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Getting to the finish line: Rapid prototyping for innovation

by Oliver Westmancott 10 January

In keeping with the event’s Agile theme, I wanted to address the journey to innovation, and in particular make the case for prototyping. When we think about innovation, we tend to focus on the end result, and the ‘winners’ of the innovation process that make it into consumers’ hands and transform...


Meet IE GDS at the Digital Government Summit

by Oliver Westmancott 08 November

The Digital Government Summit brings together people involved in digital transformation across the public sector, to gain insight into the latest thinking and innovations driving government strategy. Alongside myself, speakers will include representatives from the Cabinet Office’s Government...


An app endorsement model for the NHS (HETT Summary part 2)

by Oliver Westmancott 17 October

There was considerable interest in our work with Public Health England to develop a ‘kitemarking’ system for the accreditation of health apps, with everyone keen to hear how PHE intends to evaluate apps and when the first NHS approved apps will be available.  There was no-one better to answer that...


Health apps and the myriad ways they can help patients and clinicians (HETT summary part 1)

by Oliver Westmancott 04 October

Digital health apps for patients and clinicians Last week we attended HETT – Healthcare Efficiency Through Technology – within the UK Health Show in London. Nearly everyone we spoke to on our stand had an idea for some kind of app that would help patients and/or clinicians. On the patient side,...


Explore digital transformation with an IE GDS consultant at HETT

by Denise Atkins 22 September

We’re looking forward to meeting people from throughout the health sector to discuss the wide range of digital transformation challenges they are facing as part of the five-year forward view. You’ll have a chance to speak to our Digital Strategy Director Oliver Westmancott and hear the latest on...