Editor’s choice of ICT items of note:

£8m boost for digital learning in Further Education

Apply now: New programme to improve digital and data skills

Publication of the sale of knives etc to persons under 18 data tables

CIPD - Firms struggle to get a grip on people data despite workforce challenges

New data shows significant improvements in road safety in London since introduction of 20mph speed limits

Community-run broadband project in Michaelston Y Fedw successfully extends reach of faster broadband thanks to Welsh Government investment
UKAuthority Live: DDaT and the integration of health & care Friday 3rd March, 11:00 – 12:00 via Teams Live

UKAuthority Live: DDaT and the integration of health & care
Friday 3rd March, 11:00 – 12:00 via Teams Live

Technology will underpin effective working, integration and innovation across health and social care.But will legacy systems create a barrier to gaining the full benefits of integration? Will ICBs and local service providers harness the opportunities available from cloud? If so, will they look to public, private or hybrid operating models, and will data sovereignty issues impact those choices?

Register FREE here to join our expert panel as they discuss the future of DDaT in the integration of health and care.

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

New NICE quality standard identifies improvements in UTI diagnosis for women

CQC finds support is needed for London NHS trust’s urgent and emergency care

One-stop-shops for testing deliver over 3 million potentially lifesaving checks, tests and scans

Government backs new scheme to improve people's health in Wolverhampton

Women urged to take up NHS breast screening invites

£421 million to boost drug and alcohol treatment across England

Events to help shape future of IT systems at the heart of the NHS

First baby receives life-saving gene therapy on NHS

Government progress on digitising the NHS rated ‘inadequate’ by Expert Panel

NHS Confederation - NHS recovery or more strikes: Prime Minister must decide

Expert Panel publishes report on evaluation of Government commitments on the digitisation of the NHS

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

Government calls for views on software resilience and security for businesses and organisations

Helping businesses cut energy costs: Welsh Government and Development Bank launch new Green Business Loan Scheme

Takeover of eight vet businesses could increase costs for animal owners

Business fined £200,000 for making over 1.7million unlawful calls

Trade Secretary welcomes record year for services exports

British confectionery companies celebrate Valentine’s Day Down Under as trade deals set to slash tariffs

Welshpool Town Football Club’s new pitches part-funded by a grant from the UK Government

More two-year-olds across Wales to benefit from funded childcare with further £10 million investment

Op-ed from the Minister for Veterans' Affairs on nuclear test veterans community fund

Getting the basics right: £5 million tourism fund launched

£2 bus fare cap to be extended and bus services protected with new funding

Ukraine to receive multi-million pound capability boost from international fund

Experiences of nuclear test veterans to be further recognised as £200,000 fund opens for bids

Levelling up funding to improve green spaces in Northern Ireland
Editor’s choice of Policy & General items of note:

First Minister to resign

£130m for disabled children since launch of benefit

Centrica profits "undeserved” says IPPR

Russia’s actions have left over 21.8 million people in humanitarian need: UK statement to the OSCE

Political prisoners in Belarus: UK statement to the OSCE, February 2023

The UK will support a better future for Ukraine: UK statement to the OSCE

Investing in Communities

The King meets members of the Syrian and Turkish diaspora communities, following the recent earthquakes in the region

First step in the development of a new regional treatment hub underway

Audit Scotland - Councils need to better manage workloads and staffing levels to improve housing benefit services

The UK sends world-class team of medics to Turkey to provide vital emergency treatment

DWP leads way supporting people aged over 50 at work

Queen Mary’s Crown is removed from display at the Tower of London ahead of the Coronation

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