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What next for social care?

Highland Marketing’s advisory board welcomed Jane Brightman, social care lead at Institute of Health and Social Care Management, to discuss the sector and its technology needs. A lot of hope is being pinned on integrated care systems, but when it comes to joining up health and care systems and putting the underpinning IT in place,

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Unemployment during COVID: Kingston leads effort to boost local economy as unemployment triples

Kingston Council has outlined its work to boost the local economy as new figures reveal that the pandemic saw local unemployment almost tripled last year.

A report for the council’s Response and Recovery Committee this evening shows the number of local people claiming unemployment benefits shot up from 2,115 to 6,090 in the year to

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BAE Systems Applied Intelligence: Cyber security concerns drive digital transformation in UK public sector

Digital transformation pushed to the top of the priority list for central Government

An estimated 60% of UK central government departments have an IT modernisation strategy in place and even more want to upgrade legacy systems due to security vulnerabilities, according to a new study from BAE Systems Applied Intelligence.

The recent research

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New school designed to meet the needs of young people aged 11-18 with a primary diagnosis of autism opens in Epping, Essex

The Tower School, part of Options Autism – a new provision designed to meet the needs of young people aged 11-18 with a primary diagnosis of autism – has opened in Epping, Essex. Situated in the heart of the community in what was formerly the town’s historic 1920’s Blue Star car showroom and next to

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Meet the new Assistant Executive Director for Adult Social Care

Knowsley Council has appointed Jenny Rollinson as Assistant Executive Director – Adult Social Care.

Jenny has worked at the Council for almost four years, and is currently the Head of Adult Social Care.

Over the last 15 years Jenny has held a number of senior Health and Social Care roles working for both Stockport and

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National Care Forum and Institute of Health and Social Care Management announce partnership to provide an exciting member benefit

The National Care Forum (NCF) has created a new partnership with The Institute of Health and Social Care Management (IHSCM) for the benefit of its members.

Members of the NCF will be able to enjoy the full membership offer from the IHSCM which includes:

A full programme of events and support for conferences Accredited short

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West Midland’s councils join forces with partners to secure positive futures for vulnerable children in care

Finding resilient fostering families for some of the most vulnerable children in care in the West Midlands is the focus of a new venture – ‘The Big Fostering Partnership’ – formed by local councils, including Staffordshire County Council and Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council, the National Fostering Group and Big Issue Invest, the social investment arm

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Let the network take charge

Cecilia Routledge, Global Head of E-Mobility for vehicle charging specialist CTEK

2021 is the year for the EV charging infrastructure to shape up

By Cecilia Routledge, Global Head of E-Mobility for vehicle charging specialist CTEK

The Government has committed to phase out new petrol and diesel cars and vans by 2030, 10 years earlier

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Edtech Charity LGfL joins Mayor of London and London Councils to help close the digital divide and provide 200,000 low-cost laptops for schools

Leaders launch digital exclusion taskforce to help Londoners get better connectivity, acquire digital skills and access devices

LGfL to provide 200,000 low-cost laptops for schools

28% of children in state funded-education are disadvantaged

The attainment gap between disadvantaged children and their more affluent counterparts currently

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East Lancashire signs deal for early warning technology from Alcidion

East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust is to work with smart health tech provider Alcidion to provide vital tools to help thousands of staff enhance patient safety.

Thousands of NHS professionals across five hospitals in East Lancashire are to benefit from early warning technology that will help them detect and swiftly respond to

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How to Tackle Technical Debt

Sascha Giese, Head Geek™, SolarWinds

By Sascha Giese, Head Geek™ at SolarWinds

Most public sector organisations and their IT teams will be familiar with the challenge of balancing time between implementing new technologies against the need to keep existing systems running effectively. In some cases, organisations can do little more than focus on the

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Transformative £452m Borderlands deal to unlock area’s economic potential

A £452m deal to unlock the economic potential of the Borderlands area has been formally signed by the UK and Scottish governments and local authority partners.

Ministers of the two governments and representatives of the five councils of the Borderlands Partnership signed the transformative Inclusive Growth Deal at a virtual ceremony.

The deal will reach

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THE TWELVE NEW PRINCIPLES OF GOVERNANCE FOR PUBLIC BODY NEDS

Mark Florman, chairman and CEO of Time Partners

Some years ago, I did some work on the difference in the duties and responsibilities of directors of private companies and directors of public bodies. I noticed that I was one of very few people who had taken an active role in serving on both. Following

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Can a social value dividend help the public purse invest for a better future?

The new model for government procurement promises to help the nation ‘build back better’, but delivering on its full potential will require a shift in mindset from service buyers and procurement teams.

Whether it’s opting for a green energy tariff or making sure the fish we buy is from sustainable sources, consumers increasingly

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