Inside DWP’s digital coronavirus response – APIs, reuse and micro-services
In the face of huge demand for its services, the DWP was able to call on a library of reusable tools, the department’s integration lead Jacqui Leggetter tells PublicTechnology
NHS collates data from symptom-tracker apps
NHSX works with jHub to gather and analyse information collected by third-party software
‘We need your data’ – how the ONS is mobilising the power of information in the fight against coronavirus
As the UK enters its ninth week of lockdown, interim deputy national statistician Frankie Kay...
Plans unveiled for European public sector data mega portal
The European Commission is planning to build a data portal to allow the public to access and compare all data published by public bodies in the European Union.
Worries raised over public sector spend data
Local government spent more than £2.5bn with external suppliers during 2013, according to new figures released today.
Bidding opens for £240m health data sharing pot
Councils must show a business plan outlining a return of 1.5 to one to be eligible for funds from a new £240m pot to encourage health data sharing.
Open source - believe the hype
Paolo Vecchi takes issue with a recent report which claimed that open source solutions are failing to catch on with local authorities.
Open source 'fails to excite councils'
Open source technology has failed to catch on with local government and is not necessarily cheaper than proprietary software, according to a new report.
Digital skills review issues call for evidence
A taskforce into digital skills established by Labour leader Ed Miliband is seeking views on how the UK can boost the ICT capabilities of employees.
Socitm and GDS to expand local digital dashboard initiative
A programme to use digital dashboards to analyse council service delivery is to expand after its initial work identified opportunities to reduce failure demand.
Councils invited to bid for open data cash
The government is inviting applications for millions of pounds to allow public sector bodies to release more data to the public, including for ICT infrastructure.
LocalGov Digital launches designers network
LocalGov Digital, the local government ICT practitioner network, has launched a sub-network for digital designers and developers working on council services.
Using open source to open doors in local government
Despite the rising tide of economic optimism, local government organisations are set to continue to see budget reductions throughout the year.