GOV.UK was switched on for real earlier today. It’s some achievement, and the team at the Government Digital Service deserve all the praise they get. It’s a bigger deal for other bits of government than it is for the Department of … – GOV.UK – no health but still quite exciting
If you haven’t already, you should take a look at our Digital Health site. It’s not new, or a new idea, but it has been getting a bit of extra love recently. Alice, our head of channel strategy, has posted a … – Digital health – guidance and best practice for the health and care system
The information strategy for health and care was published on the DH website this morning. It covers lots of things, providing a ten year framework for transforming information for the NHS, public health and social care. Readers of this blog … – Digital first: the information strategy for health and care
When we launched our Maps and Apps crowd-sourcing exercise, I’m not sure we fully appreciated quite what we were starting. We had a neat internally-rhyming name for it, some excellent people involved, and we knew that we could find examples … – Maps and apps for health and care – what next?
Smartphones changed the way I use the internet. My previous online behaviour seems almost quaint now. Online maps, for example, were already pretty useful before I could access them on my phone. But a map on my phone – that … – Maps and apps for health – a call for ideas and examples
The Prime Minister said the other day that with new demands on healthcare, we can’t afford not to modernise the way we do it. The work that he was talking about – the reform of public health, adult social care, and the National … – How can the web help deliver health and care reform?
My son has a wonky gene. It’s a gene that affects the structure of the body in the womb. As a result he was born with a few bits of his body not quite finished. The biggest problems that this … – A wonky gene and the web – my son and my job
The challenge is fairly straightforward: how can we use digital tools and techniques and internet culture to help deliver the objectives of the Department of Health? I joined the Department in August, and I’ve been on a crash course since … – Digital health – what’s that then?