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New wave of projects launched for £20m GovTe

Announcement came at a TechUK event exploring key digital transformation challenges facing the public sector
7 Sep 2018
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Careers & training

IoC launches £2.3m initiative to boost digital skills

Up to ten groups will benefit if they can present clear ideas to boost education and plug industry shortages
30 Aug 2018
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Policy & legislation

GPs allowed to ditch paper prescriptions for digital

The health secretary is hoping the regulatory change can save the NHS £300 million by 2021
28 Aug 2018
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How blockchain could help prevent another Windrush scandal

Experts say UK gov should follow Estonia's example on how to modernise public services
24 Aug 2018
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digital transformation

Digital transformation firm Shaping Cloud gets £1.4m boost

Consultancy firm hopes to expand its software business
15 Aug 2018
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Development

Matt Hancock: NHS must use more apps

The health secretary, who was the first MP to release his own app, talks up the benefits of healthcare apps
25 Jul 2018
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data protection

Government Trello blunder leaks counter-terrorism tools

Hundreds of sensitive documents also revealed thanks to poor security settings - report
23 Jul 2018
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NHS to receive £500m for digital transformation projects

Health secretary Matt Hancock aims to increase NHS efficiency and improve patient safety
23 Jul 2018
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cognitive technology

Cisco and UCL plan to build a £77m AI research centre

Tech giant will funnel funding into UK to bring AI innovation to more industries
23 Jul 2018
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Obama-era CTO: Governments should involve tech in decisions

Megan Smith says tech workers and civil servants don't always have to be "oil and water"
12 Jul 2018
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HMRC takes down record number of malicious websites

Deploying new technology has also led to a dramatic reduction in the number of fake texts, according to figures
3 Jul 2018
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public sector

Soon you'll be able to book GP appointments via an NHS app

The app is to be rolled out by end of 2018
2 Jul 2018
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Doctors reject AI chatbot that is 'more accurate than a GP'

Royal College of GPs say no app can replace human physicians
28 Jun 2018
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HMRC amasses five million UK citizens' voice recordings

Tax office creates "mass ID scheme" by the back door, Big Brother Watch claims
25 Jun 2018
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Policy & legislation

NAO slams DWP's Universal Credit rollout

Oversight body says it would be too complex and expensive to reverse DWP's troubled benefits system rollout
15 Jun 2018
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Careers & training

Tech Talent Charter targets 500 signatories with £100k boost

New cash will help initiative reach more firms via regional events, and produce its first report
15 Jun 2018
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Automation could save NHS '£12.5bn a year'

AI and robots could perform routine tasks, think tank says
11 Jun 2018
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public sector

Give DCMS responsibility for GDS, urges think tank

Former Cabinet Office minister says "it's time to reboot" government digital efforts
30 May 2018
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outsourcing

NHS England deal with Capita 'put patients at risk'

Botched deal to deliver back-office services and transform 20-year-old IT system slammed by National Audit Office
18 May 2018
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NHS to trial 'video selfies' to verify patient identities

Digital ID pilot would let patients use smartphones as part of multi-factor authentication
15 May 2018
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public sector

Up to 270 women's 'lives shortened' due to NHS IT error

Jeremy Hunt reveals coding mistake led to 450,000 missed screenings
3 May 2018
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WannaCry

NHS agrees Windows 10 migration with Microsoft by 2020

Government deal with Microsoft will upgrade XP machines one year after WannaCry
30 Apr 2018
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Tech industry reacts to Spring Statement

Hammond re-affirms commitment to 5G, skills and broadband
13 Mar 2018
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Cloud

Suppliers welcome the advent of G-Cloud 10

Vendors credit CCS for responding to feedback, though obstacles are unlikely to change soon
8 Mar 2018
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