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Department of Health publishes NHS Mandate

The Department of Health has published the NHS Mandate which sets out the Government’s ambitions for the health service for the next two years. According to the introduction on the Department of Health web site: The NHS Mandate is structured around five key areas where the Government expects the NHS Commissioning Board to make improvements: preventing

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ONS: Measuring National Well-being – The Natural Environment

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) has published  Measuring National Well-being – The Natural Environment which explores the aspects of the Natural Environment that are considered important for measuring National Wellbeing. It includes information on the environmental assets available to us, how they are used and the pressure that places on the natural environment. Full details are available on

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BIS: Benchmarking UK competitiveness in the global economy

The Department for Business Innovation & Skills (BIS ) has published BIS Economics paper No. 19: Benchmarking UK competitiveness in the global economy, which provides a comprehensive review of the latest international data benchmarking the UK’s relative economic performance against its major competitors. The report explores the most recent research on UK productivity and trade

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DH: Survey published on public perceptions of the NHS

The Department of Health (DH) has published a survey on the public perceptions of the NHS. Fieldwork took place in May 2012 and was conducted by Ipsos Mori. Full details are available on the Department of Health web site.

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ONS Video: Income of retired households

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) has released a short video explaining changes in household income for retired households from 1977.

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HCC: October 2012 External Funding Bulletin

Each month, Hampshire County Council’s External Funding Service produces a bulletin which contains a list a list of new funds and funding updates. The bulletin – which is divided in to sections based on industry/sector – is designed to simplify the process of finding funding by excluding those funds that aren’t applicable or relevant. Full details, together

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Government support for Business R&D and Innovation: Southampton Workshop

The Department for Business Innovation and Skills (BIS)  is holding a series of one day workshops about Government support for Business R&D and Innovation. The workshops are aimed at small and medium sized enterprises and their professional advisors. The Solent and South workshop will be held in Southampton on 20th February 2013. Full details are available on

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Current and Proposed Parliamentary Constituencies in Hampshire – October 2012

The Boundary Commission for England is carrying out a review of all Parliamentary constituency boundaries. Hampshire County Council has produced an interactive map showing the current and proposed Parliamentary Constituencies in Hampshire. Data has been sourced from the Boundary Commission for England. View Larger Map

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UKAuthority Video: Mike Bracken on GOV.uk and what it means for the wider public sector

UKAuthority has published a video in which Mike Bracken, Digital Director of the Cabinet Office, talks to Helen Olsen about GOV.uk and the implications wider public sector. More details, including a full introduction, are available on the UKAuthority web site.

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UKAuthority: Hampshire's measured move to Cloud

UKAuthority has published a video in which Jos Creese, CIO at Hampshire County Council and Chair of the Local Public Service CIO Council, talks to Helen Olsen about the council’s measured move to cloud. More details are available on the UKAuthority web site.

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