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Primary Care at scale isn’t just about size – it is about the ‘right’ size

John Copps looks at what it means to provide primary care services ‘at scale’ and the implications for the existing landscape of organisations. ‘Primary care at scale’ is a phrase that has crept into NHS management jargon over the last decade in response to a system under pressure. Burgeoning patient demand, squeezed budgets and an…

Family Hubs – a manifesto promise that could be the future of public services

The following article was published on the MJ website on the 6th January: During the election campaign, the focus was on Brexit and spending on public services. Now that the election is over and the Conservative Party has won a majority, we need to look at the next level of detail in the manifesto and…

Crossing the divide between children and adult services – the principles of a good transition

MV’s Emmet Regan and and Michael Wyatt argue that local authority children and adult services need to have a unified view of the transition from children’s to adults services For a young person turning 18, the world becomes a different place, a time when thought is given to new educational opportunities, employment or travel. For…

Primary Care Networks pose new questions for General Practice, but the GP partnership model faces bigger challenges from within the profession

John Copps looks at the impact of the re-organisation of primary care on GP partnerships and how they will have to change. This article was prompted by a round table event on Primary Care Networks held by Mutual Ventures at the end of November. Thank you to the participants for their contributions to the discussion….

Integrated care needs incentives that matter to clinicians as well as accountants

John Copps argues that successful integrated care requires us to understand the personal motivations of NHS staff, as well as getting the financial flows right. Integration is the holy grail of NHS reform. A succession of national strategies – from the Five Year Forward View to the recent NHS Long Term Plan – imagine a…

We are launching the MV Balance Diagnostic Tool!

Over the past eight years, we have worked with public sector leaders who are trying to balance competing priorities and challenges in an increasingly complex landscape. Drawing on this experience, we have developed our ‘Balance Approach’ to public services. This is designed to help local authorities find a balance between the competing pressures of increasing…

Integration, Culture and Mental Health – reflections on the NHS Providers conference

The MV team were in Manchester this week for the annual NHS Providers Conference. We spoke to a lot of people and heard a lot which will really help shape the support we provide to organisations who are looking to understand and cement their place in the new NHS landscape. It was great to see…

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