News and views
Are we looking at 10 years of disruption for local services?
14 May 2019
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
3 May 2019
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
26 March 2019
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!
26 March 2019
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…
Back to the future? The challenge of modern contracting and commissioning.
20 February 2019
Emmet Regan argues that the rise of complexity in our lives and in our public services has made traditional approaches to outsourcing contracts ineffective at best, redundant at worse. Today, sees the launch of the Government’s Outsourcing Playbook. This was borne out of the collapse of Carillion and a new desire to do things differently….
Watch our new video on the benefits of alternative delivery models in the NHS
7 February 2019
How could alternative delivery models could help you improve your services, make them more sustainable, and meet your obligations under the NHS Long Term Plan? The NHS Long Term Plan sets the direction towards more integrated care, and the expectation of new ways of working. However, the choice for NHS services is wrongly presented as…
A bow to the inevitable, a dose of common sense, and a streak of the radical – our comment on the NHS Ten Year Plan
11 January 2019
Earlier this week saw the publication of the long-awaited NHS ten year plan. Originally due in the autumn, it picks up the torch from the 2014 Five Year Forward View and explains how the NHS will change over the next decade. This includes how it will use the extra £20bn a year of investment committed…