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Health Secretary launches open standards and cloud first strategy for NHS - vendors that don’t comply will be phased out This article is sponsored by:

Matt Hancock is taking a leaf out of the GDS handbook and appears to be ready to ruffle some feathers with a new NHS technology strategy that focuses on open standards, a move to the cloud and interoperability.

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Local Government Association bemoans Whitehall’s “fragmented and disjointed” approach to digital This article is sponsored by:

The progress of digital government and the effectiveness of GDS is being investigated by MPs. In written evidence, the Local Government Association throws a number of criticisms at the approach to digital in Whitehall.

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‘No deal, no Netflix’ headlines a stretch - but there are real concerns for digital economy in latest Brexit notices This article is sponsored by:

The no-deal, no Netflix or Spotify stole the headlines this weekend, as Brexit negotiations continue to remain in deadlock. However, beyond the hysteria of no streaming, there are some serious considerations to take away for the digital economy from the government’s latest notices.

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Critical week for Brexit as negotiations reach deadlock - here’s what we know This article is sponsored by:

Sources have warned that the Brexit negotiations have hit a “real problem” as the EU seeks reassurance over a hard border in Ireland. MPs have previously warned that technology will not be a silver bullet.

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Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy on the hunt for digital and technology chiefs This article is sponsored by:

The Department states that has recently concluded a major programme of work to move to a cloud model, but needs new digital and technology chiefs to continue to drive change.

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Tony Blair criticises Theresa May’s government for not prioritising digital agenda This article is sponsored by:

The former Labour Prime Minister, who led the government between 1997 and 2007, speaks out about the distraction of Brexit and how digital government should prioritise bringing policy makers together with tech industry.

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NHS Trust frees up hundreds of hours for medical staff through use of ‘virtual workers’ and automation This article is sponsored by:

East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Trust has deployed Thoughtonomy’s virtual workers to eliminate manual workloads, freeing up staff to focus on patient care.

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From robolawyers to flying taxis - UK regulators awarded £10m to fund ‘innovative projects’ This article is sponsored by:

Business Secretary Greg Clark today revealed the 15 winning bidders for the £10 million Regulators’ Pioneer Fund. It is hoped the fund will help support opportunities identified in the government’s Industrial Strategy.

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Health Secretary Matt Hancock - “We’re going to sort out technology in the NHS” This article is sponsored by:

The recently appointed Health Secretary used his platform at the Tory Party conference in Birmingham this week to talk about his plans for technology reform in the NHS. However, can he achieve what plenty before him have failed to do?

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A virtual reality door to Norfolk’s bloody past This article is sponsored by:

South Norfolk District Council has created a mixed reality app to immerse visitors in the colourful history of now sleepy Wymondham - the site of a bloody 16th century uprising and a shocking Victorian murder case

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Tory conference - Chancellor Philip Hammond threatens to “go it alone” with digital services tax This article is sponsored by:

Chancellor Philip Hammond used his speech as an opportunity to answer the public’s concerns about the rapid rate of change in the digital economy. Part of this includes plans for a digital tax. Other plans include more funding to boost skills.

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Doctor Robot will see you now – but it’ll cost you more This article is sponsored by:

Chris Middleton takes the pulse of robotic surgery and explains what the challenges are in this complex, pricey sector of the market.

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