When we’re devising the digital bits of policy engagement plans in DH we talk a lot about “credible voices”, “thought leaders” and “influencers”. We know that the potential power of the social web is dependant on people talking to each … – Digital engagement – all about people
This is a blog about how information enters my head before 9am on weekdays. My day is generally internet free until after I’ve had my toast and coffee. I very rarely slide to unlock while I’m still in the house … – The order I check things
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
This is a blog about creativity culture and post-it notes. I worked in the Performance and Innovation Unit of the Cabinet Office for a bit. The unit prided itself on finding new, better, more innovative ways of working, and finding solutions … – Post-it notes, performance and innovation
We’ve just advertised 2 jobs in the DH digital team. They are: Head of Channel Strategy (Grade 7) Digital Engagement Manager (SIO) They are both permanent jobs, available on promotion. You need to be a current civil servant to be eligible … – Jobs in the DH digital team
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?
Last night, the Government Digital Service took the password off the Inside Government bit of the GOV.UK beta. It’s the part of the beta that shows how GOV.UK will replace all the different websites run by government departments and other … – Inside government – the DH website in the GOV.UK beta
Tim Lloyd leaves the digital team at the Department of Health this week to become head of digital for the Department for Business Innovation and Skills. It’s great for BIS, and a ruddy shame for us. When he told me he’d … – How do you solve a problem like replacing @timolloyd?