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Editor’s choice of other ICT items of note:

techUK:  DCMS Publish Call for Views on EU Cybersecurity Act

techUK:  UKRN publishes a report into Infrastructure Data Sharing

ICO:  SMOs must “prepare for all scenarios” to maintain data flows when UK leaves the EU

PC&PE:  Immersive & addictive technologies report published

AXELOS:  The Seven Cs of Programme Failure

 

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Working with WiredGov and The Public Services People Managers Association (PPMA), we have gathered the views from across the UK public sector covering government, education,housing associations, blue light, healthcare and the third sector. What is fascinating is that the challenges are consistent across these industries despite the obvious differences in services.

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

DHSC:  New physical activity guidelines issued by UK Chief Medical Officers

DHSC:  Public Health England launches new infectious disease strategy

DHSC:  Tens of thousands unaware they have deadly hepatitis C infection

NHS Digital:  New hub to enhance clinical trial capability

BEIS:  World's largest genetics project to tackle deadly diseases launches

Innovation Agency:  The race against the ‘selfish algorithm’

HL:  Do you provide support or supported housing in England? MHCLG survey callout

 
SME Supplier Locator update...

UK Government and public sector spend with SME’s is continually on the increase and by 2020, it is the stated intent of Cabinet Office that £1 of every £3 spent on government contracts goes to SME’s. 

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:

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

DIT:  New Security Export Strategy will boost British exports

10DS:  PM pledges to bring shipbuilding back to the UK

Home Office:  Expansion of the shortage of occupation list

DfT:  Government backs cutting-edge tech to drive down shipping emissions

Dstl award £3.2m contract to shape UK’s future combat vehicle fleet

UK Space Agency: New UK-led satellite will identify natural resources from space

Innovate UK:  Developing affordable urban heat networks - apply for funding

CCS:  Total Fleet Solutions

TUC campaign to protect terminally ill workers takes to the road

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

MoD:  New guide for parents of LGBT+ children

Defence Secretary announces boost for multi-£bn SKYNET 6 programme

EA:  Review to continue improvements in bio-waste sector

NCFE:  Tips for teachers - improving achievement when delivering NCFE qualifications for schools

TfL:  Plans for 20mph speed limit in central London given the green light

UK online centres:  Digitally excluded people to be supported to access online census

Cabinet Office:  National Leadership Centre programme launch

NAO:  Support for pupils with special educational needs & disabilities in England

DfE:  Major Review Into Support For Children With Special Educational Needs

DCMS:  Hundreds of students to take youth work qualifications after new government investment

HM Treasury:  Chancellor announces return of duty-free

 

 More contributions to the Brexit process

Still a ‘hot topic’, with widely spread views:

Researched Links:

GOV. UK – Brexit

Latest Documents

GOV.UK Brexit Search

How to prepare if the UK leaves the EU with no deal

BEIS:  Get your business ready for Brexit

DExEU:  Secretary of State speech at the Ambrosetti Forum: Intelligence on the World, Europe, and Italy

10DS:  PM press statement with Taoiseach Leo Varadkar: 9 September 2019

10DS:  Joint statement following the meeting between PM & Taoiseach Leo Varadkar: 9 September 2019

10DS:  PM meets businesses from across Northern Ireland

Home Office:  1.5m people apply to the EU Settlement Scheme

FCO:  Foreign Office ramps up support for hard-to-reach Brits

ICO:  SMOs must “prepare for all scenarios” to maintain data flows when UK leaves the EU

DIFD:  UK agreed trade continuity with six African nations

DfT:  Boost for hauliers’ Brexit preparation as multi-£m campaign launched

PC&PE:  European Union Committee draws special attention to UK-Swiss Agreement

PC&PE:  Too much secrecy over Brexit consultancy spend

NHS Confederation:  ‘Mini-deal’ needed to keep patients safe during Brexit

ScotGov:  Brexit help for EU citizens

techUK members survey: How prepared are members for a no deal Brexit?

FDA to PM: Don’t make our civil servants break the law or their code

OE Weekly Briefing: Can a Northern Ireland-only backstop provide a way out for the UK and the EU?

B4B:  What Makes Die-Hard Remainers Tick?

B4B:  Peak Brexit Lunacy

B4B:  Remainer MPs are doing incalculable damage to democracy

B4B:  Sovereignty: people, parliament, government 

B4B:  Now for a Free Trade Deal

B4B:  Draghi’s Dangerous Farewell

B4B:  Labour’s surreal referendum policy 

B4B:  No Right to Rule – MPs vs. The People

 
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Founded in 2005 as an organisation to understand and meet the needs of small healthcare businesses, we are one of the largest networks of individuals from Academia, Business and Care/Clinicians (with over 1,000 members), with the purpose of improving the health and care of the citizens of the UK as well as increasing wealth.  
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