NHS England to launch first NHS virtual pride

NHS England is hosting its first-ever ‘Virtual Pride’ to celebrate and involve all of its LGBT+ staff and their allies.

Councils warn against Test and Trace scam

Councils have received reports of fraudsters attempting to exploit the Test and Trace system.

One in three feel public sector tech has not worked

Research has indicated that 30 per cent of people feel that public sector tech has not worked during lockdown.

Public sector challenges to be aided by satellite data

The public sector can access new satellite images of the UK to help issues such as town planning and flood mapping.

IT deal to save hundreds of millions for the NHS

An agreement will save the NHS hundreds of millions of pounds and enable all eligible organisations to access Microsoft 365 digital tools.

Contact-tracing app in place by end of month

Business Minister has said that the new NHS coronavirus contact-tracing app should be in place by the end of the month.

New framework to protect NHS against cyber threats

A new framework has been launched to help the NHS and wider public sector manage cyber risks.

Councils lacking a consistent view of cyber security

New government research has found inconsistencies across local authorities as to what cyber security is.

Millions of patients benefiting from remote consultations

Millions of patients have been getting expert support from family doctors from the comfort of their own homes while the NHS responds to coronavirus

Cyber criminals will use coronavirus tracing app for attacks

Half of the UK public surveyed about the Covid-19 tracing app do not trust the government to keep their information safe.

The government has published guidance to keep people and children safe online while working and learning from home during the COVID-19 crisis.

The Education Secretary Gavin Williamson has announced measures to keep disadvantaged pupils connected while learning from home during the coronavirus pandemic.

 The British Army will be deploying two experts to combat the spread of harmful, false and misleading information.

£2.6 million is being made available to fund a number of projects to develop hi-tech solutions to the challenges caused by the coronavirus response

New powers for councils to hold public meetings remotely

Local authorities have been handed new powers to hold public meetings virtually by using video or telephone conferencing technology.

Surge in the number of people using NHS tech

Research shows that 38 per cent of people have increased their use of NHS technology since the start of the coronavirus outbreak.