Editor’s choice of ICT items of note:

Organisations helping most vulnerable in society offered free cyber security support

Using data on previous absence to predict current absence

The Big Ask Data Challenge for Key Stage 3 and 4 students

Ofcom presses ahead with work to protect children online

Ofcom supports organisations boosting online literacy skills in local communities

NCSC announces new joint directors for software security research institute

Crypto; what is it and how does the law work when things go wrong?

techUK at CES 2023 - Day Three: Best Innovations in Smart/Connected Home

The state of AI in the UK: What we can expect from 2023 and beyond

WEF Global Risk Report 2023: What does it mean for Tech?

Government Science for Office publishes Wireless 2030 report
White Paper: Organisational Agility Across the UK Public Sector

The public sector trails the private sector in agile practices necessary to unlock true innovation and agility, but this stereotype overlooks the good work being done by public sector organisations in the UK.

This global survey of998executives found that of the nine sectors that were ranked,the public sector came fourth for the proportion of organisations that were ranked as “leaders”: those able to innovate continuously, at scale and pace.

This positive outlook is nevertheless not a reflection of the public sector as a whole, and in today’s economic, social and diplomatic climate, much improvement is needed.

Access the full report

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

New “artificial pancreas” technology set to change the lives of people having difficulty managing their type 1 diabetes

NHS delivers 20 million flu jabs as critical care cases rise

Up to £250 million to speed up hospital discharge

Patients encourage public to get flu jabs as hospital cases soar

Oral statement on new discharge funding and NHS winter pressures - 9th January 2023

NHS Confederation - Government playing catch up on NHS crisis, say health leaders

NHS Confederation responds to the latest performance statistics and winter situation report

NHS Confederation responds to government statement on minimum staffing levels during industrial action

Additional Winter support for NHS

NHS Confederation responds to Secretary of State's statement on NHS pressures and discussions on industrial action

The King's Fund responds to the latest NHS performance stats

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

Additional funding to protect domestic abuse victims welcomed

UK-wide funding confirmed to 2025 for the multi-sport grassroots facilities programme

£5 million fund to be created to support innovation in Further Education

Fund launched to protect domestic abuse victims through prevention

£7 million tech fund to decarbonise freight and boost innovation

Welcome to 2023 – a New Year message from David Knott, Chief Executive of The National Lottery Community Fund

Funding boost to support more young people to progress in education

The National Lottery Community Fund appoints Shane Ryan MBE as Senior Adviser

Winter funding for food groups

Safer Streets Fund is building confidence in the police

GDP: Holding down pay is putting our economy in a doom loop, says TUC
Editor’s choice of Policy & General items of note:

Seneca Valley Virus confirmed in pigs in England

Audit Scotland - Scotland's councils face mounting financial challenges

Ofqual seeks views on rules for level 2 and below qualifications

New cutting edge bag scanners to halt illegal items at prison gates

UKHSA begins testing arrivals from China to enhance detection of new variants

LGA - Coastal landfill time bomb needs urgent action

Prestigious military honours for Dstl staff

Sir John Armitt reappointed as Chair of the National Infrastructure Commission

Executive Leadership Team complete with Chief Financial Officer appointment

Professor Jas Pal Badyal appointed Chief Scientific Adviser for Wales

Colombia remains an example to the world of the transformative potential of dialogue and leadership

Northern Ireland Secretary and Foreign Secretary meet political leaders in Belfast
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.

Daniel Watney LLP


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