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In the first of a three-part video series Sir Jeremy Heywood, Cabinet Secretary and Head of Civil Service, shares his reflections on Open Policy Making and why it matters.

He says open policy making is a state of mind, at the root: civil servants being aware that they don't have the monopoly on wisdom.  So a key question to policy makers across the civil service is, what are you doing to open yourself to the best thinking outside of the civil service?


If this has piqued your interest, there are plenty of things you can do to find out more:

1. Join the conversation: you can subscribe to the Open Policy Making blog, join our LinkedIn group of over 800 members or follow us on twitter (@OpenPolicyUK) for the latest updates.

2. Understand what Open Policy Making looks like in practice by reading a range of examples of people trying it out across Government.

3. Interested in What Works Centres?  Find out who they are and what they're researching.

4. Take a look at the training available via Civil Service Learning (registration required).

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  1. Comment by Steve Austin posted on

    Unfortunately I was unable to view Sir Jeremy Heywood's video due to the following message relating to restrictions.

    The page or file you have requested cannot be loaded due to the current MoD Security Policy. The web server/site is attempting to supply this web page in a manner deemed hazardous to the security of MoD networks.

    I am raising this feedback to make the originators of the message aware there is a problem and also to ask if there are alternative methods to successfully gain access to this massage?

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      Comment by Lisa Ollerhead posted on

      Hi Steve, thanks for raising this, I'm sorry you haven't been able to see the videos - we are aware that unfortunately a number of departments aren't able to access them and are trying to make arrangements for alternatives. I've been in touch with you by email about access in MoD.


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