Design in the Public Sector: Workshop 1 + 2

A cross-organisational team from Bexley was successful in applying to the Design in the Public Sector programme, which this year focuses on challenges around public health. Earlier this month, four staff from NHS Bexley Clinical Commissioning Group, Bexley Voluntary Service Council and London Borough of Bexley kicked off the project at the first workshops hosted … Continue reading Design in the Public Sector: Workshop 1 + 2

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Service Development Day

On 5 January 2018, the Early Intervention and Specialist Teacher Service held a service development day. Head of Service Dr Shungu M’Gadzah attended an Innovation Event as part of her induction week in October last year and was interested in sharing the tools and opportunities she’d heard about with her colleagues. She invited the Transformation … Continue reading Service Development Day

STARS of Innovation & Self-sufficiency

Earlier this month the Design and Innovation Board won an award at Bexley’s Staff Thanks and Recognition Awards (STARS) for ‘Innovation and Self-Sufficiency’. The category title is taken from our Corporate Plan and reflects our Corporate Priority to ensure that Bexley is financially resilient, with growing resources that enable all of our communities to become … Continue reading STARS of Innovation & Self-sufficiency

What our staff think of the Design and Innovation Board

Since its inception in January this year, the Design and Innovation Board and the Innovation Event workshops which support it have generated 28 new ideas to do something differently. As well as the projects which have been pitched to the Board and supported through financial and other resources, there are at least 10 mini-projects actively … Continue reading What our staff think of the Design and Innovation Board

8 things we learned about Agile at GDS Academy

Thanks to an agreement between the LGA and the GDS Academy, local government officers can currently attend the Academy’s courses for free. This is a great opportunity to share and embed a digital and agile approach across the sector, and build skills and consistency. Attending the Digital and Agile Foundation Course in Fulham this September … Continue reading 8 things we learned about Agile at GDS Academy