre Review into the use of health data

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

Trade Justice Movement: Carbon Border Adjustments and climate waivers: are trade deals going green?

New US Trade and Investment Envoys

IEA - Britain must eliminate non-tariff barriers to trade, urges new paper

LGA responds to Drug Strategy funding allocations

Protective security grant funding for Jewish institutions to continue

EU replacement funding £151 million less in first year

Funding boost as Places and Spaces fund goes nationwide

Extra funding for West Midlands community organisations

Nearly £8m in funding to extend employment support services

Unpaid carers in Wales are set to benefit from a £9m short breaks fund

MPs to look at new fund for fishing and seafood sector

Agreement with major developers to fund building safety repairs

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

Patients Association - Testing for COVID-19

JRF - Political inaction means inflation is leaving people in desperate situations

Use of face coverings

“Everything we do helps protect us and the people around us” – First Minister Mark Drakeford

A fine Easter weekend for most

Paedophile bragged online about abusing sleeping child

Free tuition for displaced Ukrainian students

Three people charged after £16m worth of crystal meth seized in Australia

IPPR: Rwanda asylum seeker offshoring plan is ‘a recipe for further human rights violations’

Brit paid for abuse of children in Philippines and Romania

Childcare savings for families

Hacking forum taken offline and UK suspect arrested

Ayrshire man jailed after importing 250kg of cocaine bulking agent

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