Our policies

Our official digital communications policies.

DH Website Board: Terms of reference and roles

The DH Website Board: provide a challenge function to the digital communication team on our overall approach to digital channels, assist in the prioritisation of new development to the DH web platform review current and future digital channels and take … Read more → – DH Website Board: Terms of reference and roles

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DH domain policy

Summary We need to present the work of the the Department coherently online. We are committed to work towards a single external domain. Consistent use of a single domain for external digital work, should be reflected in consistent use of … Read more → – DH domain policy

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Use and governance of sub-sites

The DH corporate web presence is made up of: a corporate website (www.dh.gov.uk) sub-sites and blogs used for for distinct audiences and purposes associated content and channels on 3rd party sites and social media A sub-site is a group of … Read more → – Use and governance of sub-sites

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Digital communications strategy 2011

The DH digital communication strategy is focussed on 3 things for 2011: doing the basics well putting most effort into things that matter most removing the novelty from doing brilliant digital communication You can read the blog version of the … Read more → – Digital communications strategy 2011

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Comments on dh.gov.uk

We encourage and welcome open, lively debate, but the decision to publish comments received via this site remains at our discretion. The views expressed by any third parties are solely theirs and are not necessarily endorsed by the Department. Moderation … Read more → – Comments on dh.gov.uk

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DH Twitter policy

The Department of Health Twitter account (DHgovuk) is managed by the digital communication team, on behalf of colleagues across the Department. Content Our followers can expect about 30 tweets a week, although we may tweet more often when there’s a … Read more → – DH Twitter policy

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Official attributed content policy

1. The Department of Health supports staff who publish attributed official digital content, where it can help deliver policy and communications objectives. Context 2. There has been a massive growth in the social web in recent years – people are … Read more → – Official attributed content policy

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