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Written by Lucy Wakeford, Head of Online, DigitalAgenda

The 4th Annual DigitalAgenda Impact Awards took place virtually last week, and once again highlighted the latest champions of Tech for Good across the UK.

The DigitalAgenda Impact Awards celebrate technological innovations that improve people’s lives and the world around us.

Now in their fourth year, the awards were open to any UK-operating business, government department or non-profit using digital products or services for positive social impact. The 36 finalists were chosen out of 400 nominees from across the UK who are leading the way in digital transformation in all sectors.

The virtual event was held over three days, with one awards theme (People, Society and Business) per day. The event took place in the #DigiLounge, a visual and dynamic online space that allowed attendees and finalists to network freely as well as listen to presentations from the main stage. Speakers included: Minister of State for Digital and Culture, Caroline Dineage MP; Professor Sue Black OBE, Professor of Computer Science and Technology Evangelist at Durham University; and Adam Micklethwaite, Head of Digital Inclusion at Good Things Foundation. …

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Written by Lorri Allport, Specialist Midwife for IT, United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS

As well as rolling out Attend Anywhere to ante-natal clinics, we are extending the service into the family liaison room. This room was specially set up for couples to meet up with a midwife to talk over events that may have been troubling or upsetting, such as an emergency caesarean or an unexpected intervention such as forceps delivery.

We can now offer a secure space through video to deliver this same service, which can help people better understand what has happened to them.

There is no doubt that everyone is missing physical contact. Midwifery is a tactile profession but obviously we must be careful. When women come into hospital, we have to wear masks and gloves. …

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Written by Maddie Grounds , Features writer for the Immigration Advice Service

2020 has bombarded the world with the biggest and most socioeconomically destructive challenge of the 21 stcentury. …



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