Editor’s choice of ICT items of note:

Joint statement of intent from the Agile Nations Working Group on Cyber Security for Consumer Connected Products

UK Defence cyber skills to be boosted through industry partnership

New National Cyber Advisory Board meets to protect UK’s interests

TfL launches more digital walking routes as part of new plan to boost leisure walking

LGA responds to Which? survey on slow take-up of broadband social tariffs

How new satellite technology could unlock broadband for remote homes


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

NHS catching more cancers earlier than ever before

NHS strikes deal for potentially life-saving breast cancer drug

NHS protects more than half of those due Autumn booster

Eight suppliers on Tech Innovation Framework are announced by NHS Digital

1.2 billion visits to NHS website in last 12 months

NHS Confederation - NHS leaders urge governments to take action on social care now

Welsh NHS Confederation respond to RCN announcement on strike action

NHS Confederation responds to RCN announcement on strike action

The King's Fund responds the latest NHS performance data

NHS Confederation - NHS continues to operate under huge pressure but has made progress in meeting rising demand for care

Chronic environmental impact, a simple preventative cure for the NHS

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

Supporting food and drink businesses

UK strengthens Taiwan trade ties as Minister visits Taipei

How HMRC assesses profits for some sole traders and partnerships to change

Join our aggregated contract by 2 December 2022, for support distributing cost of living funding

UK aid funding open to Oxfam

Government fund to support collaboration in farming communities opens

IFS - Funding for the early years likely to fall by 8% up to 2024 as a result of faster-than-expected cost rises

Funding pledge for loss and damage

England’s treasured island seabird populations to be protected with new government funding

Five funded athletes nominated for prestigious award

National Lottery funding ensures communities are supported through the cost of living crisis

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

PM statement at COP27: 7 November 2022

Lowest ever sales of livestock veterinary antibiotics recorded in UK

25 years for paedophile who paid to watch children as young as two raped via video calls

NCA joins appeal for ‘Scorpion’ – the people smuggling boss convicted in Belgium

The Princess of Wales visits Colham Manor Children’s Centre

Customer newsletters for November

The King visits Yorkshire

NEPO Awarded Advanced Good Work Pledge

Skills Bootcamps will help plug skills gaps, but improvements are needed

Review of Science Advisory Committees and Joint Expert Committees

Council and police seize large quantity of unlicensed fireworks

Have your say on how Welsh-speaking communities can be strengthened

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APM hosts Life Science Sector Roundtable event

Association for Project Management (APM) was delighted to host an exclusive roundtable event for the life science sector which took place in November at the Institute of Directors in London.

All project stakeholders have different needs
All project stakeholders have different needs, objectives, responsibilities and priorities.

The Board of Directors’ Social Capital and Construction Firms’ Environmental Profiles
New research by Association for Project Management (APM) takes the first step in providing data-driven evidence for the power of social networks to enhance organisational performance around achieving environmental sustainability goals in a project-intensive industry sector.

Accelerating Black Inclusion
Earlier this year I came across an Association for Project Management (APM) survey that stated only 4% of Project Professionals identify as Black, African, Caribbean, or Black British.