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.
Woke up a slight sore throat so thought I'd do the right thing & get a Covid test. Official website now demanding I share my information with an American Credit Check Company. No way that's good news.
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.
Enter your postcode and find out what Covid restrictions are in place locally. Such an important tool should be hosted on , not reliant on 's goodwill to build it, maintain it and keep it up to date.
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.
A beta version of the new #COVID19 data dashboard is now available: Please don't @ me with any comments or suggestions - there is a feedback button at the top of the page.
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 ⁦
Want to know the mental health and wellbeing impact of covid? Read this: Important national health surveillance work from COVID-19: mental health and wellbeing surveillance report -
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 )
Full report of the social care task force and sub groups. Social Care Sector COVID-19 Support Taskforce: report on first phase of COVID-19 pandemic -
⁩ is hiring... a deputy director for data policy and 35 other roles... come and join a fantastic team. All jobs advertised on civil service jobs Deputy Director – Data Policy - Civil Service Jobs -
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.
The future of public health: the National Institute for Health Protection and other public health functions - released yesterday
Coronavirus (COVID-19): guidance on vulnerable children and young people -
You’ve got today and tomorrow left to register to vote. Don’t delay! Register to vote -
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
Supporting disabled people through the coronavirus 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.
Guidance for parents and carers on supporting children and young people’s mental health and wellbeing during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak -
In case you missed it ! Chief Social Worker for Adults' annual report: 2017 to 2018 -
Access 32,000 #UKAid Research and Evidence papers– 'Research for Development' on , mobile friendly 👉🏽 🔍📈📊🔬💡
Detentions under the Mental Health Act - Ethnicity facts and figures
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".
You will soon be able to enter your postcode into the site to receive a message confirming that I haven't a clue what the rules in your area are either. #covidbriefing
just published the BAME/COVID report Then immediately removed the link Someone’s getting fired
CHECK CHANGE GO Piece of cake, right? Not quite I just had a go on the site to see what I'd need to do if I were a business that traded with the EU... - Update all my import/export processes - Make customs declarations for all imports/exports 1/5
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 -
There are currently 52 patients with #COVIDー19 on ventilators in England. At the highest point in the peak this figure was over 2,800 as per data. This figure is the lowest on record so far for #COVIDー19
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 -
Joint statement on the disappearance of Jamal #Khashoggi by Foreign Ministers from the #UK, #France and #Germany -
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 ):
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:
Update: 6,968 new #COVID19 cases in UK in past 24 hours, acc to dashboard. UK case trajectory remains in line with France/Spain. Rising - but at a slower rate than previous weeks. Doubling time for cases currently about 30 days on basis of past week
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?
I am astonished - look what the team did for my last day! 🥺💖
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 -
This is such an important consultation, please comment and retweet Learning disability and autism training for health and care staff -
Joint statement from Prime Minister May, Chancellor Merkel and President Macron following President Trump’s statement on Iran -
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.
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 -
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
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 -
You can find this information on .
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.
Everyone working on right now is doing a bloody amazing job 👏👏👏Look what they made!
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 -
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
Comprehensive new funding package for councils to help address coronavirus pressures and cover lost income during the pandemic - via
Gove at last delivers legislation to ban wild animals in circuses -
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
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
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:
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 -
Leaving the EU means separation also from #EEA states-the ties that bind. UK and EEA EFTA States sign Separation Agreement -
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:
Just published, on a Sunday, on a bank holiday weekend, in half term... Planning guide for early years and childcare settings -
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.
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.
This is useful. Deputy Chief Medical Officer Professor Jonathan Van-Tam's Op-Ed -
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.
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?
Government response to the 'First 1000 days of life' report -
Extended deadline with accessible formats Independent Review of the Mental Health Act -
Statement from the UK Chief Medical Officers on schools and childcare reopening -
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.
CMA finds evidence of serious issues in leasehold selling -
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?
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 -
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 live on the website Keep the #Brexit term trending #Brexit #Brexit #Brexit #Brexit
Calling all students. Apply for a postal vote -
From 1 Jan 2021 exports of Live Animals and Products of Animal Origin from GB to the EU will require an Export Health Certificate (EHC). Exporters will need to apply for EHCs online. Register now and read the guidance notes on at:
This is giving me the shivers - it was released today (10 Sept). Do officials & politicians in the UK not read the US HE news v/ ⁦⁩ ⁦⁩? Higher education: reopening buildings and campuses -
Guidance for full opening: schools -
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!
I’m just going to leave this here: Principles for managing SARS-CoV-2 transmission associated with higher education, 3 September 2020 -
Charity regulator issues Official Warning to Islamic Centre of England Ltd -
COVID-19: advice for smokers and vapers -
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!
More expense, more bureaucracy, less freedom and many more queues taking much much longer. Such a stupid thing Visit Europe from 1 January 2021 -
Coronavirus (COVID-19): free school meals guidance -
Deadline to register to vote in local elections is TODAY. #Register to 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.
"Three more identity providers to withdraw from troubled Verify programme"
One of the largest #mentalhealth trials launches in schools in the UK testing #Mindfulness, Breathing & #relaxation - ⁩ ⁦⁩ ⁦⁩ ⁦⁩ #prevention #meditation
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
Here is the link to the UK 20-year vision for antimicrobial resistance - published today
Storage limit for frozen eggs, sperm and embryos to be reconsidered -
Government launches plan to tackle loneliness during coronavirus lockdown -
Government to provide free car parking for NHS and social care staff - ⁩ ⁦⁩ ⁦
I posted this last night straight from the updated guidance on - it’s now gone from the website. What does that mean for activity groups and support clubs? Can you help ?? #RuleOfSix #SuperSimple
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 ⁦
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:
How long has included pages in its "News" releases? They're not news - they're decontextualised press releases.
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 -
"Cannabis-derived medicinal products to be made available on prescription [in the UK]" - -
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
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!
Look 👀 job alert. Come and help us help the NHS. Digital & Technology Business Analyst - Civil Service Jobs -
How GCSEs, AS & A levels will be awarded in summer 2020 -
Latest #coronavirus advice Stay at home: guidance for people with confirmed or possible coronavirus (COVID-19) infection -
This is big news for universities: Reducing bureaucratic burden in research, innovation and higher education -
New Strengths-based social work: practice framework and handbook - launched. Co-authored by ⁦⁩, ⁦⁩ and Dr Tony Stanley ⁦⁩.
Happy World Social Work day #WSWD2018 pleased to publish my annual annual report:2017 to 2018 today to celebrate -
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 ⁦⁩ ⁦⁩ ⁦⁦
Here are details on new additional restrictions for some areas, changes for others & how process will work under the Contain Framework going forward for those in intervention ⁦⁩ ⁦⁩ -
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 -
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 .
NHS asks people to share their coronavirus symptoms to help others -
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 -
Coronavirus (COVID-19): guidance for people receiving direct payments -
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
New law supports all families who suffer the loss of a child -
What’s the significance of this? Illumina, Inc. / Pacific Biosciences of California, Inc. merger inquiry -
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? 😉
Coronavirus (COVID 19): list of online education resources for home education -
Government to offer testing for “everyone who needs one” in social care settings -
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
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 -
Publication of the advice going to government. Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE): Coronavirus (COVID-19) response -
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 -
Updated flowchart, updated 3:14pm, 18 March 2020 COVID-19: investigation and initial clinical management of possible cases -
Emergency bill to strengthen coronavirus (COVID-19) response plans –
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 - ?
CMA to investigate the supply of bipolar drug - #priadel withdrawal shelved for now. Good news for patients who take Lithium long term to maintain stability of their #MentalHealth
Join the Data Science Accelerator: applications now open - blogs via thanks
Need an autocomplete for UK government organisations? Try 's based on registers, accessible autocomplete, and his own super-handy synonyms.
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...
UK Research and Innovation (UKRI), will trial streamlined application processes for researchers. Simplified processes provide welcome boost for UK researchers -
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
If you read one thing today, THIS: 🇬🇧 Prime Minister's speech to UN General Assembly: 26 September 2020 -
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
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
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.
A regime with strict conditions: Higher education restructuring regime -
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 🤔
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.
🔻🔻🔻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 -
Thousands of Universal Credit claimants unable to use Verify to apply for benefits via
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!
Thousands of Universal Credit claimants unable to use Verify to apply for benefits
Tidal energy? only where cost effective, protects biodiversity and deliverable. Tidal lagoons (eg Swansea Bay) fit the bill better than barrage on Morecambe Bay. ⁦⁩ discuss this eve! Marine energy call for evidence -
No deal #Brexit preparations revving up: 35 email announcements issued at 1445
GDS Maintains Commitment to #Verify Despite 3 Out of 5 Suppliers Withdrawing ⠀ ⠀ #digital #identity
Health Secretary announces £250 million investment in artificial intelligence - good news ⁦⁩ #DanishHealthtech
NHSX: new joint organisation for digital, data and technology - they even have a Twitter ⁦⁩ 👀
RT : Health protection in schools and other childcare facilities -
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 -
Dashboard - Voter registration - REGISTER TO VOTE.
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
Published today Genome UK: the future of healthcare - Harnessing our stellar #genomics research capability to transform diagnosis, prevention and treatment ⁦⁩ ⁦⁩ ⁦
Cryptoasset promotions. The government is consulting on a proposal to bring certain cryptoassets into the scope of financial promotions regulations. -
Faster access to new medicines agreed in deal with industry -
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 )
Need to consider for hospice inpatient facilities to. COVID-19: actions required when a case was not diagnosed on admission -
GDS says that virtual assistants such as Alexa and Google Home can now access more than 12,000 pieces of government information on
Future frameworks for international collaboration on research and innovation: call for evidence -
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*
UK government launches new drive on coronavirus tests for frontline NHS staff -
Around 20 NHS organisations have now published their Gender Pay Gap reports - Gender pay gap -
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’
Why is there not a very simply website for people to register they are symptomatic and self-isolating? #COVID19
UK aid will be “even quicker and smarter” in 2019 -
What the coronavirus bill will do -
Government begins large scale study of coronavirus immunity -
Guidance for schools, colleges and local authorities on maintaining educational provision -
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.
Covers social care. For those who are asking about day centres this is covered by 3.18. Coronavirus outbreak FAQs: what you can and can't do -
National Drought Group - EA Chief Executive’s Statement -
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 -
Our plan to rebuild: The UK Government’s COVID-19 recovery strategy -
This is a very important consultation. One for ? National Data Strategy open call for evidence -
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 -
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
Zero % VAT on ebooks it is, then. Thanks for the 12 hours notice
Reducing bureaucratic burden in research, innovation and higher education - .... This is worth a read - NSS, TRAC and NIHR processes affected
#REF21 penalty for offending institutions? Universities told not to alter applicants’ offers -
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
Coronavirus (COVID-19): guidance for care staff supporting adults with learning disabilities and autistic adults -
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 -
Opening the Verify Hub source code - Technology in government
Social Work vacancies within the National Crime Agency, Investigations Command - Civil Service Jobs -
SACN consulation on lower carbohydrate diets for people with type 2 diabetes -
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New powers to Scotland and sustainable fishing at the heart of new Bill -
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 -
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 ⁦
This should be fun. UK starts selection process for next Poet Laureate -
4 Fixed-term jobs for behav scientists ⁦⁩ on #Covid19 response AW-33197420-EXT - Behavioural Scientist - Civil Service Jobs -
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
HPV prevalence in sexually active young females in England - ⁩ ⁦⁩ ⁦⁩ ⁦⁩ ⁦⁩ ⁦⁩ ⁦⁩ #HPV
Congrata to ⁦⁩ colleague Prof Helen Fenwick on this appointment! 🙌🏻 Commission for Countering Extremism selects leading academics for research papers -
Foreign Secretary commits to more effective and accountable aid spending under new Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office -
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?
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 -
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 -
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. 🤔
Reducing bureaucratic burden in research, innovation and higher education - - Gov policy paper on Uni reforms.
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?
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
This just out. V important data to drive change. Severe mental illness (SMI): physical health inequalities -
Multi-million government investment in the future of UK science -
Edward Timpson publishes landmark exclusions review -
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 -
New commitments in the fight against antimicrobial resistance - Worth sharing #MDXNur
Huge responsibility. Critical climate will require total government approach from No.10 to ⁦⁩ ⁦⁩ ⁦⁩ and ... UK bids for COP26 presidency in partnership with Italy - #COP26
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.
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
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
A thoughtful reminder of why behaviour and language matter. Open letter from the Committee on Standards in Public Life to all public office holders -
What liberal superintendents and governors are doing to our kids with this “distance learning” is a form of child abuse. “Study finds very low numbers of COVID-19 outbreaks in schools” -
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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 -
I wonder when this will be published on site? 🤔 Leaked SAGE government report suggests “reasonable worst case scenario" of 85k deaths across the UK this winter, & that more restrictions could be re-introduced #COVID19
Government to provide free car parking for NHS and social care staff -
Note - GPs advised against physical examination of suspected cases #nCoV2019 WN-CoV: Interim guidance for primary care -
"[] 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:
List of key workers published - Guidance for schools, colleges and local authorities on maintaining educational provision - #COVID19 #HR #NHS
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
Joint Statement from the UK, Australia and Canada on Hong Kong -
Deputy Chief Medical Officer Professor Jonathan Van-Tam's Op-Ed - . Still need more testing for patients and staff.
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 -
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.
THIS!!—> Important resources for educational, business and other non-healthcare settings: COVID-19 guidance for non-clinical settings -
Sara Khan to lead Commission for Countering Extremism -
COVID-19: guidance for social or community care and residential settings -
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:
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) -
Coronavirus (COVID-19): what you need to do -
Unconference session at our Bristol #LocalDigital roadshow on how to use Pay for local services like green waste collection #FixThePlumbing
I've put the data for all UK local authorities in the google sheet at this link - adapted from the dashboard API data. Had to repost the table image due to an error - sorry.
Landmark strategy launched to cement UK’s position as global leader in genomics - .
Social Care Sector COVID-19 Support Taskforce: report on first phase of COVID-19 pandemic -
"It is also incredibly frustrating that more than six years work and over £200m of government investment has now apparently been wasted on the Verify service". Oh come on, it wasn't all wasted. Some of it went on consultants.
Just bookmarking this> Sero-surveillance of COVID-19 -
List of participants of SAGE and related sub-groups - Nobody from mental health setting in Hospital Onset COVID-19 Working Group ⁦⁩ ⁦
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.
Government to provide free car parking for NHS and social care staff - #Parity
Emergency Bill to be debated this week: What the coronavirus bill will do -
Stay at home: guidance for people with confirmed or possible coronavirus (COVID-19) infection -
UK and Mexico commit to collaboration on climate change and trade -
New resource from Health matters: smoking and mental health -
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..
CMO confirms cases of coronavirus in England -
Chancellor launches Budget process to usher in ‘decade of renewal’, promises to “prioritise the environment”
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⁩ Secretary of State ⁦⁩ letter to civil society organisations about the Government’s planning for Brexit -
£20 million funding to help 10,000 young people into NHS careers -
42 consultations and papers published since Monday morning, according to site:
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 -
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 -
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 -
Freshers urged to get MenACWY and MMR vaccines before start of term -
Implementing pathogen genomics: a case study -
Flu vaccine effectiveness in 2017 to 2018 season -
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 -
Education Secretary: “I am an utter pudding for writing this crap that character and resilience are key to social mobility” -
PM Theresa May: we will end UK contribution to climate change by 2050 -
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
Lord Farmer’s follow-up review finds family and other relationships ‘utterly indispensable’ for the rehabilitation of female offenders and reduction of intergenerational crime -
Legal Opinion on Joint Instrument and Unilateral Declaration concerning the Withdrawal Agreement -
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...
UK aid funds world’s biggest educational technology research project -
Another consequence of 'austerity' was the loss of individual UK Government Department websites. Navigating the horrible remains on the website is no fun.
Congratulations to Angela McLean ⁦⁩ - first woman appointed as MOD Chief Scientific Adviser - HT ⁦
UK aid’s biggest ever single direct commitment to tackle climate change in Africa -
Advancing our health: prevention in the 2020s -
Monitoring the Mental Health Act: 2017 to 2018 - I have read this again properly & I am left underwhelmed. In terms of the application of the MHA & the CoP. The ⁦⁩ need to me monitoring & reporting>
Monitoring the Mental Health Act: 2017 to 2018 - >
Advancing our health: prevention in the 2020s – consultation document - this is really good.
Implications for business and trade of a no deal exit on 29 March 2019 -
These excellent documents are now available for all those interested in systems approaches to obesity. Congratulations to ⁦⁦⁦⁩ :⁩ Whole systems approach to obesity -
#Suicideprevention profile ⁦⁩ February 2019 update - #SelfHarmData
Next steps outlined for UK’s use of digital identity - there's going to be a board to discuss a strategy to create a plan to consult on a variety of potential infrastructure options for a committee to consider a proposal to...
⁩ 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 -
#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
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 -
Learning disability and autism training for health and care staff -
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 -
Counter-Terrorism and Border Security Bill given Royal Assent -
UK deploys a team of three humanitarian experts to Bahamas following devastating Hurricane Dorian -
Charitable think tank warned over breaches of charity law -
New big 🧀s ⁦ ⁩ Interim Joint Chief Social Worker for Adults announced -
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*
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 -
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Anyone know anything more? Has further guidance been given to HE sector? And if so any idea when it will become publicly available on website? 4/4
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
£40 million investment to reduce NHS staff login times -
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
Stuck in a Kafkaesque loop on . It was nice knowing you all.
They tell me to contact them for help linking accounts. And provide a link that loops back on itself with no contact details on it. Well done, . A classic.
I am deleting the tweet below, since I've been pointed to SAGE minutes that are from Aug meeting, posted at a different page from the one I was taken to that said 'Read SAGE minutes':
. 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
Environmental bodies set joint vision to tackle climate change -
PHE publishes independent expert e-cigarettes evidence review - ⁩ needs to review real world evidence from ⁦⁩ re what works to help smokers quit. #CessationSGR ⁦
This was inevitable - but in UK with strict infection control protocols no need for panic! CMO confirms cases of coronavirus in England -
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 -
PM speech in Greenwich: 3 February 2020 - “the more freely goods cross borders, the less likely it is that troops will ever cross borders.” RIP irony.