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This is the fourth in a series of six papers which are examining different aspects of our changing world and the implications for the project profession.

It focuses on the fast-changing field of mobility and transport – an area where new technologies promise to transform both how people travel and how goods are transported, with significant implications across the economy both in the UK and around the world.

Follow this link to find out more

 
Editor’s choice of other ICT items of note:

techUK:  Welcome to techUK's Drones4Good Week

techUK:  Tech Talent Charter Launches 2019 Diversity in Tech Report

!!!!!! NCSC:  Alert - Actors exploiting Citrix products vulnerability !!!!!

ICO Blog:  Adtech - the reform of real time bidding has started and will continue

ScotGov:  Scottish Cyber Assessment Service: guidance for suppliers (2)

AXELOS:  Why should you make cyber security people-centred?

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

DHSC:  HIV in the UK: towards zero HIV transmissions by 2030

NHS England:  Older people encouraged to ditch “stiff upper lip” approach to mental ill health

NHS Digital:  More patients to benefit from single secure access to healthcare apps as NHS Digital launches NHS login toolkit

ScotGov:  Supporting rural GPs

WAG:  £89m fund supporting new ways of delivering care across Wales

IPPR:  Revealed: GP gender pay gap as high as 35%

NICE:  Implantable cardiac monitors detect atrial fibrillation after stroke of unknown cause recommended for routine NHS adoption

Alzheimer’s Research UK: Report highlights critical areas of investment for Government’s ‘Dementia Moonshot’

Homeless Link:  Housing First - balancing the Principles in practice

 
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:

Click here to find out more.

Hireserve

 

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

BEIS:  Trees planted grown from seeds that went into space - UK Space Agency

NAO:  Government’s support to business 

DfT:  Electric taxis to go wireless thanks to new charging tech trial

DCMS:  Baroness Morgan speaking on how we can make technology work for everyone

Defra:  Agriculture Bill to boost environment & food production

UK Space Agency:  Search is on for young space entrepreneurs across the UK

Innovate UK:  Trialling new rail technologies: apply for contracts

RLA:  Meet the agency matching disabled people with rental homes

NCFE:  A recruiter’s guide to CV writing

NEPO Business Club programme launched

techUK:  Law Commission calls for an “overhaul” of Immigration Rules

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

MoD:  Cybersecurity in aviation - a regulator's perspective

LGA responds to new government advice to councils on adoption practices

STFC:  Smugglers beware! A new generation of cargo scanning is on its way

EHRC:  New guidance calls for employers to step up and protect staff from harassment

TfL:  New Routemaster buses to become front-boarding only

DfT:  Community projects across north compete to win Pacers

Unicef UK equalises parental leave for all

Foreign Secretary Statement on Taiwan Elections

DIFD:  Liverpool engineers help African nations shift towards clean energy

Cabinet Office:  New rules make it fairer for disabled candidates in PCC elections

Defra:  Time to step up and save our ocean

LC: Improved drafting of Immigration Rules to save Government £70m 

Home Office overhauls police complaints and discipline process

Action Fraud:  Courier fraudster who scammed vulnerable pensioner jailed

Trade/WTO: EU, U.S. and Japan agree on new ways to strengthen global rules on industrial subsidies

 

 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

PC&PE:  Report published on the Withdrawal Agreement Bill

ScotGov:  Protecting Scotland’s standards for trade

WAG:  Wales’ interests must be fully considered post-Brexit

Brexit: MEPs concerned about citizens' rights

OE Weekly Briefing: Devolution restored in Northern Ireland as the British & Irish Govts. prepare for the next phase of Brexit

IFG:  Brexit will not be "done" in 2020 – it will dominate government for years

IFG:  The government needs to counter its loss of clout in Europe after Brexit

B4B:  The Old Lion Has Woken

B4B:  Boris’s masterstroke? The demise of the Tory Ultra-Remainers

B4B:  General Boris - Time to Look at The Other Side of The Hill

B4B:  Equivalence for Fish? Err, that’s not a deal

 
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SEHTA

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.  
We do this by offering support on a one-to-one basis through our business support services and one-to-many through workshops, training and other events.


SEHTA 2020 International MedTech Expo & Conference
Over the last 15 years, South East Health Technologies Alliance (SEHTA) has developed an excellent reputation for support of its 1,300 members, especially SMEs, through its one to one mentoring, fund-finding, consultancy and events programme.

Opportunity for IPO and public markets support from London Stock Exchange
In its 25th year, London Stock Exchange’s AIM market was designed with growth companies in mind. 

Alder Hey Children's NHS Foundation Trust: Innovation - Medical Technology Products
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Internship: SEHTA Client work package research

SEHTA has an opportunity for an Internship starting in Feb/March 2020 to support us in our client work package research


2020 Medilink UK Healthcare Business Awards
2020 Medilink UK Healthcare Business Awards in association with Med-Tech Innovation Expo.