Editor’s choice of ICT items of note:

The 3rd ROK-UK Cyber Dialogue Held in Seoul

Cyber Security Skills Key to Boosting Scottish Economy

How to build resilience and strengthen the cyber security procurement process – Procurement Essentials

ICO publishes SME Data Essentials pilot evaluation report

ICO statement following Scottish Government’s consensual data protection audit

Financial Conduct Authority to tackle competition problems with the trade data market

IFS - New data show signs of over 50s returning to the workforce

techUK’s Data Centres Council Strengthens Team


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

NHS pilots artificial intelligence software to cut missed hospital appointments

Opioid prescriptions cut by almost half a million in four years as NHS continues crackdown

Campaign to help parents with introducing babies to solid food

NHS scheme reduces chances of Type 2 diabetes for at risk adults

Thousands of patients to benefit from quicker diagnosis & more accurate tests from ground-breaking AI research

Our approach to assessing local authorities

Eight digitally enabled therapies to treat depression and anxiety in adults conditionally recommended by NICE

England Rare Diseases Action Plan to tackle health inequalities

Making the NHS more environmentally friendly

NHS Confederation - Extra investment needed to tackle surge in children and young people seeking support for eating disorders

IFS - Progression of parents in NHS medical and nursing careers

Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board put into Special Measures with board stepping aside
Editor’s choice of Business / Commercial items of note:

DBT unveils new 'Help to Grow' site to support businesses and grow the economy

Work Foundation - Only two in five British businesses have introduced support to help staff with the rising cost of living as many see operating costs rise

New guidance to help businesses co-operate on environment

Businesses urged to get ready for reforms to cut packaging waste

Trade-boosting North America Roadshow visits 12 UK cities in 12 days

New funding for National Parks announced

Up to £10 million in National Lottery funding made available to community-driven projects focusing on energy and climate

Boost for Community Projects in Orkney, Fife, and Highlands from the Scottish Land Fund

New funding for Wales based companies to develop bilingual content for young audiences

£15 million funding boost to strengthen supply of critical minerals

Organisations in Welsh communities celebrate grants from The National Lottery Community Fund

£7.2m National Lottery funding supports challenges of cost of living
Editor’s choice of Policy & General items of note:

Homelessness numbers will continue to rise without urgent action – LGA on homelessness statistics

Four suspected of people smuggling from Belgium to UK arrested by the NCA

CBI responds to Northern Ireland Protocol agreement

UK and Saudi Arabia sign new agreement during defence minister's visit

Joint Statement: UK-Indiana Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) Delegation

Ofcom’s commitment to our Welsh-language audience

Statement from the Commissioner on the legal age of marriage

Dame Julie Kenny DBE DL appointed Commissioner of Historic England

John Clarke announced as new Companies House chair

Name of new Yorkshire prison revealed

New transgender prisoner policy comes into force

Programme offers new route into Welsh secondary teaching

New Chair of the Independent Advisory Panel on Deaths in Custody appointed
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