Updated Service Standard announced for government services

Government Digital Service have announced today, via their blog, an updated Service Standard for government services. The Service Standard helps teams to create and run great public services.

All public facing transactional services must meet the standard, which is used by departments and the Government Digital Service to check whether a service is good enough for public use.

The new Service Standard, which comes in to force at the end of June 2019:

1 Understand users and their needs
2 Solve a whole problem for users
3 Provide a joined up experience across all channels
4 Make the service simple to use
5 Make sure everyone can use the service
6 Have a multi-disciplinary team
7 Use agile ways of working
8 Iterate and improve frequently
9 Create a secure service which protects users’ privacy
10 Define what success looks like and publish performance data
11 Choose the right tools and technology
12 Make new source code open
13 Use and contribute to common standards, components and patterns
14 Operate a reliable service

To read more details and the full post please visit Government Digital Service’s website.

Government Digital Service are event supporters of digitech19, with Fiona Deans, Chief Operating Officer, speaking in the opening plenary session