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News shots …. 3 May 2018

03/05/18

NHS Wales commissions online cyber training

NHS Wales has procured a round of cyber awareness training for 50,000 employees including hospital staff, GPs, pharmacists and contractors. It will make use of the Dojo e-learning package, developed by public sector bodies and film-makers Matobo and brought together by public sector funding platform CC2i.

'cybersecurity' on screenIt is the first national NHS organisation to roll out dual language cyber awareness training and e-learning at such a scale. The material will be loaded onto its national training platforms, Electronic Staff Record Learning Management System and the Learning@Wales Moodle platform. 

 

Survey shows health apps on the rise

The number of people in the UK using health apps is rising, according to survey of more than 2,000 adults by web and mobile solution provider WeMa Life. It found that the proportion using the apps on a weekly basis has increased from 23% to 28% over the past year, and that 25% of these also own a piece of wearable technology to monitor their health.

In addition, 46% think technologies are going to reduce the UK’s reliance on public healthcare, and 39% favour using search engines over going to a pharmacist or GP over a health issue.

 

Civica launches HR and payroll business

Digital solutions company Civica has launched a new business unit and product for HR and payroll functions, along with a new identity for Carval following its acquisition in July of last year.

It said this will come with a broad set of complementary products and services building on the Unity range of HR systems, employee self-service technology and mobile apps, along with business process services.

 

Image: Harland Quarrington/MoD, Open Government Licence v1.0 through Wikimedia

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