All trusts now switched over to e-Referral Service

All 150 acute hospital trusts have made the move to sending and receiving all first outpatient appointments through the NHS e-RS.

West Midlands to host large-scale 5G testbed

The West Midlands has been selected to become the innovative home to the UK’s first multi-city 5G test bed.

Digital service established to tackle disruptive roadworks

£10 million will be spent on a digital planning service to improve the way that drivers plan their journeys and help them avoid roadworks.

Digital transformation results for Pendle Council

Pendle Borough Council has seen a 95 per cent reduction in footfall to its contact centre as a result of a new digital transformation programme.

Local authorities urged to bid for £95m broadband funding

Local authorities are urged to bid for a share of the £95 million being made available to help rollout full fibre connectivity across the UK.

Electronic prescribing at GPs and pharmacies expanded

DHSC has said that it will support the hundreds of GPs and pharmacies still to make the move to electronic prescribing.

Half of government digital spend going to SMEs

Oliver Dowden has announced that SMEs are accessing almost half of public sector spend on digital, data and technology services.

Half of councils using unsupported server software

A worrying number of councils are leaving themselves open to security vulnerabilities and expensive extended support costs.

UK universities cyber security work recognised

Three UK universities have been recognised as Academic Centres of Excellence in Cyber Security Research by the NCSC.

Modernised payroll and HR for Bristol City Council

Bristol City Council is integrating its HR and payroll processes by partnering with MHR for the provision of its cloud based iTrent system.

£9 billion superfast broadband boost

The government’s rollout of superfast broadband has seen local business amass a combined £9 billion increase in turnover.

Free Wi-Fi extended into 20 Leeds community buildings

A leading digital skills programme being delivered by Leeds City Council will see free Wi-Fi made available at 20 community buildings.

National technology advisor Liam Maxwell to leave for role at AWS

Maxwell was among the senior staffers responsible for creating a cloud-first policy within the UK government,

Lewisham residents contacted about suspected data hack

Lewisham council officers are contacting around 6,000 people who they believe may have had their financial data hacked

The Department for Education has highlighted five key opportunities for the technology sector to create a step change in education, improving teaching and slashing workload

£45 million investment in rural broadband

New £45 million funding for the Rural Broadband Infrastructure Scheme will see rural communities benefit from improved broadband access.