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Bob Wachter’s recommendations for digitising the NHS are measured, realistic and long-term, but could still fail without doctors’ buy-in, argues David Walker.
The Ministry of Justice has named the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy’s chief technology officer as its new chief digital and information officer.
Local government is struggling to keep up with the pace of change in technologies and true digitisation is at risk of being held back by poor leadership, according to Tower Hamlet’s head of ICT.
The Government Digital Service is to take ownership of the Department for Work and Pension’s Digital Academy to offer training to civil servants across Whitehall, as Cabinet Office says digital transformation strategy due by the end of the year.
The UK has to take a more proactive approach to cyber security to cope with increasingly digitised systems and the growing digital economy, the chief executive of the National Cyber Security Centre has said.
The Information Commissioner’s Office is conducting a survey of councils to find out what their information governance frameworks are like.
HMRC has moved to reassure the Public Accounts Committee that the department’s replacement of its Aspire contract would be in safe hands after its department’s chief digital and information officer left.
The Government Digital Service is beta testing ways to improve how government sends out letters, saying that automation could cut the cost of sending a letter from £3 to 29p.
The UK’s information rights watchdog is recruiting for a deputy information commissioner to work under recently-appointed commissioner Elizabeth Denham.
The Ministry of Justice is seeking a chief information security officer and a deputy director of digital delivery.
Martin Ferguson, Socitm’s director of policy and research, says that the review of health information technology led by clinician and IT expert Bob Wachter has missed the opportunity to include local government perspectives.
The Government Digital Service has set out the requirement for councils wanting to join the first pilots of the local version of its identity assurance scheme, for older people’s concessionary travel and parking permits.
Reports that the government has put its plans to privatise the Land Registry on hold have been welcomed by open data campaigners and groups.
A survey has found that 53% of public sector senior managers say their organisation have considered automation technology in the past year.
Cabinet Office minister Ben Gummer has said he has been “frustrated” by rumours about the demise of the Government Digital Service, and hinted that the long-delayed digital strategy could be out within weeks.
The government has said it will put with users first in a joint supplier standard with industry, as the new Cabinet Office minister pledged to make it easier for small businesses to gain government contracts.
The Department of Health has announced an academy to train NHS staff in digital skills along with a suite of new digital services for patients in an effort to fast-track the NHS’ move to digitisation.
The Ministry of Defence is moving its data from its secure networks to the cloud, as Microsoft today opens its first UK data centres.
The government has urged organisations to offer their opinions on the wide-ranging digital tax reforms proposed last month, the financial secretary has said.
The government-funded project to sequence the genomes of 100,000 people has chosen cloud computing company EMC store the massive amounts of data it creates.
Chris White, head of digital solutions at Capita Software Services, looks at how councils can use single sign-on citizen portals to improve services and support vulnerable residents.