Progress of the 2016-2021 National Cyber Security Programme

National Audit Office (NAO) Progress Report – 15th March 2019

Is it time for Health and Social Care to be taking Cyber-Security more seriously?

by Gary Peace –  CEO & Founder of ESID Consulting

The National Cyber Security Strategy’s vision is that “the UK is secure and resilient to cyber threats, prosperous and confident in the digital world”.

The recently published progress report by the NAO has profound implications, and the impact on the Health and Care sectors could be significant.

Cyber Security is a major challenge for government. The risk of cyber-attack is increasing and the UK, with one of the world’s most internet-enabled economies is more vulnerable than most to the threat from hostile countries, criminal gangs and individuals. With over 4 in 10 businesses experiencing a cyber security breach or attack in the last 12 months.

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New resources

Guidance for chief finance officers working across health and local government – HFMA

Introducing the NHS Innovation Accelerator – The AHSN Network, NHS England

Recommended reads

Multiple morbidity, the NHS Long Term Plan and population health – David Buck, The King’s Fund

Transition from child and adolescent mental health services to adult mental health services – Healthcare Safety Investigation Branch Report

Road to recovery: healthcare commissioners as the driving force for system sustainability – Damien Ashford, Partner, PwC

Personal development

Rethinking authenticity – Randall S Peterson and Kathleen O’Connor, London Business School

How to get over your imposter syndrome – Marina Khidekel, Editorial Director at Thrive Global

How smart people ask great questions (and get great answers) – Jeff Hayden, contributing editor, Inc.

How great leaders are constantly improving – Lolly Daskal

Do you have a ‘when life works’ list – Alissia Knight, Alissia Knight Coaching

Why you’re not as confident as you could be – Benjamin P Hardy, Thrive Global

The power of quality questions – Julie Mackay, Associate Director, Corporate Edge

What is resilience and how to be resilient – Ashley Elizabeth, CEO of Resilience Junkie, Lifehack

10 questions to ask yourself when questions get overwhelming – Anxiety Gone, Thrive Global

You can find ‘Recommended Reads’ from previous weeks in the  Recommended Reads Archive section 

NHS staff discount for Association of British HealthTech Industry’s UK Market Conference

ABHI’s UK Market Conference is being held on 13 June at FieldFisher LLP, London. More information and the registration page can be found here.

There is an NHS staff discount of £200 on the non-member price using promo code:  PARTNER2019

Confirmed speakers to date are:


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