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16 July 2018

Matthew Rycroft has undertaken some challenging foreign policy roles in government, from helping end the war in Bosnia to facing down Russia in the UN security council. As he settles into his new...

10 July 2018

The NHS in Scotland is run by one of the country’s most senior and experienced civil servants – closely tying operational and policy management together. Paul Gray tells Richard Johnstone about...

9 July 2018

Simon Stevens played a pivotal role in securing a £20bn funding boost ahead of the 70th birthday of the NHS. With its finances on a more stable footing, the NHS England chief executive wants to...

5 July 2018

The NHS has been through many “reorganisation convulsions” as successive governments sought to redefine the relationship between health services and Whitehall. Richard Vize looks at the most...

29 June 2018

A refreshed plan to move civil servants out of London to be published this summer could be a landmark change to how civil servants work. Richard Johnstone looks at what to expect

25 June 2018

Evaluating the impact of policies is vital, but often beset by difficulties. Dan Hodges of Innovate UK sets out how the agency measure its effectiveness – and what it can teach the rest of...

21 June 2018

Is HMT arrogant and “a bit blokey”? Directors general Clare Lombardelli, Katharine Braddick and Beth Russell tell Tamsin Rutter about the progress that has been made and the next steps to make it...

20 June 2018

Digital engagement leaders tell PublicTechnology about the department’s use of Twitter and LinkedIn to interact with citizens and potential and current employees

19 June 2018

One year into her permanent secretary job, Kelly tells Tamsin Rutter why transport is the best department, about “racy” jobs in deregulation and infrastructure, and why she shed her Brummie accent...

15 June 2018

The first woman to become a private secretary to the prime minister shares her recollections of Thatcher, the Treasury and the Next Steps Unit with Suzannah Brecknell. Photography by Louise...

13 June 2018

CSW’s sister title PublicTechnology talks to the head of capability for the civil service’s digital, data and technology profession, Holly Ellis, about how the mantra of ‘do things once’ is being...

8 June 2018

The civil service commercial chief heading up the government’s efforts to improve its procurement and contracting skills tells Richard Johnstone about his goals, and how Whitehall dealt with the...