Financial leadership key to public sector digital transformation

Technology advances in public services requires effective leadership, organisational engagement, and insightful risk management, says CIPFA.

Plans for ‘outstanding’ digital connectivity across Cambridgeshire

A new strategy is being launched across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough to significantly improve mobile, broadband and public Wi-Fi coverage.

Newcastle cabinet to consider leading ‘smart city’ proposals

A new report to transform Newcastle into the UK’s leading ‘smart city’ will be considered by Newcastle City Council’s cabinet.

Mobile phone detection first on Norfolk’s roads

Norfolk County Council is trialling a new mobile phone detection system on the county’s roads, which is the first system of its kind to be used in the UK.

UK drops to 35th in global broadband speed table

An analysis of more than 160 million broadband speed tests conducted across 200 countries has revealed that the UK is ranked 35th.

£7.5 million pledged for council digital agenda

The government has launched a new £7.5 million ‘digital pledge’ for local authorities to help them transform their online services.

NHS app aims to ease access to health services

The new NHS app, set to be available to everyone in England in December 2018, will give patients safe and secure access to their GP record.

Cardiff Council launches the ‘Cardiff Gov' App

Residents in Cardiff have been given a new way of connecting digitally with the council following the launch of the ‘Cardiff Gov' App.

Apps may 'support but will never replace' GPs

The Royal College of GPs has stressed that technology may support but not replace medically trained professionals.

NHS systems to capture private healthcare data

An initiative has been launched to ensure private healthcare data is recorded in the same way as NHS data in England.

Funding for 12 councils to explore social care innovation

NHS Digital and the LGA have chosen 12 councils to explore how technology and digital innovation could help shape the future of social care.

Lambeth Council to enhance its digital services

Lambeth Council has partnered with Intercity Technology to enhance its digital services through a fully-managed and flexible IT support service.

Social media firms must share burden of mental health

Simon Stevens has warned that social media firms should share the burden with the NHS as it battles mental health issues in young people.

£2.7 million broadband boost for Nottinghamshire

Rural Nottinghamshire is set to benefit from better broadband, after the council awarded a £2.7 million digital infrastructure contract to Openreach.

Plans to increase ethical use of data in the public sector

Measures will be considered to increase the UK’s leading role in the ethical use of data in the public sector.

Roadmap launched to harness London’s tech talent

The Mayor of London launched a major city-wide initiative to harness London’s tech talent in tackling some of the capital’s most pressing challenges.