EXCL: I've been leaked a personal minute from Boris Johnson to cabinet ministers in which he says wants to turn the public site into a platform for "targeted and personalised" data to be gathered in the run-up to Brexit.
letters appeared on late last night: 1. Brexit Sec Barclay says “insufficient time to complete work” to plan no deal mitigations if left till last days of October 2. Asks for Commission to allow bilateral (eg UK-Fr etc) prep 3. Barnier says No - pass WA
We have contacted Government regarding the collection of personal data on in order to fully understand its approach to compliance with data protection law and whether any further action is necessary.
Reasonable adjustments for people with a learning disability - a range of reasonable adjustment guidances developed by Public Health England. Including dysphasia, constipation and annual health checks. Plus many more.
Guidance for parents and carers on supporting children and young people’s mental health and wellbeing during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak -
Mental Health of Children and Young People in England 2017 [PAS] - Official statistics announcement - First #camhs prevalence survey since 2004 out today. I'll be discussing this on ⁦⁩ today10.45 ⁦
Great that ⁦⁩ plans simple online scheme to register EU nationals so they can stay here. Good luck Saj: for months I’ve tried to register my identity with to access services & attached is just one of many fails. & I have UK passport.
Almost every EU govt site (inc ) as well as sensitive public health pages on NHS & others (HIV, abortion, mental health sites) have dozens of ad trackers on them that haven’t been disclosed to users. My story here -
The "Climate Change Explained" page has been updated for the first time in a few years. A short but hopefully useful intro to the science .
Guidance on social distancing includes advice for all pregnant women to self isolate - I’m hearing that PREGNANT HEALTHCARE WORKERS are still being told to come to work. Please no.
Guidance on shielding and protecting people defined on medical grounds as extremely vulnerable from COVID-19 - Vital advice for people with cancer: please share widely.
News story announced on Health minister: NHS must lead the world in genomic healthcare
£2 million investment to help NHS achieve zero inpatient suicide ambition - . Very proud to have launched ⁦⁩ and socialised the conversation ‘about zero’ with ⁦⁩ & ⁦
Want to ensure Dominic Cummings and Boris Johnson don’t steal your data for their own use? Follow this link and switch the options OFF Pls RT
Statement from DVLA, “In our attempt to clarify the advice for drivers with autism spectrum disorders we’ve clearly muddied the waters and we’re very sorry for that. We have amended the advice on for both drivers and medical professionals which
If you’ve changed address, or you’re off to university soon, or you’ve forgotten where you’re registered, FIND OUT HOW TO VOTE 🗳 Register to vote -
Our latest report for ⁦⁩ published today, led by Prof Ann McNeill & colleagues ⁦⁩. Vaping in England: evidence update March 2020 -
We are grateful to the for giving our briefing on the Salisbury incident from the British Ambassador to Moscow more prominence. Read the full account, publicly available on , here
Please make sure you and everyone else eligible can vote in EU elections on May 23. EU Nationals must send an additional form. Details here. Please RT. Types of election, referendums, and who can vote: European Parliament -
👏hats off to the civil servant that produced this 'Climate change explained' page - one of the best plain English explanations I've seen in years. Highly recommended for friends, colleagues etc. that want a quick explanation.
Interesting prevalence data here Look at the prevalence in younger people in the South East Sero-surveillance of COVID-19 -
I've been thinking on this and I really really like this explainer on #climatechange. Really well written on where the evidence base is. If someone asks me for a primer on the science this is where I'll send them (ht )
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Over on we recently added the Dataset type to our "statistical dataset" pages. We'll be gradually fleshing this out over time as more metadata becomes available, and expanding it to our other statistics document types.
Coronavirus (COVID-19): guidance on vulnerable children and young people -
We're delighted to have supported the work of the Open Research Data Task Force over the last 18 months - final report published today on
You’ve got today and tomorrow left to register to vote. Don’t delay! Register to vote -
Supporting disabled people through the coronavirus outbreak -
Guidance for parents and carers on supporting children and young people’s mental health and wellbeing during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak -
Flooding and mental health: essential information for frontline responders -
NEW Companies do not have to report their gender pay gap this year because of coronavirus crisis, EHRC & Government Equalities Office say. Those who want to can still do so through the usual website.
In case you missed it ! Chief Social Worker for Adults' annual report: 2017 to 2018 -
Detentions under the Mental Health Act - Ethnicity facts and figures
Access 32,000 #UKAid Research and Evidence papers– 'Research for Development' on , mobile friendly 👉🏽 🔍📈📊🔬💡
Govt spox tells me this is normal and legal, the data is anonymised, and it’s only about improving the efficiency of . OK, so why is it being done now with haste, and through the no-deal XO committee? They had no answer for that.
Govt departments have been told to urgently share data they collect about usage with the Cabinet Office's GDS unit. In an email, Dominic Cummings told senior officials this was "TOP PRIORITY".
just published the BAME/COVID report Then immediately removed the link Someone’s getting fired
Leaked docs show the plan is to add extra tracking to users so the Cabinet Office can "have data for the entire journey of a user", from point of entry "through the service journey to completion". At present, analytics are collected by individual depts.
Today is YOUR LAST DAY to register to vote in the European Elections (on 23 May). Do it now. Not voting doesn’t teach politicians anything. Voting does. Tell them again. Register to vote -
If you want to vote I the election you only have until 11.59 tonight to register: Please, please do! › register-to-vote
Travelling to Europe after 29 March? You may need to renew your passport earlier than planned. Check your passport is still valid for travel at
UK, Norway and Iceland sign trade continuity agreement  -
Response to FT article and Twitter thread by Peter Foster -
Here is the guidance from govt on exactly what’s allowed and what’s not- Full guidance on staying at home and away from others -
Very happy to report that the list of nine protected characteristics on now correctly lists #sexnotgender having flagged up their error last week
We've launched an 8-week consultation on a new duty to support a 'public health' approach to preventing serious violence. Find out more and get involved on #KnifeFree #SeriousViolenceSummit
I'm leaving GDS after ~4 years. Working on and the Design System I've learnt how to build accessible services from some amazing people. I'm looking for a Senior Frontend Developer role somewhere that puts people first. DMs open, Retweets appreciated 💌
Legal Opinion on Joint Instrument and Unilateral Declaration concerning the Withdrawal Agreement -
The rejected petition list on is a hoot. It's basically a nationwide suggestion box (which I now plan to read through any time I need cheering up, thanks ):
Joint statement on the disappearance of Jamal #Khashoggi by Foreign Ministers from the #UK, #France and #Germany -
Always good to see keeping up with the changes. Always good to see diversity (Brokenshire is not wearing a tie)
We are looking for 20 LAs to work with us on our new programme: £84 million. Strengthening families, protecting children (SFPC) programme -
Today we have launched the UK's Geospatial Strategy - a 5 year plan for developing the UK's location data framework #UKGeospatialStrategy #UnlockingLocation Please visit our pages to learn more.
New guidance published today: relevant to all those practitioners working with vulnerable children & their families. Coronavirus (COVID-19): guidance on vulnerable children and young people -
have just published extensive guidance on making sure social media output is #accessible - useful for any organisation wanting to make inclusive content
🚨Students! If you moved house in September/ October, register to vote at your new address as well as your home town! Then you have control over where to vote. #GE2019 #generalelection2019 Register to vote -
£10 million research competition launched to tackle antimicrobial resistance -
“Elephants are one of the world’s most iconic animals and we must do all we can to protect them for future generations” #MichaelGove on the rapid introduction to Parliament today of one of the toughest ivory bans #StopWildlifeCrime:
A long way to go....a picture of beef cows with no ear tags. Dairy industry to join together to manage milk supply -
This is latest govt advice - COVID-19: guidance on residential care provision -
Check the wording on the coronavirus pages of it changed last week from number of deaths from coronavirus to number of people who have died after being tested positive to coronavirus. See what they did there?
Travelling to Europe after 29 March? You may need to take extra steps before you travel. Check what you need to do at #PrepareforEUExit
This👇🏼👇🏼👇🏼👇🏼 #techRapidly Now people 💥💥💥💥💥 This is the spec what can we do to get it manufactured fast and it doesn’t matter if it’s not perfect (🤦🏼‍♀️) Rapidly manufactured ventilator system specification -
Are you a member of the #WindrushGeneration? The consultation on the design of the compensation scheme has been extended until 16 November. Share your views on
Guidance on social distancing for everyone in the UK and protecting older people and vulnerable adults -
“We have checked with DVLA. They tell us that the online guidance was wrong previously. The DVLA’s policy says that autistic people should notify them. We are questioning the justification for this with them, as we know that this will cause concern for...
There is NO EVIDENCE the virus is circulating in pets or other animals in the U.K. Coronavirus (COVID-19): advice for people in England with animals -
Arrest of Ambassador to Iran: Foreign Secretary statement -
Joint statement from Prime Minister May, Chancellor Merkel and President Macron following President Trump’s statement on Iran -
This is such an important consultation, please comment and retweet Learning disability and autism training for health and care staff -
Please don’t miss the opportunity to have your say. Tonight is the deadline to register to vote #GE2019 -
Here is the link to the UK 5-year action plan for antimicrobial resistance 2019 to 2024 -
Travelling to Europe after 29 March? You may need to take extra steps before you travel. Check what you need to do at #PrepareforEUExit
The site currently says this, and is dated two days ago. What changed yesterday?
We've created a guide on evaluating digital health products, and it's LIVE on 🎉 #PHEDigital
Masks: type IIR from Cardinal Health – destroy affected lots (MDA/2020/021) - - Foam strip on the mask can flake and enter the wearer’s airway or mouth; ties and/or stitching may detach from the mask.
Hundreds of thousands of benefits claimants could be unable to register for the new #UniversalCredit digital service because of problems using the government’s online identity system Verify, according to new figures
Having made my first speech on this years ago, I’m especially thrilled to announce this. Approval for new trial to prevent Group B Strep in newborn babies -
Coronavirus (COVID-19): reuse of medicines in a care home or hospice -
I wrote this blog post back in 2014 in response to Google selling AdWords to obvious lookalike scammers. (1/3)
U.K. and EP elections: Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster's letter to the Electoral Commission: 1 April 2019 -
Moral and Ethical Advisory Group - for those who have asked what was happening to the Committee on the Ethics of Pandemic Influenza when we needed it.
The Government has just sent a text message to everyone registered with urging them to stay home to protect the NHS and save lives The comms strategy is ramping up
Everyone working on right now is doing a bloody amazing job 👏👏👏Look what they made!
Gove at last delivers legislation to ban wild animals in circuses -
Comprehensive new funding package for councils to help address coronavirus pressures and cover lost income during the pandemic - via
Public health grants to local authorities: 2020 to 2021 -
Guidance on social distancing for everyone in the UK and protecting older people and vulnerable adults -
Weekly COVID-19 surveillance report published - This is a handy resource for PH COVID related data. I’ve been taking an interest in the rolling study involving 200 GP practices swabbing people presenting with Flu/LRT symptoms
CILIP joins calls for Public Inquiry into Govt's proposal to make a rush transfer of data to Cabinet Office, allegedly for "Brexit planning", to ensure proper scrutiny and safeguarding of civil liberties
Thanks for the feedback. My tweet seems to have garnered much interest. I was quoting a senior visiting foreign dignitary making a speech on positive prospects for our trading relationship. DIT analysis/data from our excellent analytical team available at
It has been reported that members are experiencing issues with downloading the new General Licences forms from the website due to the volume of interest. To help, you can download them on the CLA's website here:
2/2 we've counted all deaths where COVID-19 was mentioned on the death certificate as“deaths involving COVID-19”; figures based on deaths occurring to date, among hospital patients who tested positive for COVID-19, & include deaths not yet registered.(ONS)
IMPORTANT: Blood cancer patients can register on as vulnerable. This will allow you to have food parcels delivered, along with access to special delivery slots with the supermarket. Register yourself, or on behalf of someone else:
Leaving the EU means separation also from #EEA states-the ties that bind. UK and EEA EFTA States sign Separation Agreement -
Here’s the latest UK update on using medicines like ibuprofen in #coronavirus... Bottom line: it’s OK! More info at .
Where is the archive representation on these groups? ⁦⁩ ⁦⁩ Cultural Renewal Taskforce and supporting Working Groups -
Just published, on a Sunday, on a bank holiday weekend, in half term... Planning guide for early years and childcare settings -
An alpha payments service which is the same as some Pay functionality but explicitly doesn't use it, passed its assessment despite the panel clearly being unimpressed by the duplication.
So the health secretary is tweeting a paywalled article in the Telegraph that contradicts the official advice for clinically extremely vulnerable people. Another great day in UK health policy.
There's a new way to find research and statistics on , and we're open to feedback. Much of the work is under the hood but it's always good to hear about surface-level things too.
Government response to the 'First 1000 days of life' report -
Extended deadline with accessible formats Independent Review of the Mental Health Act -
As ever, doing things to benchmark standard. It's #ResearchOps gold. A guide for data and privacy in research from the Service Manual: , you produced this, right?
Very excited for a 10,000 word blog post on explaining how it's outrageous to suggest that anyone was stopped by the police since motion and being "stopped" are actually meaningless concepts in all but one inertial frame of reference of an infinite number.
New guidelines on #housing #ageing #disability. Let's hope they make a difference Housing for older and disabled people -
Important that this country reads, accepts responsibility and learns from this. #windrush Windrush lessons learned review by Wendy Williams -
CMA finds evidence of serious issues in leasehold selling -
Still live on the website Keep the #Brexit term trending #Brexit #Brexit #Brexit #Brexit
has a very good feature where you can see what your tax is spent on. I went on it to learn that I spent roughly ten times more servicing the UK debt interest, than on contributions to the EU budget. Can we get that on the side of a bus?
Government appoints first National Adviser for LGBT Health and appoints 12 people to the new National LGBT Advisory Panel - #LGBT #LGBTActionPlan
Net Zero Review launched to support UK's world leading climate commitment -
Still buzzing with excitement after the digital government conference at the Harvard Kennedy School . Thank you for the opportunity to present about and Pay. Met so many awesome people!
Coronavirus (COVID-19): free school meals guidance -
Charity regulator issues Official Warning to Islamic Centre of England Ltd -
More expense, more bureaucracy, less freedom and many more queues taking much much longer. Such a stupid thing Visit Europe from 1 January 2021 -
COVID-19: advice for smokers and vapers -
Calling all students. Apply for a postal vote -
The coronavirus (COVID-19) situation is constantly evolving. Find up-to-date advice on the UK government's website & guidance issued by the Swiss government here: Please take these precautions to protect yourself and others.
One of the largest #mentalhealth trials launches in schools in the UK testing #Mindfulness, Breathing & #relaxation - ⁩ ⁦⁩ ⁦⁩ ⁦⁩ #prevention #meditation
Deadline to register to vote in local elections is TODAY. #Register to vote -
"Three more identity providers to withdraw from troubled Verify programme"
Visit to register to vote before Tuesday. Students remember it’s ok to be registered in two places as long as you vote only once! Vote . Do not forget Tuesday is the last day to register! Tell your friends!
Before journos write up this supposedly “new” no deal immigration plan, do please check how it differs from the existing no deal immigration plan that at 12.10pm is still on the website
"Cannabis-derived medicinal products to be made available on prescription [in the UK]" - -
Today’s CMA provisional findings on ILMN-PACB merger is great news for ⁦⁩ Pretty much sucks for everyone else (⁦⁩ ⁦⁩ , customers) Illumina/ Pacific Biosciences merger inquiry -
Here is the link to the UK 20-year vision for antimicrobial resistance - published today
Look 👀 job alert. Come and help us help the NHS. Digital & Technology Business Analyst - Civil Service Jobs -
Building rapidly meant technical debt was created. We’ve been working to classify and measure the debt so we can pay it down. See how:
Government launches plan to tackle loneliness during coronavirus lockdown -
Government to provide free car parking for NHS and social care staff - ⁩ ⁦⁩ ⁦
As far as I can see the DVLA discussions around #ADHD and #ASD are ongoing & evidence will be considered by Secretary of State Advisory Panel, next week on 20 March 2019. Video below from website: 1/3
Storage limit for frozen eggs, sperm and embryos to be reconsidered -
Coronavirus (COVID-19): admission and care of people in care homes - Words fail us here at CASCAIDr: duties TO care, and OF care, human rights and contract law, all collide. Putting this on the list to deconstruct. But not tonight!
Guidance on shielding and protecting people defined on medical grounds as extremely vulnerable from COVID-19 - 🌟Important🌟Start if extra measures to protect our extremely vulnerable #ageingwell ⁦
New Strengths-based social work: practice framework and handbook - launched. Co-authored by ⁦⁩, ⁦⁩ and Dr Tony Stanley ⁦⁩.
How GCSEs, AS & A levels will be awarded in summer 2020 -
NHS asks people to share their coronavirus symptoms to help others -
This month we celebrate women. And we're excited to have so many all-⭐ women taking the stage at this year's #CfASummit, including (but not limited to) of , of and Dr. Carla Hayden of #WomensHistoryMonth
Calling UK hospital staff - we have added #COVID-19 PPE videos to the YouTube channel. Donning PPE: Doffing PPE: Links are being added to the IPC guidance on . With thanks to .
This consultation closes on Tuesday 15th Oct. If you have an opinion on the impact or implementation of the act what’s working and what isn’t please take a few minutes to respond. Homelessness Reduction Act 2017: call for evidence -
What’s the significance of this? Illumina, Inc. / Pacific Biosciences of California, Inc. merger inquiry -
New law supports all families who suffer the loss of a child -
The first year: largest study there has been in England. Over the next few years we will build a solid knowledge base on child & family social workers. Longitudinal study of local authority social workers -
NO epidemic! Also ‘calls for stop smoking practitioners and health professionals supporting smokers to receive education and training, in the use of e-cigarettes’ Regular e-cigarette use remains low among young people in Britain -
Happy World Social Work day #WSWD2018 pleased to publish my annual annual report:2017 to 2018 today to celebrate -
Latest #coronavirus advice Stay at home: guidance for people with confirmed or possible coronavirus (COVID-19) infection -
I’m trying to set up Verify with the Post Office. Here’s the list of banks and building societies whose debit cards cannot be verified as part of the process. So nowhere major then. FFS.
Industry and Government Joint Statement on Telecommunications Support for the NHS - Great to see this impressive support for the #NHS frontline, many thanks indeed⁩ ⁦⁩ ⁦⁩ ⁦⁦
Updated flowchart, updated 3:14pm, 18 March 2020 COVID-19: investigation and initial clinical management of possible cases -
In amongst the huge efforts and business you were all under yesterday You may not have you noticed ⁦⁩ and I published our Chief Social Workers’ annual report: 2019 to 2020 - ?
Great to see some guidance for all the students worrying about their exams. No solution perfect but this looks very sensible so far. Further details on exams and grades announced -
Publication of the advice going to government. Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE): Coronavirus (COVID-19) response -
Government to end investment in Verify digital identity system - Cabinet Office announces 18-month transition to hand troubled identity assurance programme over to private sector: #verify
Join the Data Science Accelerator: applications now open - blogs via thanks
This is the list of premises that should and shouldn't be open The NHS is moving mountains to prepare the capacity for intensive care to save as many lives as possible
UK Research and Innovation (UKRI), will trial streamlined application processes for researchers. Simplified processes provide welcome boost for UK researchers -
NHSX: new joint organisation for digital, data and technology - they even have a Twitter ⁦⁩ 👀
Health Secretary announces £250 million investment in artificial intelligence - good news ⁦⁩ #DanishHealthtech
Coronavirus (COVID 19): list of online education resources for home education -
Better tech: not a ‘nice to have’ but vital to have for the NHS - . This has my full support - digital is a ‘Critical infrastructure’ requirement for our NHS - in the same way as our people and estates.
Government to offer testing for “everyone who needs one” in social care settings -
Today, I'm looking for a good definition of 'statutory services' - any ideas? Sometimes it's tricky to find clear, plain language definitions of terms used in legislation and on 🤔
RT : Health protection in schools and other childcare facilities -
GDS Maintains Commitment to #Verify Despite 3 Out of 5 Suppliers Withdrawing ⠀ ⠀ #digital #identity
Two sessions on U.K. participation in EU programmes such as Horizon Europe in the forthcoming. Third round UK-EU future relationship negotiations: 11-15 May -
Get it done! Don’t wait until the last minute - If you haven’t yet registered to vote you must register by 11:59pm on 26 November to vote in the General Election on 12 December. Register to vote - . Please Retweet!
Need an autocomplete for UK government organisations? Try 's based on registers, accessible autocomplete, and his own super-handy synonyms.
Three suggestions next time you write about immigration: 1. Check website. You could have seen we've had a points based system since 2008 if you looked. 2. Ask an immigration lawyer to fact check. 3. Maybe ask a migrant about how immigration works? 😉
There may be some evidence here that is collected from Drug Treatment....not GP's #NonMedicalDrugs Substance misuse treatment for adults: statistics 2016 to 2017 - › government › subs...
There may be some evidence here that is collected from Drug Treatment....not GP's #NonMedicalDrugs Substance misuse treatment for adults: statistics 2016 to 2017 - › government › subs...
Notify are now sending 500 million messages a year to email subscribers. Find out more about how Notify scaled to meet this demand: #GovPlatforms
Notify are now sending 500 million messages a year to email subscribers. Find out more about how Notify scaled to meet this demand: #GovPlatforms
No deal #Brexit preparations revving up: 35 email announcements issued at 1445
A regime with strict conditions: Higher education restructuring regime -
Thousands of Universal Credit claimants unable to use Verify to apply for benefits via
What assay does your lab use for SARS-CoV-2 antibody testing? Read our head to head comparison here - and the associated report here - - some assays perform better than others
🔻🔻🔻Targeted use of face coverings in healthcare settings- important to reduce spread. But still 2 metres social distancing whenever possible! New recommendations for primary and community health care providers in England -
Relieved to see this published at 11th hour. And very pleased to see 2030 smoke free ambition and mention of “polluter pays” principle. Will see how next regime honours this ambition Advancing our health: prevention in the 2020s -
Thousands of Universal Credit claimants unable to use Verify to apply for benefits
The EU Withdrawal Act statutory instruments are being posted on . Just the 188 of them so far. Net neutrality, the e-commerce directive, and intellectual property are among them.
Emergency bill to strengthen coronavirus (COVID-19) response plans –
UK government launches new drive on coronavirus tests for frontline NHS staff -
Thanks for sharing such important information about what to do if someone in your household has COVID-19. Stay at home: guidance for households with possible coronavirus (COVID-19) infection -
What the coronavirus bill will do -
Follow on Remembrance Sunday tomorrow for live updates from the National Service of Remembrance at the Cenotaph and read timings for the day on #LestWeForget
Dashboard - Voter registration - REGISTER TO VOTE.
National Drought Group - EA Chief Executive’s Statement -
SACN consulation on lower carbohydrate diets for people with type 2 diabetes -
Lots of interesting stuff on future for , including snippets on consent-based data sharing, but most fascinated by examples of places where users are that don’t include any of the face-to-face places where public services are needed
Register to vote - Don’t forget to register to have your say
Just tried to find the 'make an FOI' form/ email address for the Home Office. It's a horrible circular labyrinth. portal page leads to list of home pages, link on home page leads back to portal page.
Will the royal college be helping trust prepare guidance for junior docs in psych? currently only getting advice which doesn't cover inpatient psych. We need advise on how to assess and manage asap
Need to consider for hospice inpatient facilities to. COVID-19: actions required when a case was not diagnosed on admission -
Guidance for schools, colleges and local authorities on maintaining educational provision -
#REF21 penalty for offending institutions? Universities told not to alter applicants’ offers -
Summary: enormous headache for businesses that use personal information on people in EU countries. Many civil servants taken away from other work simply to alert business to risk. Data protection if there’s no Brexit deal -
UK aid will be “even quicker and smarter” in 2019 -
Archived! site giving us a blunt reminder that the First World War Centenary is over! At least the events pages look like they'll be preserved for posterity
Timely report from UK Chief Medical Officer for #WorldObesityDay Time to solve childhood obesity: CMO special report -
This should be fun. UK starts selection process for next Poet Laureate -
Moving to London has a high impact on a graduate’s salary. But what is the impact of most likely not being able to buy property on their future life? (Average £478,853 from )
HPV prevalence in sexually active young females in England - ⁩ ⁦⁩ ⁦⁩ ⁦⁩ ⁦⁩ ⁦⁩ ⁦⁩ #HPV
Couldn't find the #COVID19 stats I wanted altogether, so I went 2 the & compiled mortality rates in England & Wales, for the first 14 weeks of each year 2016-2020 & calculated averages, if anyone's interested. #SaturdayMotivation
GDS says that virtual assistants such as Alexa and Google Home can now access more than 12,000 pieces of government information on
New powers to Scotland and sustainable fishing at the heart of new Bill -
This is a very important consultation. One for ? National Data Strategy open call for evidence -
Opening the Verify Hub source code - Technology in government
Social Work vacancies within the National Crime Agency, Investigations Command - Civil Service Jobs -
Why we need a people centric approach to transport. Transport/mobility/access as a key determinant of health inequalities. Future of mobility: inequalities in mobility and access in the UK - you will like this ⁦
Déjà vu and driving - So this is an unusual rule about driving … the DVLA seem to understand déjà vu better than the rest of us. I guess ‘déjà vu’ is shorthand for ‘cognitive and perceptual changes related to seizures’
Coronavirus (COVID-19): guidance for care staff supporting adults with learning disabilities and autistic adults -
Faster access to new medicines agreed in deal with industry -
Cryptoasset promotions. The government is consulting on a proposal to bring certain cryptoassets into the scope of financial promotions regulations. -
Future frameworks for international collaboration on research and innovation: call for evidence -
Zero % VAT on ebooks it is, then. Thanks for the 12 hours notice
Around 20 NHS organisations have now published their Gender Pay Gap reports - Gender pay gap -
It’s that time of electoral cycle when people tweet about state of voter reg figures on the Performance Platform. They’re not useless (trends!) but there’s been known issues since day 1. *leaves another comment about need to describe limitations better*
This has got a good visual about when people are safe to leave their house following isolation. COVID-19: guidance for households with possible coronavirus infection -
Our plan to rebuild: The UK Government’s COVID-19 recovery strategy -
Government begins large scale study of coronavirus immunity -
Why is there not a very simply website for people to register they are symptomatic and self-isolating? #COVID19
Edward Timpson publishes landmark exclusions review -
EU drivers license in the UK... are you exchanging yours for UK license? So far no verdict on site on validity of EU licenses after Dec 31, 2020. 🤔
Part of the reason it takes so long is that I’m asked if I am ‘exempt from self-isolation’ with no other information as to what that means. Nothing. I google it and “paste in” another part of which explains that travellers from France are now exempt. 2/4
What is this jargon? What happened to user-centred design? What has happened to This used to be the best, most intuitive govt website to use. This is a hot, incomprehensible mess. I bothered to fill it in for 15 mins, not so sure many others will. 4/4
Your Covid symptom study app is great but if it sends an email inviting you to book a test on and after inputting all yr details on that website it comes back with a message saying it doesn't recognise you, then there's a problem.
Hi, DVLA is aware of a text scam that asks drivers to verify their details via an online link. We advise anyone who receives one of these, or any similar text, to ignore it. Advice on how to avoid and report internet scams and phishing can be found at
Multi-million government investment in the future of UK science -
New commitments in the fight against antimicrobial resistance - Worth sharing #MDXNur
A thoughtful reminder of why behaviour and language matter. Open letter from the Committee on Standards in Public Life to all public office holders -
Welcome news this morning but an opportunity missed not to apply the flexibility to all NHS staff not just senior clinical staff - NHS pensions for senior clinicians: new changes announced to improve care -
Huge responsibility. Critical climate will require total government approach from No.10 to ⁦⁩ ⁦⁩ ⁦⁩ and ... UK bids for COP26 presidency in partnership with Italy - #COP26
Congrata to ⁦⁩ colleague Prof Helen Fenwick on this appointment! 🙌🏻 Commission for Countering Extremism selects leading academics for research papers -
The uses 10% of the world’s pagers - for now. Health and Social Care Secretary bans pagers
Funding announced to train 900 new children’s social workers - - “all trainees will benefit from generous bursaries of up to £20,000.” Could this not be done through universities?
The U.K. has played a critical role in brokering the ceasefire in Hodeida. We welcome and support this drive for a wider Political settlement to the war in Yemen: Foreign Secretary's statement -
Important info in this briefing. Great to see suicide prevention being rightful prioritised in the actions. If our ambition isn’t #zerosuicide what is the right number? PM pledges action on suicide to mark World Mental Health Day -
This just out. V important data to drive change. Severe mental illness (SMI): physical health inequalities -
Bullshit. Give me a direct link to that page. I've searched and can't find it. Or are you now going to claim it's been taken down as part of some conspiracy?
There’s still time. Register to vote -
Full guidance on staying at home and away from others on . You must now stay at home - protect our NHS and save lives. #StayHomeSaveLives
Today's MasterMap press release #opendata
Why content should be published in HTML and not PDF
How to wear and make a cloth face covering -
Note - GPs advised against physical examination of suspected cases #nCoV2019 WN-CoV: Interim guidance for primary care -
Government to provide free car parking for NHS and social care staff -
"[] launched in 2012 and just over a year later it was hosting all the content for 24 departments and 330 organisations. By 2015, it had replaced the sites of 1,882 gov organisations.” Good lessons on scaling within gov from UK GDS:
Guidance on shielding and protecting people defined on medical grounds as extremely vulnerable from COVID-19 -
Expanded list of key workers and families including those in supermarkets and transport will be able to book virus tests online on from tomorrow - up to 10 million eligible
List of key workers published - Guidance for schools, colleges and local authorities on maintaining educational provision - #COVID19 #HR #NHS
THIS!!—> Important resources for educational, business and other non-healthcare settings: COVID-19 guidance for non-clinical settings -
Joint Statement from the UK, Australia and Canada on Hong Kong -
Update on daily death figures: PHE say they will continue to be published each day on the dashboard - but they have been “paused” by DH for their website and social media till the end of the review.
It will be SUCH a loss if this change leads to fewer outstanding graduates entering nursing and healthcare education. Such a loss. Healthcare education funding for postgraduate, dental hygiene and dental therapy students -
Open letter from the Committee on Standards in Public Life to all public office holders -
Yes - I just forgot to reply. Available on since 21 May - here you go:
Unconference session at our Bristol #LocalDigital roadshow on how to use Pay for local services like green waste collection #FixThePlumbing
Sara Khan to lead Commission for Countering Extremism -
Coronavirus (COVID-19): what you need to do -
What the coronavirus bill will do - - looks like many bases covered but not seeing anything about DWP and benefits
Managing clinical trials during Coronavirus (COVID-19) -
COVID-19: guidance for social or community care and residential settings -
42 consultations and papers published since Monday morning, according to site:
Government to provide free car parking for NHS and social care staff - #Parity
Implementing pathogen genomics: a case study -
Flu vaccine effectiveness in 2017 to 2018 season -
Thousands of new roles to be created in mental health workforce plan - - let’s hope this means thousands of new posts - already too many unplanned and untested new roles
Hizballah to be banned by ⁦⁩ , alongside other terrorist organisations -
CMO confirms cases of coronavirus in England -
Emergency Bill to be debated this week: What the coronavirus bill will do -
Loving that if you search out official info on the app levy on , this comes up on the ‘key facts you should know’ page Nothing like a bit of honesty..
Access over 30,000 #UKAid Research and Evidence papers– 'Research for Development' on , mobile friendly 📱-
It's out! Independent Review of the Mental Health Act: interim report - next step is to consider MHN role in supporting & implementing much needed change
Independent Review of the Mental Health Act: interim report -
My food box arrived. The driver went to the wrong building. I gave precise instructions as to how to find me. He still couldn’t find me & started shouting at ME. He threatened not to give me my delivery so I ended up in tears.
So my Mum who has been here since 1968 has to apply? This is going to send her into a complete spin, she will be convinced that she will be sent back to Italy! Settled and pre-settled status for EU citizens and their families -
List of participants of SAGE and related sub-groups - Nobody from mental health setting in Hospital Onset COVID-19 Working Group ⁦⁩ ⁦
⁩ Secretary of State ⁦⁩ letter to civil society organisations about the Government’s planning for Brexit -
New resource from Health matters: smoking and mental health -
Just bookmarking this> Sero-surveillance of COVID-19 -
Chancellor launches Budget process to usher in ‘decade of renewal’, promises to “prioritise the environment”
Freshers urged to get MenACWY and MMR vaccines before start of term -
This is an announcement of great importance for all of us - first in the world. Would like to congratulate ⁦⁩ as inaugural chair. No better person to lead Centre for Data Ethics and Innovation -
UK and Mexico commit to collaboration on climate change and trade -
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£20 million funding to help 10,000 young people into NHS careers -
Stay at home: guidance for people with confirmed or possible coronavirus (COVID-19) infection -
Getting Bredit done? Hardly. According to official “nothing has changed” (to quote the last PM)
Learning disability and autism training for health and care staff -
Counter-Terrorism and Border Security Bill given Royal Assent -
Charitable think tank warned over breaches of charity law -
Update from SAGE: Delay phase modelling - “SAGE also agreed that in line with good scientific practice the modelling and data considered by SAGE in future will be published.”
Good to see latest Coronavirus (COVID-19) guidance updates on for: - Educational Settings - Prisons and other prescribed places of detention - Rough Sleeping - Shipping and sea ports
Guidance on social distancing for everyone in the UK and protecting older people and vulnerable adults -
Controlling the spread of COVID-19: Health Secretary's statement to Parliament -
ICYMI: #COVID19: residential care, supported living and home care guidance - Focuses on: 1. Maintaining care during outbreak or widespread transmission. 2. Actions for symptomatic care workers or cared for individuals.
Important - we all have a role to play COVID-19: guidance on social distancing and for vulnerable people -
Congratulations Sir Jeremy! It’s great to see your huge global health impact recognized on The New Year's Honours list 2019 - ⁩ ⁦
Chief Medical Officer annual report 2018: better health within reach - good to see specific section on impact of inequalities on mental health and how this relates to physical health
maybe we need to follow the digital plan for healthcare and put NHS email into the evaluation"Sandbox" a bit like Frank Skinner puts things into room 101
Coronavirus (COVID-19) action plan -
. do you know what link actually explains how to apply for settled status, given that we're now eligible for the pilot? Been surfing for the last half hour and none the wiser... (or is it hidden in the pdf guidelines?).
Withdrawal Agreement explainer and Technical Explanatory note on Articles 6-8 on the Northern Ireland Protocol -
Took some passport photos that resembled Darth Vader when Luke takes his mask off in Return of Jedi. rejected them on the grounds that they contained too much dark side. 🤷‍♂️ #truestory
Trust but Verify: 's federated approach to digital identity provision - new policy paper
Trusted Digital Identity Provision: Verify’s Federated Approach
Guidance for schools, colleges and local authorities on maintaining educational provision - welcome recognition of the whole health and social care workforce including volunteers in broad definition of key workers
THIS!!—> New resource. Coronavirus (COVID-19): residential care, supported living and home care guidance -
Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE): Coronavirus (COVID-19) response -
UKVI’s new front end services: what you need to know - - sharing for anyone else in an #ILR panic, with huge thanks to ⁦⁩ for the intel
UK’s largest companies pledge hundreds of millions of pounds to tackle climate change -
UK climate targets: request for advice from the Committee on Climate Change -
COVID-19: cleaning in non-healthcare settings -
COVID-19: infection prevention and control -
In case you're interested in a different place, I've collated the weekly July data for all LAs in England in this Google Sheet: Data source is the dashboard download
First case of monkeypox confirmed in England -
Seems tenderers and bidders for #AotF £4M pots are being notified of success/shortlisting. Interested to see who gets selected...
Matt Hancock: new technology is key to making NHS the world’s best -
seriously. 🇬🇧 visa application is painfully long. once you apply, you pay fees to and separately on a 3rd party site run by some indian company. currently stuck on what fee to pay turns out each site has different tiers and the tiers don't align well FML
New HIV diagnoses across the UK fell by 17 per cent in 2017 -
If you’re in the U.K. and you wanna make an on-the-fly ventilator, now’s your chance. Seriously, UK guidelines for non-compliant devices. #covid19 -
Fascinating - prep info for voice: "we could increase the number of answers we provide in voice assistants simply by making it easier for search and knowledge engines to use as a data source"
UK response to the Ebola outbreak in North Kivu, DRC -
Common animal-associated infections quarterly reports: 2018 -
Flu vaccination leaflet: who should have it this winter and why -
Inactivated influenza vaccine: information for healthcare practitioners -
Lyme disease epidemiology and surveillance -
The future of work: jobs and skills in 2030 - via
Government to provide free car parking for NHS and social care staff -
Having spent years working on collecting policy docs from places like : PDFs look nice, are self-contained, easy to save (linkrot is terrible!). They print for annotation nicely. It pains me to say it but not sure HTML currently trumps PDF for users (2/2)
Search over 30,000 #UKAid Research and Evidence papers– 'Research for Development' on , mobile friendly 📱-
COVID-19: guidance for the public on mental health and wellbeing -
Sports groups score £400,000 funding boost to tackle #extremism -
NHS to benefit from £13.4 billion debt write-off - I think it’s safe to say that internal & external market has finally been removed from the #nhs.
Considerations for acute personal protective equipment (PPE) shortages - What’s next? Shortages of soap means it’s now recommended to not wash your hands?
Claim from Leics is on website anyhow! () Although 2nd pic from CCC website.. says Leics started in Jan 2013 which would make it later than Cleveland in 2012 (Pete Jackson, Leics Police is listed as source ()
Considerations for acute personal protective equipment (PPE) shortages - Anyone knows how to sterilise surgical masks? Microwave or steam?
Is this data/graph correct on / website? (steep decline in last 2 days) Or are lab tests being done elsewhere or something? Would be delighted if it was correct.
My stay on this ward is costing the Earth many times more than what I I’m alleged to owe but according & other sources of above I don’t.Are you listening the troll who tried to harm me?
Only 147 lab confirmed covid-19 cases in England yesterday? Can this be correct? Looks more like a data error/testing elsewhere PHE / data
Is it an either/or? Speaking as someone just recently - as a citizen not funder - desperately looking for info on education policy in the uk, I was so happy to have give me the legislation easily searchable...
Ask a question at the next coronavirus press conference -
Ah David Spieglhalter is a member. Makes sense now why Gov were praising his intervention on the media. List of participants of SAGE and related sub-groups -
The PHE release their assessments of the Roche and Abbott #covid19 assays COVID-19: laboratory evaluations of serological assays -
Now I cannot tell whether you are being sarcastic or not 🙃 I don't think was ever designed with accessibility and ease-of-searching in mind; I long for the orange pages of the old HPA website...
Plots of UK weekly COVID deaths by local authority (not sure why site doesnt have these)
Been doing some research on the chem-bio lab at Porton Down. According to site: “No aliens, either alive or dead have ever been taken to Porton Down or any other Dstl site.” Is Porton the British Area 51?
Women in Innovation: new support announced - via #innovation #iwd
UK calls for drastic action in Yemen as coronavirus infections reach one million -
Reduced Threat from Northern Ireland-related terrorism to Great Britain -
Social Care Sector COVID-19 Support Taskforce -
In memory of Rebecca: The Rebecca Dykes Chevening Scholarship -
That Queen's Speech was so insubstantial I'm surprised HM didn't end with "For more on my government's agenda go to
These excellent documents are now available for all those interested in systems approaches to obesity. Congratulations to ⁦⁦⁦⁩ :⁩ Whole systems approach to obesity -
Advancing our health: prevention in the 2020s – consultation document - this is really good.
Advancing our health: prevention in the 2020s -
⁩ research on digital inclusion: Leaving No One Behind in a Digital World -
Digital inclusion – ⁦⁩ research review of trends and messages -
NHS pensions for senior clinicians: new changes announced to improve care -
UK aid’s biggest ever single direct commitment to tackle climate change in Africa -
#GlobalDisabilitySummit. You can find a summary of all the commitments made (and lots of details of gov, NGO & private sector organizations) in the link here: - #YA24 #LNOB #Health #Disability
Congratulations to Angela McLean ⁦⁩ - first woman appointed as MOD Chief Scientific Adviser - HT ⁦
UK aid funds world’s biggest educational technology research project -
Our national identity strategy is the envy of the world and beacon to the nations. As jealous forefingers across the seas turn to Verify for guidance, identity theft is soon to be a thing of the past and... er... wait... hold on...
Resilience in light of COVID: Climate Action on the Road to COP26 -
Lord Farmer’s follow-up review finds family and other relationships ‘utterly indispensable’ for the rehabilitation of female offenders and reduction of intergenerational crime -
PM launches new mission to put prevention at the top of the mental health agenda - More progress for the MH agenda but essential that future PMs maintain and grow the focus and investment
PM Theresa May: we will end UK contribution to climate change by 2050 -
Very encouraged to see the U.K. committing to make #progressnotpromises at the #g7biarritz! : PM offers education lifeline to 600,000 children living in conflict -
New ⁦⁩ aid to incentivise banks to lend to women by reducing costs, provide expert training to female entrepreneurs & break down barriers for female entrepreneurs in #Africa -
Education Secretary: “I am an utter pudding for writing this crap that character and resilience are key to social mobility” -
UK deploys a team of three humanitarian experts to Bahamas following devastating Hurricane Dorian -
New big 🧀s ⁦ ⁩ Interim Joint Chief Social Worker for Adults announced -
has caused so many problems with their facile #shielding size does not fit all esp #bmt patients.Some should continue restricted exposure to others incl. returning schoolchildren
Forensic mental health social work: capabilities framework -
Just seen this statement on "The United Kingdom is leaving the European Union on 31 October 2019." Has a deal been done? Has Parliament ratified it? What happens at ? I think we should be told!
Prime Minister announces ambitious package of support to protect and restore the world's forests -
Exporting active substances for medicines after Brexit - #Brexit
Contracts awarded to deliver urgent medicines into UK after Brexit -
Junior minister says considering facial recognition to verify age of p0rn-watchers *the white heat of new technology shining into every corner of our digital government*
2/ at least France supports TDM. The UK (government and libraries), despite having passed the TDM exception has done NOTHING. Support from JISC??? Support for tools??? Support for legal??? Support for training??? I wrote to (IPO, PIR) saying exactly this.
S.140 of the MHA, is just like a real section of the MHA ✔️ Section 140 of the Mental Health Act: a briefing for CCGs and local authority partners -
Net Zero Review launched to support UK's world leading climate commitment -
Numbers are pretty low, less than a thousand per day. Results from this direct testing of cases continue to fall. The ONS are also doing random population sampling. That shows more of a plateau, at low levels, albeit with lots of uncertainty. has the data
Human animal infections and risk surveillance group (HAIRS) - . Did you know about HAIRS? An important project to understand the animal-human interphase and emerging infections. ⁦
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£40 million investment to reduce NHS staff login times -
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