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Want to improve NHS productivity? Start by addressing its legacy IT

The state of NHS infrastructure and legacy systems has started to attract attention from organisations worried about falling productivity. The Highland Marketing advisory board asked what it will take to fix the issues, against a backdrop of more funding being diverted from digital to “the frontline.”  

The NHS is heading for a significant financial

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Tough times for councils mean shared services must be the way forward

The stark economic challenges being faced by the UK public sector and local councils especially have been impossible to ignore recently. The sheer scale of the issue is becoming clearer over time with the Special Interest Group of Municipal Authorities (SIGOMA) indicating

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Manchester homeless charity receives donation of repurposed counterfeit clothing from police raids

Reporter: Stuart Littleford

A recent operation by Greater Manchester Police has seen tonnes of seized counterfeit clothing being recycled to help homeless people and low-income families in Manchester.

Left to right: Tim Jensen from Lighthouse Security, Harry Dwan from the Mustard Tree and Inspector Dan Cullum from Op Vulcan

In the last 14

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Contract for NHS Scotland diagnostic imaging technology awarded to Sectra

Radiology teams and other healthcare professionals throughout the NHS in Scotland are to benefit from a new agreement that will see a cloud-based enterprise imaging service delivered across 15 NHS boards by international medical imaging IT company Sectra.  

The agreement with NHS National Services Scotland (NSS) will provide tools that will support healthcare teams

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Almost 500 jobs created as procurement experts Fusion21 help organisations reach social value targets

Reporter: Stacy Clarke

Almost 500 jobs and 90 new apprenticeships have been created within a year thanks to work delivered through social enterprise and procurement expert Fusion21.

Celebrating its 21st anniversary this year, Fusion21 ensures its members, ranging from social housing associations to education and health providers, include social value targets as part of

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AVC Wise Secures Place on UK’s First Salary Sacrifice AVC Framework

Reporter: Stuart Littleford

Additional Voluntary Contribution (AVC) service provider, AVC Wise Ltd. (AVC Wise), has been awarded a place on the UK’s first and only Salary Sacrifice AVC Framework, and as the only approved supplier on the framework.

Portsmouth City Council has launched the new framework meaning other public sector organisations can seamlessly enter

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Motorola Solutions Expands Mobile Video Portfolio with LTE-Enabled Body Camera

New V500 provides live-streaming of video and location for greater awareness, safety and efficiency on the frontline

Motorola Solutions (NYSE: MSI) has unveiled the LTE-enabled V500 body camera, the newest addition to the company’s mobile video portfolio that brings critical real-time field intelligence to emergency response. The V500 body camera enables first responders to

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HID Wins Contract to Provide Finland with New Drivers’ License and European Second-Generation Smart Tachograph Card Solution

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North Herts Council rolls out TechnologyOne’s full SaaS ERP suite

North Herts Council (NHC) is set to revolutionise its operations and enhance service delivery with the adoption of TechnologyOne’s Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) suite. 

The comprehensive solution encompasses financials, supply chain management, Enterprise Asset Management (EAM), and Corporate Performance Management (CPM), establishing North Herts Council as a pioneer in digital innovation within

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Building on the digital foundations of local and central government

By Nicola Williams – Sales Manager at Epson UK

It’s just over a year since the UK Government launched its Digital Strategy in June 2022, with ministers heralding the policy as a “vision for harnessing digital transformation and building a more inclusive, competitive and innovative digital economy”.

Beneath the bold statement, the government’s policy

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Three Ways Observability Can Help Address Public Sector IT Complexity

Sascha Giese, tech evangelist, SolarWinds

Sascha Giese

A well-executed home renovation goes beyond cosmetic repairs and surface-level aesthetics by delving into the structural bones of a home. This approach not only revitalises the house’s appearance but also enhances its overall efficiency and maintenance. Meaningful digital transformation also requires such an approach.

However, a recent

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Water jetting safety – the pressure is on

The Water Jetting Association’s senior medical advisor is concerned that water jetting injuries are going under-reported. The WJA’s General Manager, Leanne Smith, explains the response to his concern and latest initiatives to promote safety in the industry.

Dr Sancho Rodriguez-Villar is an intensive care consultant at Kings College Hospital, in London. He is also

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