14 October, 2014 - 16:45

Socitm is very pleased to announce the launch our new app. We have partnered with governmentM to develop the app, which now provides a range of information about and from Socitm, as well as specific details about our events such as the 2014 Annual Conference.

13 October, 2014 - 11:31

Socitm’ health and social care event series, staged in collaboration with the Department of Health and adult social care association ADASS, will be disseminating learning and galvanising action in response to the information and technology challenges of current and planned health and social care reforms.

1 October, 2014 - 16:02

Major savings, and improved customer experience of transacting with government services, are in sight thanks to new work on identity assurance and particularly ‘attribute exchange’.

Identity assurance: enough on its own? a new briefing from Socitm, sets out the potential of adding to the mix ‘attribute exchange’, a means by which service providers can access information online about an individual’s ‘attributes’ – for example being disabled – that entitle them to a particular service they are applying for.

30 September, 2014 - 09:09

Socitm is to deliver nine one day workshops across the UK this Autumn to disseminate learning about the information and technology implications of health and social care reforms that will come into effect from April next year.

The workshops will present learning from England’s fourteen Health and Social Care Pioneers and from elsewhere in the UK, ahead of the requirement for all authorities with social care responsibilities to implement reporting requirements (April 2015) and integration of health and social care (April 2016).

2 September, 2014 - 11:05

A properly funded local digital service and much empowered in-house digital teams are better ways to achieve an improved online experience than the single website for local government that has been proposed in some quarters.

This is the conclusion of Collaborating and sharing digital assets: towards a local government digital service? in the second of Socitm’s briefings on tackling inconsistency, waste and duplicated effort across local government’s digital activity.

15 August, 2014 - 16:18

Socitm has been commissioned by the Department of Health to support local stakeholders in meeting the information and technology challenges posed by health and social care reform.

Summit events will be held in Leeds on 25 September and in London on 8 October, followed by a series of regional workshops in November and December.

Among other things, the events will disseminate learning from the fourteen health and social care ‘integration pioneer’ initiatives. These were established in November 2013 to pioneer new ways of delivering co-ordinated care.

29 July, 2014 - 15:26

We announce today the tasks that Socitm Insight has selected as the main topics for next year’s survey of the state of council websites. The Better connected team is now piloting these tasks and we expect that most will be confirmed for the final survey that starts on Sunday 26 October. The survey ends on Saturday 6 December and the report will be published as normally on Monday 2 March.

We will continue the practice introduced in 2013 of not listing councils that do not subscribe or have not pre-ordered their copy of the report by Friday 24 October.

24 July, 2014 - 17:05

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21 July, 2014 - 10:40

Staffordshire County Council is the first local authority to sign up to our new Premium Partner Adapt2Digital’s service, which helps businesses navigate to a place where they can adapt to digital continuously. Adapt2Digital has an excellent track record within the private sector working with organisations like Disney. 

2 July, 2014 - 09:15

ICT managers undertaking new product and service developments should consider the Dynamic Systems Development Method (DSDM) says Socitm in a new briefing.