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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…

In the NHS – culture trumps everything

I realise that “culture trumps everything” is a provocative title in a world where the NHS is chronically underfunded. The national debate tends to focus on funding and structures at the expense of all else – but when you look at the organsiations who have achieved outstanding CQC status, the game changer is usually leadership…

NHS new models workshop – it’s free!

Everyone likes a free workshop! Or maybe that’s just wishful thinking on our part. Mutual Ventures and Bevan Brittan are offering a free masterclass that explains the options for new delivery models in the NHS e.g. a wholly owned company, staff-led mutual or joint venture with others. The NHS Long Term Plan sets the direction…

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