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Moonshot: Giving the gift of gigabit broadband by 2025

By Evan Wienburg, CEO of Truespeed

Normally at this time of year, Oxford Dictionaries comes up with a word of the year. But, in light of the extraordinary and seismic events we’ve seen in 2020, the Oxford team produced instead a whole list in their “Words of an unprecedented year” report. Along with words encompassing

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CHIEF EXECUTIVE OR CHIEF FIRE OFFICER VACANCY AT ROYAL BERKSHIRE FIRE AND RESCUE SERVICE

Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service is made up of an engaged and dedicated team of some 700 diverse and talented individuals. We are a progressive and community-focused organisation that work as one team to deliver prevention, protection and response services to keep the residents of Berkshire safe. Our resilient workforce is made up of

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COVID – reducing risk in classrooms

By Jane Warburton – MD Flamefast

With some schools closing, and despite varying levels of Lockdown in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, the spread of Covid-19 remains a real threat, especially in classrooms.

Jane Warburton MD of Flamefast

A report produced by Sage’s Environmental and Modelling Group (EMG) suggested that fresh air

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Agilisys Appoints Richard Walker as Partner for Data & Insights

Walker joins in the wake of rapid growth in healthcare and public sector

Agilisys, the digital transformation specialist for the public sector, today announced the appointment of Richard Walker as Partner for Data & Insights. The appointment supports Agilisys’ growth within healthcare and local government and reflects the crucial role

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NEW PARTNERSHIP TO BRING CHARITIES TOGETHER TO TACKLE HOMELESSNESS IN WAKEFIELD

A new partnership between a charity platform and homelessness support network has launched with the aim of bringing local charities together to support vulnerable people and tackle the challenge of rough sleeping in Wakefield.

Investors in Community, a charitable giving platform which links good causes with businesses and fundraisers, will be working with Street Support

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allpay celebrates new contract with the NHS Business Services Authority

allpay has confirmed a contract with the NHS Business Services Authority (NHSBSA) to facilitate payment card top-ups to the digitised Healthy Start Scheme which will be launched in 2021.

Healthy Start is a statutory scheme which will be administered by the NHSBSA on behalf of the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) from 2021,

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Exclusive Report: IT hinders UK public sector response to Pandemic, finds major pan-European study

 

UK public servants see biggest shift to remote working compared to European counterparts, and over half now want to continue working from home post Covid-19 A third (37%) of UK public servants say their IT hindered their ability to respond to the crisis 58% say that a remote delivery model can maintain or improve

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Wales Chief Medical Officer welcomes encouraging vaccine news but urges us all to continue to ‘stay safe’

CMO, Dr Frank Atherton

The Chief Medical Officer for Wales has welcomed the news that a Covid-19 vaccine could be ready this year but has warned “that these are very early days”.

Dr Frank Atherton said it could be towards the end next year before a vaccine was rolled out fully to all the

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South Tees signs major deal with Alcidion for smart health tech

Reporter: Stuart Littleford

South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust will embrace AI and automation, enhance patient safety, and alleviate pressure on busy staff in a new deal with tech partner Alcidion. Clinicians will use an entire new range of smart technologies and get more from existing IT.

South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has

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WPS to install ticketless parking in Woking Borough

Woking Town centre

WPS, one of the UK’s leading parking equipment providers, is helping Woking Borough Council to provide a seamless visitor and resident experience with a series of ticketless car park upgrades as a part of Woking town centre’s regeneration.

Central to each installation is the use of WPS’s leading-edge Automatic Number Plate

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COVID-19 guidance on reducing risk in schools

Momentum growing in education sector for CO2 monitors

The Scottish Government is leading the call for increased usage of CO2 monitors in classrooms, to reduce the transmission of COVID, and protect pupils and teachers. Local authorities are being advised to learn from neighbouring authorities who already have the monitoring devices in place.

Recently published guidelines

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Pinnacle Group has been appointed to the new CAEHRS framework to tackle the UK’s employment and health challenges

It has been announced that Pinnacle Group has been appointed to Tier 1 and Tier 2 of the Department for Work and Pension’s (DWP) Commercial Agreement for the provision of Employment and Health Related Services (CAEHRS) across North East England, Southern England, Central England, London and the Home Counties and Wales.

The CAEHRS programme will

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Carbon dioxide monitors could warn of unsafe Covid transmission indoors, scientists say

Steve Swinden, Flamefast CEO, with CO2 monitor

Reporter: Stacy Clarke

A report by Government scientists suggested that coronavirus could be checked using CO2 monitors.

As pupils and teachers return to classrooms after half term, major concern is currently being expressed throughout the UK for their health and safety and the threat of airborne transmission

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Andy Kinnear joins Ethical Healthcare Consulting

Influential digital health leader joins growing not-for-profit consultancy committed to ‘making a difference to and for the NHS’

Andy Kinnear

Andy Kinnear is to join Ethical Healthcare Consulting, a growing community interest company that is proud to be the only not-for-profit digital health consultancy in the UK.

The former chair of BCS

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