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2016 Socitm spring conference

Mobile responsive council websites on the increase, finds survey – but quality declines

12 June 2017

Web and digital managers must engage service managers to create ‘properly digital’ services, not just put a service online, says Socitm review team

Why we should be more afraid of the cultural chasm than the digital skills gap

24 August 2016

The public sector might know what core digital skills it is short of, but its across-the-board capacity to embrace change is the key problem, according to​ Mel Ross of transformation consultancy Adapt2Digital.

Digital transformation needs a little more talk and much more action

13 July 2016

A straw poll session at this year’s Socitm Spring Conference revealed some uncomfortable insights on the state of digital transformation across the UK public sector. Mel Ross looks at what’s to be done.

Collaboration

GDS readies new centralised design platform for GOV.UK services

31 October 2017

New offering, which is entering beta testing, will combine elements of current platforms such as the Service Manual and GOV.UK Elements

Bristol moves past London to be named UK’s top smart city

23 October 2017

Study from Navigant Consulting recognises West Country city’s work in areas such as access to data and energy innovation

GDPR

What all public-sector IT leaders need to know to be ready for GDPR

25 September 2017

Victoria Cetinkaya of the Information Commissioner’s Office ​gives the organisation's top tips for government tech and data chiefs to ensure they are ready for new regulation next year

New investigatory powers commissioner to oversee all forms of government surveillance

5 September 2017

Methods including intercepting phone calls and bulk data collection to fall under the expanded remit of IPCO

 

Open Source

Nonsense or necessity? Doctors divided on NHS e-Referrals

17 November 2017

With the deadline for going paperless less than a year away, Gill Hitchcock finds that front-line workers have differing views on health service’s tech systems

Digital chief lifts lid on how HMRC pulled off the biggest tax change in 70 years without anyone noticing

15 September 2017

Interim CDIO Mike Potter also discusses how the department is leading the way on mobile apps and blockchain, and why he wants a tax service built around life events

PSN

What the doctor ordered

1 June 2017

An NHS-wide cloud for sharing diagnostic images and intelligence across the health service could mean huge economies of scale, stronger collaboration, and rapid digitisation, according to Jane Rendall and Fredrik Gustavsson.

Digital Transformation

NHS’s £500m HSCN deal goes live with nine suppliers

24 November 2017

Nonet of firms become first providers to be added to dynamic purchasing system for NHS’s new network

‘Running towards change’ – government uses Budget to bet big on digital and data

22 November 2017

A comprehensive round-up of a wide range of measures that commit more funding, create new bodies and programmes, and change the legislative landscape of public sector technology