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We’re changing the way we do service assessments to support coronavirus related services

A person writing a COVID-19 services peer review discussion report on a laptop computer, on the screen a headline reads: 1. Understand users and their needs (Point 1)

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.

Does technology outsourcing still have a role in the public sector?

Dr Peter Bishop standing on stage after a talk listening to a question of a member of the audience, holding a microphone

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.

How to set up a service community for success – things we’ve learned

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A group of four people standing in front of a wall with service landscape maps on the wall

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.

‘Start a business’ service community: Food Standards Agency and Business Support Helpline working together

A hand pointing at a service landscape map around starting a business

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.