These pages showcase guidance, policy and examples of our work for staff and our partners, and anyone else who’s interested.

Just 10 weeks to go until DH moves to GOV.UK

The countdown has begun. There are now just 10 weeks to go until we switch off www.dh.gov.uk and move over to the single government website GOV.UK. Our scheduled go-live date is Tuesday 26 March and with Christmas behind us it … Read more → – Just 10 weeks to go until DH moves to GOV.UK

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The DH digital strategy

We’ve just published our digital strategy. It sets out how the Department of Health will give its staff the knowledge, skills, tools and confidence to embrace digital in an increasingly digital world. It’s been quite a task to produce it and … Read more → – The DH digital strategy

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Digital by default requires a concerted culture change

This article by Rachel Neaman, the DH digital leader, originally appeared on the Guardian’s Public Leaders Network: Government is not just about large-scale services. What does going digital mean for departments that focus instead on policy making or administration? My own … Read more → – Digital by default requires a concerted culture change

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How the CQC is helping people find good care

We work closely with our Arms Length Bodies (ALBs) and are encouraging them to share their examples of using digital tools and techniques. In this post, Ingrid from CQC tells us how they are improving their offer through the use … Read more → – How the CQC is helping people find good care

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Testing our response to a social media crisis

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Last week a group of DH staff took part in the social simulator organised by Steph Grey from Helpful technology The idea was to test how we reacted in a crisis, and ready us to be able to respond well … Read more → – Testing our response to a social media crisis

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So how is GOV.UK being received at DH?

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After a few months of increasing our communications to DH colleagues about the move to GOV.UK (which we talked about in an earlier blog), we thought we’d share the feedback we’ve been getting. In recent weeks, we have done quite … Read more → – So how is GOV.UK being received at DH?

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