Good Practice Team

Good Practice Team Here to Help

The GSS Good Practice Team identifies, promotes and shares good practice across the Government Statistical Service. We support cross-government networks where GSS colleagues come together to share expertise. 

The team works to build capability and drive forward the priorities of the UK Statistics Authority and the National Statistician. Our work is also aligned to the priorities of Office for Statistics Regulation (OSR) and the GSS Presentation and Dissemination Committee.

The team supports the GSS community of 7,000 statistical producers through mentoring, advice, consultancy, training and guidance on the production, dissemination and use of official statistics. We also deliver training for other analytical and policy colleagues across government. We run short-term secondments to bring junior statisticians into the team, widening our reach and building capability.

The team offers a free support service and doesn’t usually charge for training. Our work is not restricted to the GSS – we can and do support other government professionals. We are happy to discuss new training opportunities and are especially keen to explore training that can be re-used and syndicated across the statistical system.  Download our brochure to find out more about the support we provide.

For all enquiries regarding training, guidance, support and advice, please email us at

We manage the GSS website, bringing together information on activity across the GSS, and providing a community where members can discuss statistical topics of interest. If you are keen to get something showcased or promoted via the website, or if you have any suggestions for improving the site, please get in touch.

Contact the team:

Martin Ralphs              020 7592 8650. Head of Good Practice Team.

Tegwen Green             016 3345 5789.

Charles Lound            020 7592 8643.

Daniele Bega              013 2944 7250.

Jessica Evans             016 3345 6497.

Gareth Pryce               016 3345 6063. Good Practice Team Business Manager.

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Check out the Good Practice blog for the latest news and views on communicating statistics and working with users.