This strategy sets out how the Department of Health will give its staff the knowledge, skills, tools and confidence to embrace digital opportunities to deliver better health, better care and better value for all.
What’s in this strategy?
Digital and policy
A digital health and care system
What happens next?
Why this matters
Dr Dan Poulter on the context for this strategy: “More of us bank, shop and talk online than ever before and at work the internet has fuelled a new industrial revolution of productivity and efficiency…”
People talking to people
Viv Bennett, Director of Nursing, on her use of social media: “From getting up-to-date news, to joining up nursing and midwifery communications through organised ‘nurse chats’, it has proved a valuable communication tool that I wouldn’t want to be without…”
Leading a culture change
Rachel Neaman, DH digital leader, on what’s needed to deliver the strategy: “Going digital is about adopting digital tools and techniques we now take for granted in our personal lives to make the business of government better…”
How we put it together
Stephen Hale, DH head of digital, on how this strategy was put together: “It’s been quite a task to produce it and get consensus on some of the things it commits us to doing. It cuts across all areas of the department’s work…”
You can download a printable version of the strategy on the corporate DH website.