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These documents are about the fact that it is now possible for local authorities to access NHS Spine services via their existing GCSX connection and without the need to install a separate N3 connection.
The draft Routemap for Local Public Services Reform - enabled by ICT, which is the subject of a public consultation between 8 March and 4 April 2011, can be accessed here.
European (EU) Evaluation of the Public Procurement Directives - Socitm's Response and Supporting Notes
Socitm has responded to the EU evaulation of the Public Procurement Directives (Cabinet Office's Procurement Policy Note 21/10 - Feedback Request of the 6th December 2010).
Socitm, the Local CIO Council and the LGA, recently met with Buying Solutions, to discuss a number of issues raised around the charges for GCSx.
This paper presents the response from the Society of IT Management to the consultation document: Liberating the NHS: An Information Revolution - Making it happen. The response has been prepared by Socitm's Futures group with input from the membership in Socitm's Regions and other key stakeholders.
Planting the Flag - Strategic Capability
Public Administration Select Committee (PASC) Inquiry - Good Governance: the effective use of IT - the Socitm response
This is Socitm's response to the PASC inquiry into the way in which Government develops information technology (IT) policy and the strategy for its implementation.
Archives Sector Development commissioned a survey and report on the awareness and visibility of digital continuity risk in large local authorities. The report makes a series of recommendations that could be of assistance to local authorities.
Articles of Association
Socitm's latest policy briefing argues that local public service organisations should be looking at new and radical ways of managing and resourcing transformation and ICT
This document contains Socitm's response to the Department for Communities and Local Government's consultation on the policy options for geographic information from Ordnance Survey (closing date 31 March 2010).
The White Paper sets out how the government intends to improve public services by putting choice and control in the hands of individuals and neighbourhoods, encouraging public services to become more responsive to people’s needs. Socitm’s response focuses on specific proposals set out in section 7 o
This document is Socitm's response to the Prime Minister's speech on Britain's Digital Future, delivered on 22 March.
Socitm has responded to the Government's open data proposals set out in Making Open Data Real: A Public Consultation and Data policy for a Public Data Corporation. The consultation closes on 27 October 2011.
Socitm's manifesto for an incoming Government: A Seven Point Plan for IT in Tomorrow's Public Services
Socitm has prepared a 7-point plan - its hopes for the incoming Government post-General Election. Look out for our forthcoming analysis of the main parties' manifestos against the plan, to be published soon.
Further to a request from the Public Administration Select Committee for further evidence to support claims that central government IT costs and performance in general were worse than those achieved in local government, this report focuses on comparisons between the practice and performance of ICT
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