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News shots …. 7 June 2018



Braintree Council moves to Jadu Continuum

Braintree District Council is moving its online customer interactions to cloud based Jadu Continuum CXM as part of its Digital Strategy 2017-21.

It will enable users of the council’s digital services to track interactions in a real time timeline view, with automatic notifications when their service status changes. The first service to go live on the platform will be pest control later this year.

Amy Metson, the council’s corporate projects and web manager, said: “To make online the preferred method of contact, we need to make our digital experiences as easy and convenient as possible and that means making sure they’re available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.”


Wales gets dental e-referral system

Velindre NHS Trust has signed a contract with FDS Consultants to develop an e-referrals system for dental appointments. It will operate as a national system, with the trust having run the procurement for the NHS Wales Informatics Service.

It expects the system to handle about 50,000 referrals per year and to combine administrative and clinical triage functions. It will be able to handle referrals from all dental providers inside Wales, and those across the border for patients registered with GPs in the country.


Queen Elizabeth Trust signs for data centre services

Queen Elizabeth Hospital King’s Lynn NHS Trust has signed up Secure IT Environments under a three-year data centre maintenance contract. It will involve a range of services including the provision of an external modular data centre, uninterruptable power supply systems and an environmental monitoring system.


DfE launches school jobs website

The Department for Education has announced the launch of a free-to-use website for schools to advertise job vacancies. It said this could provide significant savings against the current cost of up to £75 million per year for advertisements.

The vacancies website will initially be launched in Cambridgeshire and the North-East, with a view to rolling it out nationally by the end of the year.

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