A digital front door: Cornwall council’s plan to make up for underinvestment and a failed supplier partnership
At the start of the year, Cornwall Council’s cabinet approved an £18m digital improvement plan that aims to fix years of IT underinvestment. Gill Hitchcock reports.
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.
Major reform programme aims to see all cases started online, with some completed entirely online, as government pushes for fully-digital justice system.
The annual report of the government’s digital health body the National Information Board has set out 33 programmes of work to help digitise the NHS, stressing that public trust is crucial for success.
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 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.
Universal Credit: Poor planning and lack of ‘agile’ expertise major factors in disastrous start, says report
Over-ambitious time-tabling and changes to Whitehall IT project rules almost ended Universal Credit, but the programme is now on the road to recovery, according to a report from the Institute for Government.
MPs have slammed poor data-sharing practices within the UK’s healthcare systems and urged the Department of Health to review NHS Digital’s role in linking health and social care data.
“Our country was like a start-up”: Lessons from Estonia and why true e-government requires trust and buy-in
As the UK government pushes its digital transformation agenda, PublicTechnology looks at how other countries have forged ahead. According to an Estonian e-governance expert, identification systems are crucial. Rebecca Hill reports.
The Information Commissioner’s Office has said that London Borough of Redbridge Council needs to make considerable improvements to its data protection practices.
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has launched a manifesto for digital democracy across the UK, mooting online voting and a single, secure identity for people to access public services.
Joe Kim, chief technology officer at IT monitoring and management tools developer SolarWinds, looks at the scale of the problem faced by healthcare organisers handling ever-increasing amounts of data and offers five ways they can tackle it.
This autumn, the next cohort of women will start Socitm’s empowering women in IT programme. Rebecca Hill finds out how the society wants to promote female tech role models as part of PublicTechnology's diversity in tech series.
The Government Digital Service has published a revised version of the Technology Code of Practice that departments must use when designing, building or buying digital services.
In her first statement as director of the government’s flagship identity-assurance programme, Jess McEvoy has said the Verify team will prioritise systems to tell users when something goes wrong.
A survey has shown that the identities of 79% of people aged over 16 can be verified through the government’s flagship identity-assurance scheme, with coverage worst for those aged 16-24.
As PublicTechnology looks at diversity in public sector technology careers, Home Office developer Barbara Cassini reflects on her experiences as a female developer in both public and private sectors, saying that some offices are just better than others.
The Crown Commercial Service spent £700,000 on its Digital Transformation Programme during 2015/16, a cost which contributed to a deficit of £8.6m.
Whitehall is reluctant to give away powers because it still views local government with "contempt", according to the former minister tasked with giving London its own mayor.
Janet Hughes, programme director of the Government Digital Service's flagship Verify identity assurance scheme, has become the latest senior digital leader to announce her departure from the civil service.
Small businesses and self-employed will be exempted from new plans to make tax reporting digital.
The Ministry of Justice has published a set of nine principles it will stick to as it updates outdated hardware that is making work difficult for employees.