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Only devolution can protect public services from years of Brexit disruption

The new Prime Minister made his first policy speech in Manchester on the 27th July and the major theme was supporting the further devolution of powers to cities and local areas.  This article by MV’s Andrew Laird was published online in the MJ on the 15th July.  While Ministers and Parliament focus on Brexit, local…

Achieving balance across the Adult Social Care system

In his article titled ‘Striking the right balance’, MV’s Emmet Regan emphasises the need for local authorities to reframe complex problems and seek out connected solutions, if they are to successfully balance competing priorities. In this follow up article, MV’s Mark Bandalli takes a closer look at adult social care and the particular challenges this…

Striking the right balance

Emmet Regan explores how leaders must take a balanced approach to solve complex public service problems and improve outcomes. A version of this article was published in the MJ on 28th May 2019 – click here. Local authority chief executives face an expanding array of challenges over the coming years. They must tackle increasing demand…

Three questions about integrated care that should be asked in every NHS boardroom

John Copps outlines the key questions that providers should ask themselves in response to the Long Term Plan’s vision for integrated care. It’s now four months since the publication of the Long Term Plan and, after the immediate blizzard of reaction, there’s been time for more careful reflection on what comes next. A central axis…

Why NHS digitisation will fail without clinician ownership

As the profile of the NHS digitisation agenda continues to rise, we must learn lessons from past failures and place clinicians at the heart of transformation argues MV’s Matt Carter. We are witnessing seismic shifts in the NHS towards integrated care systems and population health management. One of the foundations of the proposed system redesign…

Are we looking at 10 years of disruption for local services?

MV’s Andrew Laird argues that central government needs to prioritise restarting the drive for devolution to protect local services from years of instability. I hope this won’t be the case – but it is feeling like local services could be an unintentional victim of Brexit. Just to be clear, I’m not making a political judgement…

Central Government funding to help Councils and the NHS explore new delivery models

There is an upcoming opportunity for public service leaders to apply for central government funding to pay for professional support to explore and implement new delivery models. The Mutual Support Programme will be opening for applications this month. The programme supports services, such as children’s and adults social care, public health, primary care, community care…

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