The government has confirmed that it is planning to legislate to allow councillors to be sent agendas for council meetings electronically.
'Designating services as digital is increasingly a hindrance' – DfE's Emma Stace on working across organisational boundaries
As the Department for Education refashions itself as a delivery department, its chief digital officer Emma Stace tells PublicTechnology she is determined to make digital ‘just the way we do things round here’
Onlookers are asking why the chatbot created by Babylon Health – which provides the GP at Hand service – is offering such different guidance to men and women. But the company tells PublicTechnology its service is working as intended.
Digital-first appointments are delivering the biggest improvement in access to GPs for 10 years, Stratford medical director Dr Bhupinder Kohli tells Gill Hitchcock
Luton Borough Council chose to renew its IT contract rather than go with a new provider. The council’s technology lead tells Gill Hitchcock how it shifted to an outcomes-based approach – and why a flexible 10-year contract can still be a good deal.
‘The skill set for any CIO is the same’: Socitm president Geoff Connell on moving from borough to county
Geoff Connell took up his role of CIO at Norfolk County Council in August last year. Rebecca Hill asks him how he found the change from the London Borough of Newham, and finds out what’s on his to-do list.
Local authority seeks to engage with potential commercial partners
Institute for Government says permanent secretaries should spearhead commercial efforts
Department to inform citizens that they may need to renew their passports earlier than expected
Government must eliminate ageing tech to ensure it is not left behind by society at large, believes Sascha Giese of SolarWinds
Jessica Russell of techUK believes increased collaboration between the emergency services and technology partners could deliver improved public-safety outcomes
Hanna Johnson of tech accelerator Public believes that transforming citizen services will require government to adopt new ways of buying and using technology