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More Government funding available to support new delivery models
10 June 2018
Tracey Crouch – Minister for Sport and Civil Society has announced a further £1 million in funding for the Mutuals Support Programme which supports organisations looking to either become or grow as Public Service Mutuals (see definition below). This is in addition to the £1.7 million already allocated to the overall programme when it launched…
Are you brave enough to cede control of services?
19 March 2018
Emmet Regan argues that public service bodies need to cede individual organisational control in order to ensure greater collective control over the services they provide within the wider public service system. A version of this article appeared in the MJ on 13 March – click here. The fallacy of public sector control is that although…
Perfecting Accountable Care Organisations must not delay progress on integration
19 February 2018
NHS England has announced plans for a 12-week consultation on the contracting arrangements for Accountable Care Organisations (ACOs). Mutual Ventures Senior Consultant Jamie McMahon argues that whilst ACOs offer an important vehicle for joined-up care, other initiatives that promote integration must continue in the meantime. The development of integrated care is a universally agreed priority…
Who is best placed to lead the integration of public services?
14 February 2018
As public services seek to become more joined up, who is best-placed to take the ‘integration leadership’ role? In an article published in the MJ, MV’s John Copps looks at the case for local authorities, the NHS and housing providers, and what we can learn from devolution in Greater Manchester. NHS England has recently announced…
Check out our new case studies!
10 February 2018
We’ve been updating our website with a whole range of new case studies covering all our markets and sectors. You can find them at the bottom of the relevant service or sector page. Some examples below: MV was appointed by Sunderland City Council to support the development of a new organisation to deliver children’s services,…
The Carillion aftermath…Don’t jump to conclusions
7 February 2018
In the wake of the collapse of public service outsourcer Carillion, some are aggressively calling for an end to all independent delivery of public services. A better response would be to create a more diverse and balanced public service market place which embraces new models such as public service mutuals. Writing for HuffPost, MV’s Andrew…
MV playing a leading role in Government drive for more Public Service Mutuals
15 January 2018
Mutual Ventures are delighted to be playing a leading role on two important central government public service reform programmes. DCMS Minister, Tracey Crouch, has announced that organisations that wish to become or grow as Public Service Mutuals can now apply for a share of up to £1.7 million in funding. Mutual Support Programme 2.0 –…