Editor’s choice of ICT items of note:

Measuring our Justice Digital Story

Yoti digital age verification trialled at supermarkets

Cabinet Office launches consultation on departmental data sharing

Millions of homeowners and tenants to get better access to faster broadband

LGA statement: Gigabit connections for every new build

UK and US research labs conduct back-to-back AI demonstrations

Rishi Sunak and Keir Starmer’s New Year Speeches, what do they mean for UK tech?

techUK @ CES 2023 - Day One: Applying tech to global challenges

Active Wellbeing 2023 Promoters Webinar: 11th Jan 11.30am - 12.30pm

Join our Active Wellbeing Webinar on 11 January at 11:30am to be among the first to hear all about this year’s Active Wellbeing.

  •  11.30am - 12.30pm Wednesday 11th January, 2023
  •  Virtual

You’ll get all the latest updates, including how to register and join a team, find out about all the resources, events and prizes, plus loads of ideas to help get your teams inspired and engaged ready for the start on 1 February. 

There will be a live Q&A at the end to ask and answer all your questions.

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

Tributes paid following the death of founding NICE chairman Professor Sir Mike Rawlins

NHS England appoints leading clinicians to board

Rapid NHS rollout sees 200,000 diabetes patients get lifechanging devices

NHS App hits over 30 million sign-ups

New partnership to boost research into vaccines for cancer

Precautionary and temporary measures introduced to improve Covid surveillance from China

A record year for people receiving NHS cancer treatment

NHS Confederation responds to BMA's announcement on strike ballots

“We must all do what we can to relieve pressure on the NHS”, as services face record demand

IPPR responds to Sunak on NHS crisis: collapse of health service is damaging economy as well as people’s lives

NHS Confederation responds to Prime Minister Rishi Sunak's new year speech

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

UK regains control of business subsidy regime

CMA: Subsidy Advice Unit opens for business

IPPR responds to Starmer speech: partnership approach is right for the economy, alongside greater investment

Prime Minister’s plan to build an innovative economy

John Rose, Director of The National Lottery Community Fund recognised in the New Year’s Honours List

Hundreds of thousands of pounds of funding for ‘lifeline’ credit unions as Ministers urge those struggling to turn to a safe place for help

Funding for rural communities

New funding to support child victims of abuse

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

How to do your bit for the environment in 2023

Small Grants Programme returns with awards of up to £15,000

Over 100,000 extra dental appointments this year – but missed appointments continue to bite

Prolific Burnley based waste criminal must pay over £360k

Government review to explore options to improve civil legal aid market

Prime Minister outlines his five key priorities for 2023

Statement from the Commissioner on yesterday’s speech by the Prime Minister

Coronation Claims Office to look at historic and ceremonial roles for King Charles III’s Coronation

Fifteen-minute care calls criticised by Ombudsman as ‘rarely enough’

Bridget Rosewell steps down as a Commissioner

Investigation under way following fatal Bradford collision

TUC: Attacking the right to strike does nothing to resolve current disputes

OS Maps named Walkers’ App of the Year sixth time in a row

SME Supplier Locator update...

With the officially stated target and ongoing drive for SME’s to receive £1 of every £3 spent on government contracts, UK public sector spend with SME’s is continually on the increase.

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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 More contributions to the Brexit process

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Reflective note to the year thinking back on the Women in Project Management conference and WiPM SIG 2022
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PMO wisdom interview with Moffitt Cancer Center, Winter 2022
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Six in 10 project professionals say their main project has been impacted by recent economic events in the UK
A new survey by Association for Project Management (APM) reveals the impact of recent economic events in the UK and the cost of living crisis on projects and the people who deliver them.