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GOV.UK Notify: call for local authority users

26 Oct 2017

By Egle Uzkuraityte from Government Digital Service We’re the team from the Government Digital Service who built government's digital communications platform - GOV.UK Notify. Our platform is already widely used by central government departments, with over 15 million messages sent to date. We now want to offer Notify for local authorities to use. It’s really simple to… Read more

Designing the first service patterns for local government

16 Oct 2017

By Sanjay Poyzer and Lizzie Bruce The Verify team has been supporting local councils with end-to-end transformation of a service. It’s the first time GDS has had the opportunity to co-design with local government. We wanted to see how councils could use GOV.UK Verify to let users prove their identity when accessing council services. Here’s how we’ve been developing local service patterns… Read more

Gov Design: a meetup to bring together designers working in government

5 Jul 2017

By Kara Kane and Martin Jordan from the Government Digital Service The London Gov Design meetup brings together designers working in, for or with government to exchange knowledge, share experiences and support each other. The meetup is open to the public to invite students and other people interested in design in the public sector. It’s… Read more

Guest post: working with GDS on transforming local services

22 Mar 2017

By Joanne Southern from Northumberland County Council [caption id="attachment_2159" align="alignnone" width="620"] Joanne and Northumberland County Council’s pilot team[/caption] I’m Joanne Southern, I work for Northumberland County Council as a Digital Team Leader. My role is to redesign and transform services within the authority. We are one of several councils working with GDS on 2 pilot… Read more

#VerifyLocal pilots moving from discovery to alpha

2 Mar 2017

By Linda O'Halloran and Michael Clark from Government Digital Service Our #VerifyLocal pilots are continuing at pace. We’re looking at how local authorities can use GOV.UK Verify for their users to securely, safely and straightforwardly verify themselves online when using local services. You can read about how we’ve been working on these pilots in earlier… Read more

Collaborative user research for #VerifyLocal discovery

14 Feb 2017

By Pete Gale from Government Digital Service The #VerifyLocal pilots are investigating how GOV.UK Verify might effectively be extended to local authorities. This is the first time GDS has had the opportunity to pilot the use of one of its platforms for end-to-end service transformation across local and central government boundaries. The 2 pilot projects… Read more

Using GOV.UK Verify to transform a local authority service

13 Feb 2017

By Ian Litton from Warwickshire County Council and Irina Pencheva from Government Digital Service Licence: Creative Commons Attribution Taber Andrew Bain This blog post is an update on the progress of Warwickshire County Council’s Blue Badge pilot and the lessons we’ve learned so far in integrating our first local authority pilot service to GOV.UK Verify… Read more

Transforming government through #VerifyLocal pilots – 1 month in

29 Nov 2016

Update by Linda O'Halloran, #VerifyLocal Pilot lead at Government Digital Service On 18 October we hosted our first event with participating local councils to kick-off our #VerifyLocal pilots. One month later, both the residential parking permit pilot and the older person’s concessionary travel pilot are underway with the input of 17 councils, many of which… Read more

#VerifyLocal pilots are open for business

6 Oct 2016

By Irina Pencheva and Egle Uzkuraityte from Government Digital Service In our last #VerifyLocal blogpost we invited local authorities across the UK to take part in our first wave of collaboration pilots to integrate GOV.UK Verify into 2 services: issuing of concessionary travel passes and resident parking permits. Applications have now closed and we are happy to… Read more

GOV.UK Verify for local government: outputs from first discovery events

12 Aug 2016

by Egle Uzkuraityte and Linda O’Halloran from Government Digital Service This post provides an update on our our discovery work with local authorities.     Two months into our work on #VerifyLocal, we have: interacted with 80 local authorities received transaction costs and volume data in support of pilot projects from more than 60 of them run… Read more

‘G-cloud – what’s that?’ say council procurement teams

8 Sep 2016

Local government seems to be way off message on cloud, according to new research from non-profit tech firm Eduserv In a study just published, Up In The Air: The State of Cloud Adoption in Local Government in 2016, the group polled over 400 Welsh, Scottish and English authorities to gather what it belives to be… Read more