The digital engagement team will be using this to talk about what we are up to, the technical challenges we are facing and to test out early solutions. Everything the Power of Information taskforce did on their blog we will do here, as we take forward their good work.
The key themes for our work are:
- Open information - To have an effective voice, people need to be able to understand what is going on in their public services; government will publish information about public services in ways that are easy to find, use, and re-use.
- Open feedback - The public should have a fair say about their services. We need more services like NHS Choices or www.publicexperience.com to provide direct feedback to the Innovation Council.
- Open conversation - We will promote greater engagement through more interactive online consultation and collaboration. We will also empower professionals to be active on online peer-support networks in their area of work.
- Open innovation - We will promote innovation in online public services to respond to changing expectations – bringing the concepts behind Show Us A Better Way into mainstream government practice.
We are always open to new ideas so let us know what you think in the comments.