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GDS prepares to showcase ‘VerifyLocal’ developments

David Bicknell Published 01 September 2017

Service shortly to launch local sector's first pattern-compliant services in private beta


The Government Digital Service (GDS) will later this month start to showcase its work with local government using the GOV.UK Verify identity assurance service.

In October 2016, GDS started working on two collaborative local authority pilots to transform residential parking permits and older people’s concessionary travel services using Verify.

Now after what it says are 200 user research interviews and several iterations of a common way to deliver both services, it is about to launch the local sector's first pattern-compliant services in private beta.

It is holding two Beta showcase events, with the first in Leeds on September 13, and the second in London on October 2.

At this event, GDS has said it will update councils and their invited suppliers “on all things VerifyLocal”, in addition to other GDS products that could support local service transformation.

The events are expected to provide a brief history of ‘VerifyLocal’ and the approach taken in offering Verify to local authorities across the country; showcase new local services using Verify in private beta for the first time; discuss users’ transformation priorities through 'unconference' sessions; and showcase other GDS services that could be of use to local authorities, such as Registers, GOV.UK Notify and the Digital Marketplace.

Speed sessions at the Leeds event will discuss the different levels of identity assurance Verify can offer; Sunderland and Northumberland’s experience of using Verify and GOV.UK Notify; and how the Leeds Project is using Verify to access Personal Health Records.

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