Department of Health boosts productivity with digital transformation project


The Department of Health (DoH) is investing in a new intranet in order to boost staff productivity and save costs.

Public sector digital services provider dxw has been drafted in to deliver the digital transformation project that will go live in April. The contract is worth £95,000 and is due to run until October 2017.


Access and integration

As well as delivering a new intranet for the department’s 2,000 staff, the project will also see the introduction of a website to help health workers access the services they need with greater satisfaction.

It’s hoped that dxw will help the DoH make efficiency savings via open source infrastructure including WordPress, which was used to build the company’s website.

“The DoH found that simply saving each member of staff 30 minutes per week equates to over £1m of efficiency savings per year, so as well as making life easier for users we are helping to make the healthcare budget go further – something which will benefit all of us as taxpayers and healthcare users,” Harry Metcalfe, managing director of dxw, said.

To allow other relevant organisations to learn from the project, the code used for this project will be published on GitHub.

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