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Innovative Covid-19 service tackles the pathogen and the fear

Reporter: Stacy Clarke – Advertorial

A leading emergency soft FM specialist has launched a disinfection and testing service that aims to deliver industry-leading Covid-19 protection and help employers reduce the anxiety of staff and clients as workplaces reopen after lockdown.

The three-step process, developed by SafeGroup Services Ltd, involves a premises deep clean and a

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Bridgeworks COVID-19 Offer supplied by the UK Crown Commercial Services Office

The race is on to find a vaccine to COVID-19 and big data analysis is at the forefront of data modelling trends of the pandemic.

The Crown Commercial Services office has selected Bridgeworks to offer the NHS and qualifying medical research organisations data management services over the next twelve months, at no cost.

Bridgeworks letter

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Landmarc pledge to guarantee recruitment interviews for military veterans

Landmarc MD Mark Neill

Reporter: Stuart Littleford

Mark Neill, the Managing Director of Landmarc Support Services (Landmarc) has announced that military veterans will be guaranteed interviews for jobs at Landmarc.

Mark is himself a military veteran and feels passionately that Landmarc should match the recent commitment the Government has made to veterans in guaranteeing

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BASW calls on the Prime Minister to provide essential PPE and guidance for social workers and include as priority group for testing

Reporter: Stuart Littleford

BASW Chair and CEO issue letter to Prime Minister to support social workers

Social workers are on the front line of efforts to minimise the impact of Covid-19 across the four countries of the UK and undertake a range of statutory duties, including protecting vulnerable children and adults, supporting disabled adults and

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National Infrastructure Plan Response – Management Consultancies Association welcomes the plan but laments “Missed Opportunities”

The Government’s latest refresh of its National Infrastructure Plan has been welcomed by MCA Think Tank Director, Paul Connolly. However, Connolly expressed some disappointment at the lack of ambition in some of the recommendations.

“The Government’s focus on infrastructure after decades of neglect is very welcome. Yet since publishing its Plan for the first time

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The Public Sector – Avoiding emergencies to help the community

But what if something as simple as the inability to access your own office space strikes at your technology and means of communication? Where will this leave your staff and those who truly depend on you?

Solid communications are at the heart of the public sector, which not only goes out of its way

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Speech recognition technology is living up to its original promise

Nick van Terheyden

Speech recognition technology is living up to its original promise, driving a dramatic cut in turnaround times in a struggling Histopathology Laboratory. Nick van Terheyden MD, Nuance Communications, explains how

When you combine a growing and ageing population and a healthcare system in desperate need of a makeover, you can

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Cambridgeshire County Council adopts Ipswitch File Transfer’s MOVEit to manage fast, secure, simple, audited data transfers for 4,000+ key workers

UK council works with managed file transfer consultants Pro2col to deploy MFT technology and provide a secure shared services network for local government and emergency services

London, UK – 19 November, 2013 – Cambridgeshire County Council has invested in and deployed MOVEit managed file transfer (MFT) technology from Ipswitch File Transfer to secure the

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True or False? The Top Five Broadband Myths

 

Graeme Gordon, CEO of IFB

A reliable and comprehensive broadband package is essential to the public sector. There are a myriad of broadband options available on the market, offering varying contracts and deals. The choice is complex and has led to the emergence of misunderstanding and myths surrounding broadband. When working in the

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An Invoice Automation Workflow Case Study: Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust (OHFT)

In 2005, Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust (OHFT) chose ITESOFT, a leading developer of automated document processing and Purchase-To-Pay solutions, to streamline their Accounts Payable process. This forward thinking approach from OHFT was a driving factor in the evolution of their shared service centre in Oxford.

The Aim

OHFT aimed to achieve financial spend control

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National Safeguarding Conference a great success

The conference – photo Nick Edgington, Nick Edgington Photography

An important and timely conference looking at ways to improve children and adult protection took place in Coventry on 23rd October.

The National Safeguarding Conference saw safeguarding professionals from across the UK attend the event held at the Welcome Centre in Coventry. The conference included

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Organisational Performance Management in Public Service

Graham Manville

For many years the Third Sector was the Cinderella of the economy with the private sector and public sector basking in the spotlight and attracting the top talent. During the past 15 years, however, there has been a drive for the Third Sector to play a larger role in public service delivery.

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Rada completes MOD mission in Cheshire

Rada’s expertise in delivering robust and sustainable commercial showering and digital washroom controls has been demonstrated through a project at the Ministry of Defence’s Dale Barracks site in Chester.

Refurbishment works across multiple blocks of the purpose built infantry barracks saw Rada supply a range of products including its T1 100 timed flow taps, VR2

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Anyone for Mars?

By David E P Dennis FCIPD LCGI RAF – Arachnoid Articles

 

On clear nights it is easy to see Mars, reddish and distant. The planet is around half the size of Earth and the pull of gravity is far less than on our planet. Astronauts travelling to Mars would be weightlessly suspended in what

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