2016 Socitm spring conference

Mobile responsive council websites on the increase, finds survey – but quality declines

12 June 2017

Web and digital managers must engage service managers to create ‘properly digital’ services, not just put a service online, says Socitm review team

Why we should be more afraid of the cultural chasm than the digital skills gap

24 August 2016

The public sector might know what core digital skills it is short of, but its across-the-board capacity to embrace change is the key problem, according to​ Mel Ross of transformation consultancy Adapt2Digital.

Digital transformation needs a little more talk and much more action

13 July 2016

A straw poll session at this year’s Socitm Spring Conference revealed some uncomfortable insights on the state of digital transformation across the UK public sector. Mel Ross looks at what’s to be done.


Why the public sector should work more closely with charities

6 December 2017

Vodafone's Mick Wayman opines that better co-operation with the non-profit sector could help save money and improve service levels

GDS readies new centralised design platform for GOV.UK services

31 October 2017

New offering, which is entering beta testing, will combine elements of current platforms such as the Service Manual and GOV.UK Elements


Protecting data is key to countering violent extremism online

18 March 2018

Businesses, the government, and citizens must work together to help combat the spread of online hate, according to Charles Kriel of Corsham Institute


Drones and the city of the future

15 March 2018

Nesta’s Flying High Challenge is working with five UK cities to explore the use of drones in the delivery of public services. PublicTechnology talks to programme manager Nishita Dewan to find out more



What the doctor ordered

1 June 2017

An NHS-wide cloud for sharing diagnostic images and intelligence across the health service could mean huge economies of scale, stronger collaboration, and rapid digitisation, according to Jane Rendall and Fredrik Gustavsson.


CCS chief executive Harrison to leave Whitehall

15 February 2018

Head of government buying agency will exit in July to take post with Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply

West Yorkshire Police to roll out mobile scanners for on-the-spot fingerprint checks

13 February 2018

Devices are designed to check against national criminal and immigration databases and return results in under a minute

Liverpool CCG plans telehealth pilot with hospital consultants

9 February 2018

As part of a mission to grow its use of healthcare technology, the city will trial the expansion of telehealth referrals in secondary as well as primary care