Editor’s choice of ICT items of note:

NCSC urges organisations to prepare for the long haul on Russia-Ukraine

Data Sharing: Getting the UK back on the right track

28 organisations yet to report gender pay gap data

Ordnance Survey supports the British Heart Foundation’s national database of defibrillators

The Data City partners with CBI Economics on new net zero analysis

Large Hadron Collider takes first data in record-breaking run

From Government to start-ups, the OS Data Hub delivers value to thousands of new customers

New data agreement with the Republic of Korea to spark new era of digital trade

UKA Live: Take control of your digital destiny | Friday 15 July | 11:00 – 12:00 via Teams Live

UKA Live: Take control of your digital destiny | Friday 15 July | 11:00 – 12:00 via Teams

Do low code technologies deliver digital autonomy for local government?

While budgets and staff have reduced significantly over the last decade, citizen expectations have not. There are many stages of a citizen journey from request to fulfilment. If each of those stages are not transformed, you get lots of re-work, re-keying and errors.

Local government needs solutions that are fit, agile and able to integrate legacy systems seamlessly into modern digital processes.

Join us for UKA Live on 15 Julyto explore how low code technologies can deliver digital autonomy for local authorities.

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

Our annual update on the safe management and use of controlled drugs

Dame Deborah James helps more people check signs of cancer

NHS saves £1.2 billion on medicines over three years

New research reveals how Local Authorities can, and should, do more for migrants with no recourse to public funds.

Health and care staff honoured In annual NHS Parliamentary Awards

New analysis reveals trends in children and young people's mental health care in Wales

Why it's important to have a gendered approach to Housing First

Parents and young people urged to use trusted sources for vaccine information

World’s first chemo drone delivery announced on NHS birthday

NHS Confederation responds to the resignations of the health secretary and the Chancellor

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

Embracing responsible business in 2021/22

Almost 3 in 4 FS firms see staff training as top business priority – CBI/PwC Financial Services Survey

CBI - Pandemic-born businesses could add £20.4bn to UK economy

MPs warn Government against overselling benefits of Australia trade deal

Government launches consultation on reforms to the funding arrangements for the Homelessness Prevention Grant for 2023/24 onwards

New funding opportunity: The Digital Inclusion Capability Grant

Scottish golf backed by £3m funding

£12 million #iwill Fund boost to support youth social action across the country

Deputy Minister bangs the drum for Welsh music: funding to help Wales music sector hit the right note

Chair of The National Lottery Community Fund, Blondel Cluff CBE, welcomes four new Board members

The Secretary of State has appointed four new Board Members to the National Lottery Community Fund

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

Warmer weather on the way

Government seeks views on Highly Protected Marine Areas (HPMAs)

Second cycling and walking investment strategy – July 2022

The Defence and Security Accelerator launches the Ideas Marketplace

Committee activity in House of Lords reviewed during 2021-22 Parliamentary Session

42,000 jobs can be created making UK schools safer, greener and more energy efficient

Plans to introduce regulation of dermal fillers

Survey: More than half of landlords and agents unable to recoup pet damage costs

COP27: Navigating a difficult road to Sharm El-Sheikh

Norwegian gas strike shows the danger of the UK’s dithering on domestic drilling, says IEA energy analyst

OS launches new virtual national work experience programme for year 10 students

Reference to the Supreme Court on independence referendum published

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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Behind the screens: ICO calls for review into use of private email and messaging apps within government
The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has today called for a government review into the systemic risks and areas for improvement around the use of private correspondence channels – including private email, WhatsApp and other similar messaging apps.

ICO and NCSC stand together against ransomware payments being made
Solicitors are today being asked to play their part in keeping the UK safe online by helping to tackle the rise in organisations paying out to ransomware criminals.

ICO and Personal Information Protection Commission, South Korea, sign Memorandum of Understanding
The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) and the South Korean Personal Information Protection Commission (PIPC) have a strong relationship which recognises their shared common mission to uphold people’s information rights, while supporting digital innovation and economic development. 

ICO sets out revised approach to public sector enforcement
The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has today set out a revised approach to working more effectively with public authorities.

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