COVID Cast #2: Racing to close the NHS staffing gap

By | 2020-05-27T10:33:29+00:00 May 27th, 2020|Tags: , |

In March, concerns over an influx of COVID-19 patients in hospitals prompted an urgent rethink on how hospitals should be staffed. As millions followed government guidance to stay at home, the challenge facing clinicians and hospital administrators was this: how do we ensure that hospitals are suitably staffed to respond to possible explosion in the [...]

How Global Tech is helping in the COVID-19 fight

By | 2020-04-08T16:08:16+00:00 March 25th, 2020|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

At PUBLIC we have never been more certain of the value of technology in making a real difference to people’s lives - here are some of the ways countries across the globe are using tech to tackle Coronavirus.

Digitalising social care: An interview with Cera

By | 2020-02-12T15:30:29+00:00 February 12th, 2020|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Earlier this month, previous GovStart company Cera Care acquired Mears Care in a deal worth more than £30m. The acquisition will boost Cera’s employee numbers to 2,000, with 20 offices across the country and the ability to deliver more than 10,000 visits a day. We spoke to co-founder Dr Ben Maruthappu about how Cera has grown since leaving the GovStart programme and what their plans are for 2020!

WannaCry 2 years on – Why is cyber-security so hard at government-scale?

By | 2019-09-19T15:19:54+00:00 September 18th, 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Two years after the WannaCry randomware attack, PUBLIC's senior technologist David WIlliams analyses NHS's cyber-defence strategy & the lessons to take from government IT, in general.

Matt Hancock’s decision to axe the fax – PUBLIC Opinion

By | 2018-12-10T17:18:34+00:00 December 10th, 2018|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Matt Hancock, Health and Social Care Secretary, announced that the NHS will finally be axing the fax machine – here’s what PUBLIC think of the decision.