£800m technology funding towards UK public services

Posted by Aimee Wagstaff on Apr 11, 2024

As part of the recent announcements of the UK spring budget to help increase employment and drive growth. The UK Treasury has announced an £800m technology reform package to increase efficiency in the NHS and police services.

Chancellor Jeremy Hunt stated that ‘excessive waste in the system’ is the motivation behind these changes. For example, AI will be used to reduce NHS scan times and police services will utilise drones to quickly assess traffic collisions.

“The Treasury is hoping that the proposed technological reforms will deliver as much as £1.8bn worth of benefits to public sector productivity by 2029.”

These measures aim to give back to our communities by focusing on the public servants who prioritise protecting the environment, strengthening the economy and improve quality of life. The main investments include:

  • Upgrading MRI scanners to benefit 130,000 patients annually
  • Saving up to 38 million officer hours yearly
  • Digitalising jury bundles new software to streamline parole decisions
  • Expanding child social care places
  • Implementing AI to combat fraud across government agencies

We have a range of frameworks dedicated to the emergency services category, to help support your public sector organisation including:

More specifically, LOT 4 of our Emergency Response, Rescue Equipment and Associated Services framework covers the provision of drones and thermal camera imaging that can support police services attend incidents a lot quicker.

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