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“We won’t get a better opportunity to redesign services – we must seize it” Report on the Delivering Devolution event in Manchester (12th October)

To download the presentations from the event, scroll to the bottom of this page. Organisations delivering health and social care in the North West are optimistic about devolution –  that was the overwhelming sense from last week’s event in Manchester, Delivering Devolution – the role of new public service delivery models, co-hosted by Mutual Ventures…

100% ICRF success for Mutual Ventures

Mutual Ventures are delighted to have achieved a 100% success rate on our ICRF applications.

2016: What’s in store for public services?

2015 was always going to be a roller-coaster year for public services, especially with a General Election and subsequent spending review. With that now behind us and the New Year on the horizon, it’s a good time to ask what lies ahead in 2016. What changes can we expect in our public services, and how…

2017: New Year, New Challenges

As we all adjust to the changes brought about over the last year, what does this mean for public services in 2017? John Copps looks forward to what might be in store for the year ahead. The past 12 months will live long in the memory. With the vote to leave the EU, the resignation…

6 lessons on leadership from the Ryder Cup

Writing for Pioneers Post, Mutual Ventures Director Andrew Laird comments on the lessons we can all draw from the Ryder Cup…

A different school of thought – what next for the government’s academies policy?

Compulsory conversion of community schools to academies has been dropped – but challenges remain for local authorities and small schools, write Ben Cahill. (A version of this article was published in the MJ on 8 December 2016 – click here.) The abandonment of the government’s academisation legislation was met with delight by many groups representing…

A new model for smaller providers to deliver at scale

Writing for Public Sector Executive, ahead of the Health + Care conference,  MV’s Andrew Laird explains an exciting new model for health and social care collaboration. There is little doubt that devolution will be the chief driver of public service reform for the remainder of this parliament. Local leaders across the country are enthusiastically negotiating…

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