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The two faces of digital transformation

As the public sector progresses beyond digital implementation to evolution, Idox shares its views on how a people-centred approach to digitisation can help organisations get more from their investments, as well as support the creation of effective end-to-end digital journeys.

The implementation of innovative technology to support smarter working, service transformation, and improved engagement has […]

Kodak Alaris wins tender to support UHB’s drive for digital excellence

Kodak Alaris Information Management and long-standing partner Insight, have successfully tendered to provide University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust (UHB), one of 16 Global Digital Exemplar (GDE) acute trusts, with a fast and efficient scanning solution embedded within the Trust’s existing line of business application.

As part of its goal to exploit the potential […]

RESTORE SCAN APPOINTS CIM AMBASSADOR AS ITS MARKETING DIRECTOR

Ruth Williams

Restore Scan, the specialist document scanning sector of Restore Document Management, has appointed high-flyer Ruth Williams as its new Marketing Director, to help the company prepare to accelerate its expansion strategy. She brings with her outstanding talent in corporate communications and a wealth of integrated B2B marketing experience.

Formerly Head of Marketing […]

IT experts tell GPSJ: ‘Government not doing enough to protect public sector against cyberattacks’

76% of UK CEOs are concerned about cyber threats

Reporter: Stuart Littleford

In May the NHS suffered a large scale ransomware attack and although the attack was not specifically targeted at the NHS a lack of IT security awareness and variations in software on IT systems in the organisation meant the affects were devastating.

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New HSJ Partnership Awards will recognise inspirational architects and construction firms that are helping to transform the NHS

Awards will highlight the work of a variety of private sector organisations that partner with the NHS to deliver improved patient outcomes and cost-effective care

Architects and construction firms are invited to enter a new awards scheme designed to recognise private sector organisations that work behind the scenes to help the NHS deliver better and […]

Half of local authorities across the UK are unprepared to deal with a cyber attack: PwC Research

76% of UK CEOs are concerned about cyber threats

Reporter: Stuart Littleford

Just over half (53%) of local authorities across the UK are prepared to deal with a cyber attack according to research by PwC.

While the latest PwC Global CEO survey found that 76% of UK CEOs are concerned about cyber threats, only […]

EEM Supply Chain Showcase 2016

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The EEM Supply Chain Showcase takes place in Nottingahm on 29 & 30 September 2016.

EEM Ltd is free to join, not for profit organisation supporting 63 public sector organisations in finding best value products & services through collaborative procurement. EEM secure contracts with 100’s of suppliers and manufacturers, covering all […]

Police and health services working to help people with mental health needs

Support Worker Nicholas Blunt, PC Michael Clarke, Specialist Mental Health Practitioner Louise Shaw

Greater Manchester Police (GMP) and local health services are working in partnership to help people with mental health needs who frequently come into contact with the police.

A 12 month pilot will see mental health professionals from Pennine Care NHS Foundation […]

Outsourcing: How to save money and time on supplier assessment and contractor compliance

The Altius supplier assessment and supply chain compliance framework

By Gary Plant, Managing Director of supplier assessment and compliance specialist Altius

Outsourcing can help tightly stretched public sector budgets stretch further and free up resources. But it can go spectacularly wrong if your supplier assessment and compliance systems are weak, or you don’t have […]

YPO launches new flexible framework for HR services

Paul Smith, Executive Director – YPO

YPO, the UK’s largest publicly owned buying organisation, has launched a new framework to support HR services across the public sector. The HR Services and Solutions framework provides a compliant and value driven route to market for public sector organisations procuring managed services for contingent labour, consultancy, permanent […]

How training breaks down barriers to whistleblowing and fraud prevention

Article by Rachael Tiffen, Head of Counter Fraud and Governance at CIPFA

 

Establishing clear guidelines and policy for whistleblowing is a significant part of preventing and detecting fraud and misconduct in the workplace. It isn’t something which should be overlooked or swept under the carpet, especially as public services fraud costs the tax payer […]

Comensura joins Crown Commercial Services framework for supply of non-medical, non-clinical staff

Comensura, a temporary labour supply management specialist is pleased to announce it has recently been awarded a place on the Crown Commercial Services (CCS) framework for the supply of non-medical, non-clinical (NMNC) temporary and fixed term staff.

Comensura successfully tendered for Lot 1 on the framework, for a neutral vendor managed service for the procurement […]

Don’t risk a lopsided public service

Paul Connolly is Director of the MCA Think Tank

2015 is a crucial year for the public sector. The General Election has passed, and economic growth continues, but still the looming threats of Brexit, Grexit and Scoxit remain. If the challenges of the last Parliament were significant, going forward they will be even greater.

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Getting Localism Right

Paul Connolly

Localism: seen by many as the answer to almost every local government question.

With good reason. Councils are close to the communities they serve. They are more immediately accountable to citizens than Whitehall departments, able to respond faster to what communities want.

And localism has the wind in its sails, as evidenced […]