NHS app: Local bodies required to offer patients choice of treatment providers
Citizens will be presented with details of five or more hospitals or other options
Digital minister: ‘It’s important to the government that the British public has confidence in how we use their data’
In a piece written for PublicTechnology, parliamentary secretary Alex Burghart...
Interview: CDDO chief Lee Devlin on the ‘move from being disruptive to collaborative’
In the first of a series of exclusive interviews, the head of government’s ‘Digital HQ’...
Is the UK ready for the future of compute?
The government’s upcoming review should consider ways to increase the country’s computing capacity, believes Laura Foster of techUK
Government to move 2,500 officials to ‘digitally enabled’ Manchester hub
The city centre facility will include hundreds of civil service posts relocated from London
Government considering use of unique IDs across justice system
Minister claims that efforts to replace legacy tech provide opportunity to adopt new system
Great expectations: Government unveils new digital and data strategy
A new three-year plan sets out ambitious objectives for departments’ use of tech, including a commitment to improve scores of the biggest citizen services. PublicTechnology gets the lowdown from civil service chief operating officer Alex Chisholm.
Scotland offers £7m for latest round of public service tech accelerator
Scottish Government launches new set of challenges to which innovative solutions are invited
Procurement agency unveils chief commercial officer role
Newly created CCS post comes with potential £194k pay packet and remit including driving ‘digital agenda’
‘Treated as suspects’ – ICO calls for end to excessive demands for personal data of rape victims
Information commissioner tells forces to immediately stop gathering info in a manner he claims is putting a major dent in conviction rates
Government guidelines aim to tackle ‘frictions and barriers’ in departmental data-sharing
New governance framework sets out to help solve ‘non-technical’ challenges
EXCL: Wall of silence surrounds plan for nationwide collection of citizens’ internet records
Online notice reveals controversial trials are to be expanded into a national service – about which government, law enforcement, watchdogs and all the UK’s major ISPs declined to answer questions from PublicTechnology
GM crops: Scotland and Westminster set for stand-off over ‘gene-editing technology’
UK government ministers write to Scottish counterparts but get seemingly chilly response
NHS signs £4.5m deal to ‘transform’ demographic data use and better match patients to records
Work aims to make it easier for NHS number to be found, which contract says will help reduce issues such as false death notices
Local government chiefs claim return to hybrid meetings would improve councillor diversity
County Council Network joins a list of bodies calling for reintroduction of legislation allowing remote participation
Revealed: Vaccine Damage Payment Scheme expects up to 2,500 Covid claims with £6m medical assessment firm appointed
Commercial documents reveal existing scheme for rare instances of severe adverse reactions expects approximately twentyfold increase in usage
HMRC kick-starts project to create £180m digital one-stop-shop for UK traders
Digital supplier sought to support work over the coming year
Minister targets digitisation of all immigration documents by end of 2024
Immigration minister Kevin Foster reiterates ambition to eliminate paper processes
All top Whitehall jobs to be open to external recruitment
Cabinet Office minister reveals that reform policy has now been put into effect
Ransomware: Cabinet minister sounds alarm over ‘greatest cyberthreat to the UK’
Steve Barclay urges greater reporting of attacks
Rees-Mogg cites potential of ‘automation and tech’ as plans are unveiled to axe 91,000 officials
Union chief criticises as ‘reckless’ ministers’ intention to return Whitehall headcount to 2016 levels
Supplier blacklists and non-compliance investigators: Government’s new procurement regime
Bill introduced during Queen’s Speech proposes a range of reforms
Insolvency Service plans to close half its offices and reinvest £20m savings in online services
Unions warn that restructure could imperil up to 300 jobs
Supercharged: Inside the ONS plan to become a data-science 'powerhouse'
Five years after being established, the Data Science Campus of the ONS wants to do more to help address government's biggest policy issues – while still retaining its innovative edge. PublicTechnology finds out more.