My name is Stephen Hale. I’m the head of digital for the Department of Health.
This is a blog about how we do digital things at DH, and our efforts to make digital integral to the way the Department works. I’ll be using it to test ideas, share strategies, and report back on what has worked and what hasn’t.
It is aimed mainly at the health and social care digital community, and the government web community. I’m hoping that it will help me to build a network of people with useful things to say about digital, government and health.
I’ve done a few jobs in government, most recently in the Foreign Office, where I wrote an official blog about digital diplomacy.
Outside work I enjoy playing the double bass, eating cheese, playing cricket and growing leeks. I tweet (unofficially) as @hmshale.