Did you know: 96% of GP practices in Wales use an online referral system that will be fully rolled out later in the year.
February 25th, 2013
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It has been a year since the launch of G-Cloud programme under which the CloudStore was set up.

One year in, govt happy with G-cloud progress
 

HMRC will be offering a week-long Twitter Q&A session to help SMEs with tax advice, starting Feb 25th.

HMRC to offer tax advice via Twitter for one week
 
New Services

Lambeth Council will soon be launching http://lambeth.coop, which will replace its current website, using the Drupal Commons module.

Lambeth Council will use Drupal expertise to launch new website
 

An online tool allowing citizens to report concerns and give information regarding items such as alcohol, tobacco and knives being sold to children has been created.

Essex council creates online reporting tool for under aged sales
 
New Product / Technology

The Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre, seeing a rise in online child abuse, has announced a new app in partnership with Microsoft.

Govt child protection body launches app for child online safety
 

A smartphone app for Apple and Android devices lets patients submit feedback that is dealt with by hospital staff in real-time.

Birmingham Children’s Hospital launches feedback app for smartphones
 

City of Edinburgh Council has launched a website and free app for iPhone and Android called Edinburgh Outdoors.

Edinburgh council launches app and website to explore outdoors
 
Policy

The Innovation in Giving Fund will be giving grants to five programmes, two of them being technology related: Tyze and Apps for Good.

Cabinet Office funds 5 programmes including Apps for Good
 
Insights

A survey of over 1,000 public sector workers has revealed that 78 % of people do not know about the government’s agenda to improve public services by opening access to public sector data.

Most civil servants are not aware of the govt’s open data agenda
 

Dave Penman has said that his members are keen to embrace digital by default – however, they are frustrated by the pace of change.

Civil servants eager to embrace digital by default, says FDA gen secretary
 

Stephen Kelly talks about the speed at which digital change is taking place across the government.

COO Stephen Kelly talks about digital change
 

Diane Downey, acting head of ICT at Sunderland City Council, writes about how Sunderland is working towards becoming one of the world’s most IT intelligent cities.

How Sunderland wants to become an IT intelligent city
 
More News

The Department for Culture, Media and Sport has published the UK Broadband Impact Study

Using the internet increases wellbeing, says new study
 

West Midlands Police has said that the 24-hour Tweetathon held by it at the beginning of the month has been a success

West Midlands Police Tweetathon helps reduce number of non-emergency calls
 
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