Policy paper

Digital strategy: Leading the Culture Change in Health and Care

The department has published its digital strategy, setting out its ambition to become a Digital First department of state, with digital tools and techniques embedded throughout its work.

This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government


Digital Strategy: Leading the Culture Change in Health and Care

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The strategy responds to the Government Digital Strategy published on 6 November, which set out 14 specific actions for government.

All government departments are publishing departmental digital strategies in December 2012.

The Department of Health strategy includes specific commitments to:

  1. improve the development and impact of its open policymaking
  2. increase the effectiveness of its communications to, and engagement with, audiences and stakeholders
  3. develop the digital skills it needs across the organisation
  4. improve its day-to-day efficiency
  5. steward the health and care system towards a health information revolution

Read the full strategy, including case studies and commitments on the department’s Digital health site

Published 20 December 2012