It’s not even the end of June but I’m in the mood for a monthnote tonight.
This month at Public Health England (PHE), the team and I have:
- Produced new content for GOV.UK to meet our health protection users’ needs (that one was definitely the team, not me)
- Done the first half of our short, sharp digital strategy development, with SapientNitro (that one was mainly them too)
- Welcomed new content designers and started recruiting a digital policy person to keep us in line
- Taken feedback on a proposed new structure and expansion of the digital team
- Written a long business case, proper Treasury style
- Told about 1000 people to start with the user need
- Said fond farewells to Alison Hill, deputy Chief Knowledge Officer of PHE and my boss, and Rachel Neaman, Digital Leader at the Department of Health. We will miss you!
I’m now going to be working at PHE until the end of November, which is brilliant news.
The picture is a portrait of my by two members of the team at PHE, in which I am waiting for all our 150 websites to transition. She’s got great hair but in real life, I look less patient.
In other Rebecca Industries activity, this month I took a week off to say goodbye to my Grandma and ‘happy 30th birthday’ to the fabulous Kat Kennedy. I also carried on with my work helping a big IT company figure out how to approach the digital government market, about which I will remain secretive.