Civil Service Quarterly 11: Editorial

Chris Wormald, Permanent Secretary – Department for Health

Welcome to Issue 11 of Civil Service Quarterly, our in-house journal dedicated to opening up the UK Civil Service to greater collaboration, challenge and innovation. We open this edition with a feature from Martin Donnelly, Permanent Secretary at the Department …

Insights from Una O’Brien

Dame Una O'Brien

As she leaves the Civil Service, Una O’Brien, former Permanent Secretary at the Department of Health, looks back at her successful career in the public sector, outlining the lessons she has to share with colleagues starting out or progressing their careers today.

Giving policy makers skills to excel: Executive Master of Public Policy

Executive Master of Public Policy

As part of the drive to professionalise policy making, the Civil Service has partnered with the London School of Economics and Political Science to run a bespoke Executive Master of Public Policy programme. Jen Mason from Civil Service Learning outlines the thinking behind, and focus of, this programme and its benefits for ambitious civil servants.