NHS Digital and NHSX to be merged into NHS England

24 November 2021

Leaders of technology units say that subsumption will accelerate transformation and enable consistent messaging

‘Work from home where possible’ – Northern Ireland updates Covid advice

24 November 2021

Ministers issue statement aimed at ‘strengthening the message’ on mitigations for virus transmission as winter looms

Scotland will not extend vaccine passports to pubs, restaurants and theatres

24 November 2021

Government also announces that negative tests will be accepted at large events and nightclubs

How DWP hired 13,500 new work coaches – without meeting a single one

16 November 2021

Faced with a Herculean hiring drive as coronavirus restrictions took hold, the department could not recruit candidates in the usual ways. PublicTechnology finds out it what did instead.

The business case for IT upgrades and a surfeit of sign-ins – five things we learned about the future of digital government

13 October 2021

At techUK’s recent annual public sector tech conference, government’s digital leaders discussed their plans for the months ahead and the challenges they currently face. PublicTechnology listened in.

Cabinet reshuffle: What does it mean for digital government?

22 September 2021

Julia Lopez, the minister responsible for GDS and CDDO, has moved departments – but the digital divisions may now receive more attention from the top of the Cabinet Office

‘Unsettling and very stressful’ – Home Office letter warns settled EU citizens of benefit cut-off

8 September 2021

Following a government ‘data-matching exercise’ recipients of a recent government mail-out were warned they could be stripped of rights and payments – despite already holding settled status. PublicTechnology investigates. 

What next for the NHS GP data collection scheme?

1 September 2021

Today was supposed to mark the commencement of data-gathering for the controversial GPDPR scheme – but plans are now on hold. PublicTechnology recaps the story so far.

The digital age requires cultural sensitivity

18 October 2021

Even when sat in their living room, government officials working with international partners need to be cognisant and respectful of other cultures, according to experts Matt Minshall and Mark Roberts

‘Cutting edge’ or a ‘security nightmare’? Government anti-espionage unit on the tech behind Bond gadgets

12 October 2021

As No Time To Die smashes box-office records, technical experts from the UK National Authority for Counter-Eavesdropping tell us whether 007’s favourite spy toys are rooted in reality

App-based freedoms and the relentless battle for cybersecurity

3 September 2021

As our movements increasingly depend on using our smartphones to demonstrate status, we need to ensure technology is secure, according to Dr Sarah Morris, of Cranfield University.

The stigma needs to be removed from cyberattacks

13 July 2021

The secrecy and shame associated with cyber incidents needs to be rethought, believes PublicTechnology editor Sam Trendall

How can the government innovation strategy position the UK for success?

30 June 2021

The upcoming government plan should rethink the UK’s R&D system and use public procurement to support innovative companies, according to Neil Ross of techUK

Big Tech politics, blurred lines, and power: why the government must take back control

25 June 2021

Online platforms and the major public cloud firms have great – and growing – power. Authorities must now make sure this comes with the requisite responsibility, according to Simon Hansford of UKCloud