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This unique public sector partnership of over 100 organisations creates innovative “safe spaces”, brokers knowledge and ideas, and collectively engages Government for local public sector officers and managers. Find out more.

iNetwork’s 2014-15 Priorities: Membership Programme
The 2014-15 membership programme has now been published. The document takes a look at iNetwork’s 2013-14 highlights with a personal reflection from Steven Pleasant, Chief Executive, Tameside Council and Chair of iNetwork. 73223 iNetwork Summer

Looking forward to 2014-15, the document provides a breakdown of each of the programmes within the network, focusing on priorities, principle activities and projects in:

Innovative Access to Frontline Services (IAPS)
Effective Information Sharing & Security (EISS)
Effective Service Redesign & Reform (ESR2)
Connected Procurement

To hear more about iNetwork’s key topics and area’s of focus for 2014-15 including a full breakdown of the events planned for the year, click on the image to the left.

Save the date!
iNetwork’s 10th Annual Winter Conference- Date for your diaries

iNetwork’s 2014 Annual Winter Conference will take place in Manchester on Thursday 27 November, 2014. Registration will begin in September and further details will be published in iNetwork’s e-newsletter and on the iNetwork website soon.

iNetwork’s 9th Annual Winter Conference 2013- Video highlights
All videos from the day can be found under ‘Resources’ above.

The presentations from this conference are available on the Knowledge Hub for iNetwork members to access. You can find them here by clicking on the following link (or cut and paste URL into your web browser): https://knowledgehub.local.gov.uk/group/inetworkformerlynwegg/grouphub

The latest…

Mobile working booms in healthcare, but misconceptions remain
A NUMBER of healthcare organisations with mobile working projects more than doubles to 77% in little more than 12 months. Over three quarters (77%) of healthcare organisations now have live mobile working projects in place, up from just 30% a little over 12 months ago, according to a report produced by specialist software house NDL. However despite this rapid growth, suggesting the business case for mobile technology is largely proven, there are strong indications that project managers are still struggling to pinpoint the factors responsible for success or failure, suggesting growth could accelerate even faster in the future. The report is compiled from in depth interviews with senior IT professionals at 160 English Acute, Community and Mental Trusts and Welsh and Scottish Healthcare Trusts. The report focuses on Line of Business mobile working, which allows healthcare professionals to carry out a transaction in situ to meet a patient or organisational need, rather than technology that simply enables individuals to access emails or calendars when they are out the office.

iNetwork aims to improve troubled families data
A KEY iNetwork programme has been awarded £50,000 to tackle the challenge of information standards, particularly relating to troubled families.
The Cabinet Office’s Open Data User Group made the award last week to the Local eGovernment Standards Body (LeGSB) following a submission by iNetwork. LeGSB (www.legsb.gov.uk), which iNetwork has hosted since 2006, plays an important role in defining and promoting information standards in the public sector.

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