Matt Edgar boosted

✅ Drove spouse to vaccination
✅ Took stuff to tip
✅ Quick trip to supermarket
✅ Got own first dose of AZ and have a sticker to prove it
🛋️ No plans for rest of day

Digital accessibility friends, @ me your opinions on leaderboards based on automated tests across sites in a sector. Useful tool to raise awareness, or risk of complacency about the need for manual tests too?

Since I refuse to believe that experienced colleagues are really scared of little squares of paper, what could it be about the way they're used, or how the associated methods are framed, that elicits such an extreme reaction?

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Thing I've heard a few times recently when discussing the stories of past initiatives: "The PostIt notes didn't go down well"

Arriving at my homeworking desk this morning, I find a discarded facemask and an empty Tunnock's wrapper. Like I've been visited by a crap lockdown Milk Tray man in the night

tl;dr
1. What is it like for our users right now?
2. What is the strategic intent?
3. Do we have all the capabilities we need?

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Thanks to the brilliant Shuri Network, a really practical way for digital health and care leaders to be an ally by hosting work shadowing for a woman of colour
twitter.com/NetworkShuri/statu

Went for a walk. Chanced upon the unusual art pottery flanked gravestone of Sarah Robinson, oldest person in the IMDB
m.imdb.com/name/nm1792947/

Keeping it local, Saturday afternoon cycle round Adel and Meanwood

You can find out more about the opportunity for an associate director of product and design, and apply for the role, on the NHS Digital jobs site atscloud.co.uk/nhsdigital/disp

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My move means we're looking for the right person to lead the next chapter for product and design at NHS Digital. This is an immense opportunity to improve health outcomes for people in England, with products and services that put users first

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The new job means a change of organisation for me, but I'm not going far. Most patients and frontline staff don't see which national organisation does what. They simply expect us to work together as one team, and part of a wider community united by our principles

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I'm moving on with the assurance that our user-centred design leadership is stronger than ever. Our graduate trainees are already injecting fresh perspectives and challenging us to go further in our commitment to inclusion

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It has been an absolute privilege to scale out user-centred design at NHS Digital over the past 3.5 years, and especially to see high-performing multidisciplinary teams deliver for the nation at pace as part of the covid-19 response

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I'm excited to work together with colleagues across the national NHS organisations and local health and care systems. We have a great opportunity to connect what we do digitally to the big picture of service transformation set out in the NHS Long Term Plan

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Some news: at the end of March I'll be moving to a new role, as director of service transformation for digital urgent and emergency care in NHSx

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