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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…

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…

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