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  • Digital leadership is key to rewiring the way local government works

    Matt Prosser, Chief Executive, Dorset Councils Partnership, is guiding the Eduserv Executive Briefing Programme on our ‘Skills for digital change’ research as part of his role on the programme’s Steering Group. This month Matt shared his thought on digital leadership i...

  • Digital development needs a focus on new skills

    This article was originally published in the MJ It is generally accepted that creating digital public services is more about changing culture and behaviours in organisations than it is about introducing new technologies. It is surprising therefore that we seem to spend...

  • New talent and collaboration needed to drive digital agenda

    In an interview published in ITPRO this week, Ed Garcez, Chief Digital and Information Officer (CDIO) of Camden, Haringey and Islington Councils - and friend of the Executive Briefing Programme – talked about shared learning, bringing new talent to the public sector and us...

  • Preparing for next year’s data regulation overhaul

    This article was originally published in The MJ In just over a year, the General Data Protection Regulation will go live, transforming the way councils collect and store personal data. When it comes into effect in May 2018, GDPR will lay down new rules covering consent...

  • Health and social care week – progress comes fastest when digital and IT leaders work together

    Eduserv’s Executive Briefing Programme’s research into health and social care integration highlighted the need to work together for positive change in the NHS and social care system. In January we worked with Government Computing to promote a delivery-focused conversa...

  • Health and social care week – starts today

    We’re excited to be working with Government Computing on Health and Social Care Week, starting today. The Executive Briefing Programme’s research across the sector has highlighted a need to work together for positive change in the NHS and social care system. By working w...

  • Quiz: Is your organisation ready for the cloud?

    Delivering services better, faster, and cheaper – means the public and third sectors must find ways to reduce risk and cost of failure. This can in part be achieved by increasing staff awareness and understanding of cloud technologies, as well as planning and executing clo...

  • How local authorities are approaching digital change

    At this year’s annual PSE ICT conference, delegates gained valuable insight from a panel of experts on “how local authorities are approaching digital change”. Speakers included Simon Hughes of Mid Sussex District Council and Maryvonne Hassell of Aylesbury Vale District...

  • Health and social care – making the digital connections

    This year the government announced that £4.2 billion will be spent on bringing the NHS into the digital age – paper free, kite-marked apps, digital records, click and collect prescriptions, free Wi-Fi in hospitals and citizen access to personal records which we can contro...

  • Infographic: Our report on local government cloud adoption

    Our recent report on local government cloud adoption paints a picture of the maturity of councils’ information management, their readiness to adopt digital methods and how far they have moved away from a dependence on traditional insourced IT.   More on loca...