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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.

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

 

Brexit and data regulation: what next for data sharing and the GDPR?

4 September 2017

Dods political consultant Andrew McQuillan explores government’s position on data regulation post-Brexit, highlighting potential pitfalls as well as opportunities 

Data

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

Whitehall digital reform being slowly undone by ‘departmental barons’, warns Francis Maude

14 September 2017

But civil service head Jeremy Heywood hits back and claims government departments are ‘sharply improving digital capacity’

Mobile

GDS preps large-scale rollout of GovWifi and predicts it will ‘change the way civil servants work’

20 September 2017

Wireless internet service passes beta assessment and is now available in more than 100 locations across the UK

 

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

NHS app to offer GP appointments and access to medical records

12 September 2017

Health secretary Jeremy Hunt announces plans for England-wide rollout of platform, which will also provide 111 access and repeat prescriptions

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.

‘Tragedy in waiting’: Government slammed over potential six-month gap in emergency service communications

21 April 2017

Plan to update emergency services communications network dealt another blow as scathing Public Accounts Committee report warns of “potentially catastrophic” impact on public safety

Digital Transformation

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