Worcestershire County Council

Outcome of Expression of Interest: Invited to apply

Linking Registration Services to other local government services

Worcestershire Office of Data Analytics (WODA) is submitting this bid on behalf of all Worcestershire’s public sector partners who are committed to working together.

In England, there were c.880k births, deaths and marriages in 2017.  Registration Services therefore collect large amounts of personal data. With the additional data sharing opportunities presented by the Digital Economy Act 2017, the discovery phase will explore the benefits of securely sharing Registration Services data to support other local government activities such as planning provision of local services, removing barriers by verification services, safeguarding children, fraud, and improving statistics for planning and policy decisions.

Discovery will test, with users, potential use cases for Registration Services data sharing and identify opportunities for sharing this data between public sector partners. Accessing and sharing data could be achieved by creating common data models and standards, as well as API’s to enable connection between agencies and associated services. This would enable the design of uniform data standards to create a structure that all local authorities can adopt and build upon. This would potentially provide significant cost savings and efficiency benefits nationally, based on volumes of births, marriages and deaths in England.

  • Digital and agile awareness
  • Introduction to user research
  • Introduction to service design
  • Introduction to delivery management

Other training requests

To deliver the Discovery phase we will be using our existing experienced project team who work in an agile way that is focused on the user experience: • User research • Business Analysis • Information Governance • Benefits Realisation • Service Design • Project Delivery / Agile WODA has also identified a partner who has vast experience in Local Authority data sharing projects and they will offer us additional guidance, coaching and support.

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