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South Tees reaches e-prescribing milestone in EPR journey

South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has taken the next step in its modern, modular electronic patient record (EPR) programme with Alcidion, having gone live with electronic prescribing and medication administration (ePMA) system Better Meds.

The trust has deployed Better Meds to inpatient and outpatient areas, where it is already removing paper forms and manual

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The Metaverse: From Hype to Reality?

By Chris Hornung, Managing Director of Public Sector Business at Totalmobile

In recent months, there’s been a lot of hot debate about how the Metaverse is set to transform how we work, play, shop, socialise, transact, and more.

Featuring the confluence of multiple technologies including 5G, artificial intelligence (AI), the internet of things, blockchain, virtual

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How City of Cardiff Council saved £5.7m in recruitment costs with Matrix

Transparency, cost control and fulfilling short notice staffing requirements in as little as 1-2 hours are just three of the main benefits City of Cardiff Council has accomplished since it started working with recruitment technology business Matrix in 2016.

Matrix, which specialises in the procurement of temporary, interim and permanent staffing solutions, provides a neutral

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Fuelling the Future of Electric Vehicles

Julian Boneham

By Julian Boneham, Technology Practice Director – Data, at Node4

Following the biggest year of UK electric vehicle (EV) consumer market sales and the COP26 climate conference, 2022 is set to be a defining year for EVs.

Backed by the UK government’s ambitious emission-free measures, and a £1,500 plug-in-car grant for new

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Council publishes independent report into COVID-19 response

An independent review into the response to COVID-19 in Walsall has shown that partnership working was a dominant feature, essential to meet the challenges that were presented to the community during the pandemic.

The review conducted by the Institute for Community Research and Development at the

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New government hub housing roles moved from London opens in Birmingham

New hub houses 20 government departments, with space to accommodate 1700 staff Hub will house some of the 2100 Civil Service roles moving from London to the West Midlands by 2025, with 880 already relocated Consolidation of eight sites into one is expected to save £2 million per year

A new government hub which

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Health Fabric and Sandwell Council secure Healthy Ageing Challenge funding to tackle health inequalities

Left to right: Satnam Bains, Lisa McNally and Ali Al-Osaimi (Lifestyle Improvement Programme Manager for Sandwell)

Public health experts will use the Unity platform to work with local communities on effective campaigns in many languages and deliver them through the Unity app

Digital health company Health Fabric is preparing to work with Sandwell Council

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The Disclosure and Barring Service recognised for a second time as the highest-rated public service organisation for customer satisfaction

The Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) has been ranked as the highest-rated public service organisation in the UK for customer satisfaction in the July 2022 UK Customer Satisfaction Index (UKCSI). The organisation also achieved this ranking in the January 2022 UKCSI.

The index is published twice a year by the Institute of Customer Service and

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Greater Manchester Police declares major incident following discovery of human remains in Oldham premises

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On Saturday 23 July 2022, human remains were discovered, by demolition workers, at Bismark House Mill, Bower Street, Oldham.

Detectives from GMP’s Oldham district and Major Incident Team have confirmed that, on Saturday 7 May 2022, Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service attended a fire at the premises which was

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itelligent-i wins Durham County Council contract in deal to deliver data-driven, customer-led intelligence

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itelligent-i has been chosen by Durham County Council to deliver a corporate data and analytics platform to accelerate the delivery of meaningful insights across the council’s main service areas using its suite of Accelerator Analytics. The solution securely brings together data from multiple sources and delivers meaningful insights upon which the council will

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With agency worker placements increasing in London borough councils, Mark Porter, Head of HR Operations at OneSource explains how the right recruitment technology can help to identify and consequently reduce that trend

Mark Porter

We’ve all needed agency workers in the past to fill recruitment gaps or cover peaks in workload, I acknowledge that there will always be a need for temporary workers in some respect however, there is fine line between this and an overreliance. It’s no secret that the public sector faces high temporary

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Traka highlights security technology’s role to support prison systems

Traka has launched a new white paper, investigating how security technology can support inmates, staff and rehabilitation programmes to reassign responsibility and reshape the prison landscape.

The downloadable white paper, created in partnership with Serco and Unilink, is entitled, “How technology can support 21st century prison systems.’ It highlights the evolving role of UK prisons,

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EQUANS pioneers a diversity charter for the Heat Network Industry

‘If we are to diversify how we heat our homes and buildings, then we must diversify our industry!”

Charlotte Large, Strategy, Policy and Innovation Director for EQUANS UK & Ireland

EQUANS, part of the ENGIE Group, has led the introduction of a diversity and inclusion charter for the Heat Networks

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Ordnance Survey supports the British Heart Foundation’s national database of defibrillators

Ordnance Survey (OS) has supported the British Heart Foundation (BHF) in ensuring that the national database of defibrillators used by the UK’s ambulance services has access to complete and accurate address data including unique property reference numbers (UPRN) and additional attributes to identify a property and locate it on a map with precision.

Known as

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Why Legacy Systems Remain Critical in Modern, ‘Cloud Appropriate’ Hybrid Digital Transformation

By Sascha Giese, Head Geek™ at SolarWinds

The impact of budget cuts and austerity, Covid-19 disruption, and concerns about security have resulted in a hybrid of legacy and cloud technology in U.K. government and public sector bodies. The government’s 2013 ‘cloud-first’ policy has driven varying levels of successful cloud migration and little consistency. Critical business

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KnowBe4 Kicks Off Ransomware Awareness Month with Resource Kit

KnowBe4 launches a no-cost resource kit to help organisations fight the staggering impact of ransomware

KnowBe4, the provider of the world’s largest security awareness training and simulated phishing platform, announced the release of a resource kit for IT managers as part of a month-long effort in July to

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ENFORCEMENT CONDUCT BOARD ANNOUNCES NEW BOARD APPOINTMENTS

The Enforcement Conduct Board, the new oversight body for the enforcement sector, has announced the appointment of four new Board members, following the announcement of Catherine Brown as Chair in March The new Board members include a former Vice-Chair of the Money Advice Trust and individuals with a wealth of experience across local government

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The Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust Selects Unit4 ERP and FP&A to Provide a Unified, Modern and Flexible Finance, Procurement and Planning Solution

Unit4 implementing an integrated, common system to support delivery of unified Trust and better serve its 400,000 residents

Unit4, a leader in enterprise cloud applications for people-centric organizations, has announced that its’ ERP and FP&A solution was selected by The Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust (Royal Devon) to implement a next-generation ERP platform

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Car Benefits Schemes increasingly seen as more than just a perk by public sector employers

In today’s climate of competition among employers to attract and retain workforce talent, they are having to think beyond the traditional mainstays of salary and pensions to ensure they stay competitive and attractive for employees.

As salary sacrifice car benefits schemes offer staff access to new, safe, environmentally friendly and above all, affordable vehicles, they

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