I haven’t been very good at keeping up with my weeknotes. Here’s what happened between the last one and the end of the year.
At Public Health England (PHE) we were racing to deliver the things I wanted to get done before Christmas. I’m very happy to say that we delivered
- a prototype digital strategy
- our first go at user needs for the first website we plan to transition to GOV.UK
- strong relationships with the organisations we work most closely with on digital
- approvals from within PHE and the Department of Health to get the extra, temporary support we need
- millions of forms to recruit a permanent deputy director of digital, and get extra people into the digital team
- budgets and business plans
- three sessions at a conference to figure out how PHE can best work with public health academics
- a session for colleagues across PHE about using agile and scrum outside digital development
The things we missed by the skin of our teeth were approvals from bodies who will remain nameless for us to get in the people and services we need. We should have them by the end of the month – but I’m really hoping it’s sooner, so we can get on as quickly as possible.
Then I went up to Yorkshire for a rest. Then I came back to London, for another rest.
Now I’m going to get back into the swing of proper weeknotes, promise.