Report savages NHS Wales for fixating on legacy IT
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Report savages NHS Wales for fixating on legacy IT

AMs claim “it’s time for a reboot” as they blast an IT setup that saw an outage every nine days
8 Nov 2018
NHS Digital to axe 500 jobs in major restructure
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public sector

NHS Digital to axe 500 jobs in major restructure

All staff will be required to reapply for their posts in a revamped organisational structure
2 Nov 2018
Errors with NHS IT system led to “significant” patient risk
Clinician's computer meltdown
IT infrastructure

Errors with NHS IT system led to “significant” patient risk

More than 20,000 records were left “out-of-date” while a second issue led to patients potentially given the wrong medication
19 Oct 2018
Geospatial Commission aims to unlock value in location data
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public sector

Geospatial Commission aims to unlock value in location data

The data will be used to fuel business and public sector decision making
8 Oct 2018
Google and IBM join Institute of Coding’s advisory board
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Careers & training

Google and IBM join Institute of Coding’s advisory board

Execs from 18 organisations will inform the £20m government-backed group’s mission to boost digital skills
28 Sep 2018
UK government visits US to deepen medical technology ties
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UK government visits US to deepen medical technology ties

The science minister is also planning a fact-finding in November mission to encourage UK investment
25 Sep 2018
Failed NHS IT system will cost £7m to stabilise
Clinician's computer meltdown
IT infrastructure

Failed NHS IT system will cost £7m to stabilise

Lorenzo failure saw NHS Trust declare a ‘serious incident’ after 14,600 patient discharge summaries were not sent to GPs
19 Sep 2018
Has demand for cyber security skills hit crisis point?
Security

Has demand for cyber security skills hit crisis point?

With the UK's security agencies now struggling to recruit, we look at what action is being taken
19 Sep 2018
British armed forces lack IT professionals, report MPs
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British armed forces lack IT professionals, report MPs

Parliamentary Public Accounts Committee says armed forced need to plug skills gap
12 Sep 2018
New wave of projects launched for £20m GovTe
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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
IoC launches £2.3m initiative to boost digital skills
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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
GPs allowed to ditch paper prescriptions for digital
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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
How blockchain could help prevent another Windrush scandal
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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
Digital transformation firm Shaping Cloud gets £1.4m boost
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Digital transformation firm Shaping Cloud gets £1.4m boost

Consultancy firm hopes to expand its software business
15 Aug 2018
Matt Hancock: NHS must use more apps
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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
Government Trello blunder leaks counter-terrorism tools
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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
NHS to receive £500m for digital transformation projects
NHS cash injection
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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
Cisco and UCL plan to build a £77m AI research centre
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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
Obama-era CTO: Governments should involve tech in decisions
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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
HMRC takes down record number of malicious websites
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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
Soon you'll be able to book GP appointments via an NHS app
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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
Doctors reject AI chatbot that is 'more accurate than a GP'
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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
HMRC amasses five million UK citizens' voice recordings
HMRC branded email used to fuel scam
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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
NAO slams DWP's Universal Credit rollout
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