In recent weeks, we have seen a surge in government activity needing services to be launched at very short notice. So we created a condensed version of service assessments to make sure services are still secure, resilient and accessible, focusing on the riskiest factors to launch.
For years, GDS has been measuring and showing what good service transformation looks like. In a recent piece of work, we collaborated with individual service teams in several government organisations to identify and document the value of their digital transformation work.
From 3–7 February, the second edition of Services Week took place across all levels of UK government. It included more than 85 events. This blog post recaps the week through a selection of social media posts.
This is the third of our 3 posts on improvements we’re making to service assessments. It is about our venture into a new frontier for GDS: Life after the Live assessment.
As part of a significant insourcing effort, Birmingham City Council transitioned 350 employees and brought £55m of technology spend under direct council management. In this blog post, the council’s Director for Digital & Customer Services, Dr Peter Bishop, reflects on the changing role of outsourcing.
The former Head of DWP’s Policy Lab shares 6 main insights from policymakers across government. To master organisational silos instead of breaking them down we need to understand and connect with them.
Back in January this year, we ran the first-ever Services Week – a series of cross-government events that looked at how we can work together to deliver end-to-end, user-focused services. From 3 to 7 February 2020, we will run Services Week 2020 and we want you to be a part of it.
At GDS we want to help all of government collaborate as effectively as possible on services. One of the ways we’ve been doing this is by establishing work on Service Communities. Here is a step-by-step guide to setting up your Service Community and making it sustainable.
A service community is a network of people from across the public sector who work together to design and deliver an end-to-end service. As part of the ‘start a business’ community, the FSA and BEIS worked together to improve things for users.
Over the past decade, government has started to adopt a user-centred design approach to shape services for everyone. This post gives an overview of what’s happening across government and what to expect on this blog.