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Screening healthcare workers could serve as warning system for viruses

Researchers have suggested that data from healthcare workers could be used to rapidly estimate the severity of future viruses.
c-suite

How can the c-suite walk-the-walk on climate change?

Chris Bowden, Managing Director at Squeaky, outlines how the c-suite can walk-the-walk on climate change and the challenges leaders are facing in the race to net-zero.
social value model

Why the Gov’s Social Value Model offers commercial benefits outside the public sector

Sarah Stone, Director of Samtaler, explores how the new Central Government Social Value Model can be used as a strong commercial driver for all organisations to develop a cohesive and more strategic Social Value offer.
low-code technology

Low-code technology: Enabling councils to support citizens

Richard Farrell, Chief Innovation Officer at Netcall, talks about the challenges that local councils have faced and the role that low-code technology can and should play in enabling local authorities to guide and support citizens.
CUI classification

Five steps towards effective CUI classification

Adam Strange, Global Marketing Director at Titus, by HelpSystems, talks us through the 5 steps towards effective CUI classification.
vaccinate population covid, COVAX

Some countries can’t vaccinate population against COVID until 2023

In February, 16% of the world's population pre-ordered 70% of available COVID vaccines - now, researchers at Colombia University reveal that some poorer countries won't be able to vaccinate their population until 2023.
government Green Paper

Digital procurement: What do suppliers really need from the Government?

Adam Maddison, director of client services at dxw, analyses the recent government Green Paper on transforming public procurement, focussing heavily on the support available to SMEs.
net zero targets, energy

The role of energy efficiency in achieving net zero targets

Reaching the net zero targets announced by countries around the world isn't just about generating cleaner energy: it will also require significant improvements in making our energy use more efficient.
pro-poor

Pro-poor policy: What is the role of aspirations failure?

Sayantan Ghosal, Adam Smith Chair in Political Economy, discusses an often-overlooked policy question: What is the relationship between aspiration failure and the continuation of poverty?
citizen experience, emerging tech

Citizen experience: Frictionless operations to improve people’s lives 

When rethinking service transformation, the focus should be on reshaping - Christopher Sly, AVP, Digital Transformation, HGS UK, explains why knowing the limitations to emerging tech reshapes a far greater value story.
outsourcing technology

Brexit and COVID-19 will combine to cause an outsourcing boom

Richard Leslie, CEO, The Sourcing Hub, discusses why the COVID-19 pandemic and Brexit could create a boom in outsourcing technology development.
April 2021

Open Access Government April 2021

The April 2021 edition of Open Access Government speaks about government policy issues globally, like COVID-19, health & social care, research & innovation, finance, digital transformation, agriculture, environment and energy.
public sector trust

Why flexibility lies at the heart of public sector trust

Rob Walton, Industry Director - Public Sector, Six Degrees, discusses how the public sector must rebuild trust by implementing robust and flexible data security infrastructure.
business rates

Business rates and empty properties

Here, the team at SafeSite Security Solutions talk about Empty Property Rates and the recent decision by the Court of Appeal to dismiss a public interest challenge to a Government scheme for the mitigation of business rates on empty property.
paid miscarriage leave, miscarriage

New Zealand creates paid miscarriage leave of three days

The historic legislation will give mothers and parents three days of paid miscarriage leave, which will also apply to those dealing with a stillbirth.
government services, public sector

De-risking transformation to deliver resilient government services

Mark Gibbison, Global Head of Public Sector at Unit4, explores how the focus on People Experience delivers more of what matters: helping citizens and communities thrive.
vaccines for uk, astrazeneca vaccine

AstraZeneca vaccines made for UK could be kept for EU use only

EU leaders today (25 March) decided not to create an export ban for AstraZeneca vaccines made for the UK - but the feud between AstraZeneca and the bloc remains close to the surface of future discussions.
IT automation

Why governments should look to IT automation, now and in the future

Adrian Keward, Chief technologist, UK Public Sector, Red Hat, explores how automation can help streamline operations and reduce costs in the public sector.
customer centric service

Using customer centric service design to improve public sector services

"Let's build solutions that enable a vision for future generations and to show the world how great the UK is in providing outstanding customer service", says Simon Seymour-Perry, Country Managing Partner at Netcompany.
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Working in partnership to reduce economic shock in Swindon

Julia Stuckey, Business & Economy Manager at Swindon Borough Council, discusses working with a diverse range of partners to help mitigate the impact of the closure of the Honda factory.

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