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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 ...

Three years on from Government Digital Service’s ‘Cloud First’ policy announcement, we have tested the extent to which this has penetrated local government. With responses from 408 UK councils, this report provides a comprehensive picture of cloud use in local government.

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 ...

Is the cloud-first policy a sensible one for local government? In my view yes, but how it should be applied has to reflect the legacy application estates of each council, the priorities of the organisation, the differences in demography, risk appetite, geography and a range of other policy issues. Mandating a cloud-first policy within local government might help, but could prov ...

This step by step guide offers advice on how local government organisations can assess their readiness for cloud. Following this, the guide will offer advice on how to begin to build a cloud strategy.

To build a clearer picture of the state of cloud adoption in local government we asked every council in the UK a set of questions. This initial report – the first of two we will publish – shows the state of play of the top 100 councils by revenue.

The findings from a roundtable discussion with local government CIOs and shared service directors - including motivations for sharing, key factors for shared service success and barriers to to overcome..

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Jude Sheeran as Chief Executive at Eduserv. Formerly Chief Operating Officer at the Shaw Trust, Jude brings an exceptional range of expertise to Eduserv. Before his time at Shaw Trust, Jude was an executive director with the Executive Affairs Authority in the United Arab Emirates, where his primary focus was development and ma ...

This article was originally published in WearableTech The relationship between health and social care professionals and their patients is changing, as a result of the increasing access we all have to personal data and online information. With a relatively small collection of wearable consumer devices, linked to a smartphone, I can amass details about my general health, a medic ...

This article was originally published in the MJ There is no doubt that some councils are in the vanguard of organisations exploiting digital in any sector. Arguably they need to be, given the enormous pressures in the public sector to protect critical services in the face of unprecedented cuts. Recent reports suggest that some of the most innovative CIOs and most competent IT ...

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