NHS’s new £450m deal will offer a ‘step change’ in IT for GPs

17 August 2018

The GP IT Futures framework aims to widen supplier base and choice, and could include tools such as video consultations and apps for practices to communicate with patients

Met Police builds own fingerprint scanner

17 August 2018

London force launches new technology it claims will save £200,000 a year and allow for far more widespread rollout than would otherwise be possible

National police systems to be moved to AWS

16 August 2018

Home Office seeks suppliers for one-year project to migrate services from datacentre to public cloud

Government major projects unit gets operations chief

16 August 2018

Infrastructure and Projects Authority – which helps departments ensure delivery of major technology programmes – appoints Alison Baptiste

US midterms to see first use of digital voting in a federal election

15 August 2018

Critics slam ‘horrific idea’ with serious security implications as some citizens of West Virginia will have the chance to vote via a smartphone in November poll

Government launches £20m contest for agriculture technology

15 August 2018

UK businesses can bid for backing for projects that use tech to improve how food gets from field to fork

ICO appoints first-ever technology director

15 August 2018

Simon McDougall joins regulator in the role of executive director for technology policy and innovation


AI patient referrals as good as top human experts, Moorfields research finds

14 August 2018

Study of use of DeepMind technology at NHS’s flagship eye hospital suggests artificial intelligence could help lead to swifter diagnosis and treatment of eye conditions

Crawley’s digital chief on why personalisation matters

13 August 2018

The council’s new head of digital and transformation talks to Gill Hitchcock about expanding online self-service and the potential of AI

Inside the Canadian Digital Service – why immigration transformation represents its ‘first big opportunity’

7 August 2018

In the second of our two-part feature, senior figures at the government transformation agency talk through the services it has built so far and how it intends to be ‘a bit more bold’ in its second year


Inside the Canadian Digital Service – how the transformation agency began life ‘on the corner of someone’s desk’

1 August 2018

In the first of a two-part feature to mark the anniversary of its opening, PublicTechnology talks to a range of key figures from the Canadian Digital Service about how it came to be established, its role and remit, and what it learned from the experiences of GDS 

Analyse and apologise – the six golden rules of social media in the public sector

25 July 2018

A range of organisations from across the public sector share their thoughts and experiences on commuters, creativity, and the pros and cons of ‘Manc humour’

Why GDS is still losing the ‘parlour game’ of government

12 July 2018

Martha Lane Fox and Mike Bracken, two of the key figures in the creation of GDS, believe the organisation remains stymied by major barriers in both the civil service and parliament


The doctor will virtually see you now – how one ‘forward-thinking’ GP surgery is embracing technology

9 July 2018

Marple Cottage Surgery is leading NHS primary care by improving patient experience with video consultations. Gill Hitchcock finds out more

Why 2018’s school leavers will keep learning, unlearning and relearning for years to come

17 August 2018

As techUK launches research to assess the readiness of students for the future working world, the industry body’s policy manager India Lucas looks at what lies in store for this year’s A-level students

Next steps for UK cybersecurity: legislation; skills; and security by design

8 August 2018

Talal Rajab of techUK looks at the key elements that are contributing to a hugely important year for cybersecurity in the UK


Finance leaders must help manage the digital hype

3 August 2018

Effective digital transformation requires finance professionals, technologists, and senior management to work together, believes Don Peebles of CIPFA


An open government will not always succeed – but a closed government is doomed to fail

30 July 2018

Secrecy creates a pressure that can lead to explosive consequences for both politicians and civil servants, according to Andrew Greenway

Scotland must learn lessons from the emperor’s new clothes of Whitehall transformation

26 July 2018

The digital scene in Westminster can be a self-congratulatory echo chamber, and the Scottish Government must block out the noise, believes Digital Scotland founder Neil McEvoy

Government must ensure the UK does not cede its 5G leadership

13 July 2018

Mark Kleinman and Mischa Dohler of King’s College London have four recommendations to ensure the UK’s strong position in 5G is not thrown away