Green light for test-carrying drones for NHS

The UK Space Agency has backed a healthcare drone start-up founded by NHS staff, to help in the response to coronavirus.

2025 broadband target unlikely for rural locations

The 2025 target for faster gigabit coverage nationwide will be particularly difficult to achieve for the hardest to reach premises.

Sturgeon urges public to download new contact tracing app

Nicola Sturgeon has urged smartphone users to download NHS Scotland’s new contact tracing app to help suppress the spread of coronavirus.

Funding to help health suppliers improve cyber security

Hundreds of the country’s healthcare firms are set to benefit from government funding to boost their cyber security.

UK issues cyber defence advice for organisations

The NCSC has released guidance aimed at helping organisations stay safe from malicious cyber actors.

Broadband speeds in UK among slowest in Europe

An annual study ranking international average broadband speeds has revealed that the UK is among the slowest in Europe.

Huawei to be removed from UK 5G networks by 2027

The government has announced that Huawei will be completely removed from the UK’s 5G networks by the end of 2027.

Better data needed to help councils combat coronavirus

Labour is calling on the government to release more information to local authorities to help contain the local spread of coronavirus.

New framework helps facilitate safe return to the workplace

A new procurement framework will help public sector organisations access technology that supports social distancing in the workplace.

Charities to spurn social media over hate speech

A group of UK charities have threatened to curb their spending on social media engagement if platforms do not do more to tackle hate speech.

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.