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

Digital spend controls guidance: issue 2

Last year I wrote some basic guidance on navigating the digital spending controls following the introduction of new spend thresholds by the Government Digital Service (GDS). Since then the DH Digital team has been working closely with GDS and our arm’s … Read more → – Digital spend controls guidance: issue 2

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A checklist for discovery – a basic guide of what to include

We (the portfolio management team) have been asked a few times lately about common pitfalls or reasons that digital spend requests might be rejected. It is actually very easy to respond to this as it’s almost always down to the … Read more → – A checklist for discovery – a basic guide of what to include

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What we’re doing with our e-newsletters

About a year ago, Alice Ainsworth and I gave a presentation at Mail camp 2013 about our plans to update the Department of Health(DH) e-newsletter offering. This blog provides an update on how we’re getting on. What’s wrong with e-newsletters? … Read more → – What we’re doing with our e-newsletters

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Should this be our problem?

‘User first’ is the mantra used within GDS and across government departments’ digital projects.  However sometimes, even if there is an identifiable user need it is not necessarily right that we – the government – are the ones to address … Read more → – Should this be our problem?

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