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This article was originally published in The MJ In just over a year, the General Data Protection Regulation will go live, transforming the way councils collect and store personal data. When it comes into effect in May 2018, GDPR will lay down new rules covering consent to hold and process data, the right to be forgotten or to make subject access requests with regard to data h ...

Eduserv’s Executive Briefing Programme’s research into health and social care integration highlighted the need to work together for positive change in the NHS and social care system. In January we worked with Government Computing to promote a delivery-focused conversation about the change that technology can help to stimulate. Throughout the week we heard from a wide range of ...

We’re excited to be working with Government Computing on Health and Social Care Week, starting today. The Executive Briefing Programme’s research across the sector has highlighted a need to work together for positive change in the NHS and social care system. By working with Government Computing we aim to promote a delivery-focused conversation about change that technology can h ...

Top ten findings from our roundtable: 'Designing for digital service delivery'

At this year’s annual PSE ICT conference, delegates gained valuable insight from a panel of experts on “how local authorities are approaching digital change”. Speakers included Simon Hughes of Mid Sussex District Council and Maryvonne Hassell of Aylesbury Vale District Council, who each shared their experiences of how their own organisations achieved success via two very differ ...

This year the government announced that £4.2 billion will be spent on bringing the NHS into the digital age – paper free, kite-marked apps, digital records, click and collect prescriptions, free Wi-Fi in hospitals and citizen access to personal records which we can control and edit. The reality is far removed from this ambition, and the track record is littered with failed nati ...

This report, by Jos Creese, tackles the role of digital design and adoption

Stop talking and start building with open source, open standards and agile methods The next EBP report will focus on the role of digital design in achieving health and social care integration (this is the second report on the topic – the first being about the context of the challenge). As part of the research I interviewed Dr. Tony Shannon from Ripple – a clinically led team w ...

As part of the health and social care integration work undertaken by the EBP, I have been interviewing people from across the sector - finding stories and experiences that can inspire others and give practical guidance. I recently interviewed Karl Goatley, Director of IT at Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, about the formation of SEEN (South East of England Data Networks ...

I am feeling optimistic. I am new to working with Local Government - having spent the last few years running tech events, where I worked with developers, start-ups, incubation labs - anyone innovating and using tech to transform the way we do business and live our lives. I anticipated that working with local government would be a lot slower and I didn’t expect to see as much in ...

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