Author Archives: Stephen Hale

About Stephen Hale

Stephen is the Head of Digital for the Department of Health. His posts here are mostly cross-posted from http://hale.dh.gov.uk

But what if it’s consistent with the proposition, but the platform doesn’t do it (yet)?

I presented some of the findings of our work on the G8 dementia summit to the Digital Leaders the other week. The story I had to tell was about sustained open policy engagement over many months, using a range of … Read more → – But what if it’s consistent with the proposition, but the platform doesn’t do it (yet)?

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Should we digitise press office?

I did my best to answer this question at teacamp yesterday. Digitising press offices is a perennial subject for these kinds of gatherings. It’s been a popular session at teacamp before, and is a regular subject for blogs by the government digerati. I … Read more → – Should we digitise press office?

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Explaining our work in pictures, captions and thought bubbles

I grew up reading Tiger and Roy of the Rovers so when I noticed Susy mucking about with Stripgenerator I couldn’t resist having a go. And then when I needed a slide to explain the work we’re doing to develop … Read more → – Explaining our work in pictures, captions and thought bubbles

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The DH digital strategy

We’ve just published our digital strategy. It sets out how the Department of Health will give its staff the knowledge, skills, tools and confidence to embrace digital in an increasingly digital world. It’s been quite a task to produce it and … Read more → – The DH digital strategy

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