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Wednesday 30 August 2017

*New Research* Public Sector Opportunities Bulletin - August 2017

Opportunities Bulletin August 2017During the course of our everyday research, the PublicSectorViews team picks up on new developments in the UK public sector market that don’t make it into UKHotViews. In particular, we often become aware of interesting opportunities, contract notices or sources of funding. These developments don’t get ignored; we use them to form our views within our core research (for example UK Public Sector SITS Market Trends & Forecasts) and we bring some of the key announcements together in our regular PublicSectorViews Opportunities Bulletin.

The August 2017 Opportunities Bulletin starts with the health and care sector, where we have seen several announcements concerning NHS modernisation and innovation in 2017. The government is prioritising investment in health and care ahead of most other areas of the public sector and continues to see technology and innovation as core to the NHS’ transformation. We hope the innovation funding will provide SMEs with a better chance of engaging with the NHS, but contracts are still relatively small and the risk of opportunities fizzling out after pilot phase remains high.

The second article looks at central government opportunities, focusing on two recent Home Office contract notices relating to immigration technology. The task of reforming the technology that runs the UK’s immigration system has been a long and challenging process for the Home Office, and the EU referendum result has put further pressure on this reform. The need for a new immigration system to cope with the inevitable changes that Brexit will bring is clear, and any new system will require the requisite technology to be in place as a matter of urgency. 

PublicSectorViews subscribers can read our analysis by downloading August's Public Sector Opportunities Bulletin now

Posted by Dale Peters at '09:55' - Tagged: health   contract   healthcare   government   central   brexit