The impact of coronavirus is still being felt across government, even now that ministers have lifted many of the restrictions put in place during the pandemic. September’s edition of CSW looks at what some of the longer-term impacts will be.
In the September issue of Civil Service World we speak with Dr Jenny Harries, the inaugural chief executive of the UK Health Security Agency, which was formed to prepare, prevent and respond to threats to the nation's health.
Harries shares how the agency will work across government to respond to emerging health challenges. She reflects on her experience inside government on the Covid response, which she was closely involved in as deputy chief medical officer. It is a fascinating insight into the unique pressures of governing during a crisis.
Elsewhere in this issue:
We look at how Whitehall is managing the return to the office, detailing the emerging trends on hybrid working.
We speak to the UK’s National Infrastructure Commission about the impact of the work from home changes in its next assessment of what the country needs to build in the decades ahead. Chief executive James Heath also shares what it was like to join the commission in lockdown.
Read the issue here