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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…
Engaging clinicians is pivotal to NHS transformation
9 January 2019
As the NHS publishes its long-awaited ten year plan, MV consultant Umar Majid argues that change is only possible with the support and buy-in of clinical staff. The NHS is changing and it is clinicians who hold the key to ensuring that this change is successful and sustainable. As patients’ needs are becoming more complex,…
Transforming care by improving support services – how can we enable the enablers?
23 November 2018
MV’s Jamie McMahon argues the importance of prioritising support services and asks how we can enable the enablers? Alongside excellent clinical care, support services are the foundation of an effective health service. Without hospital porters, cleaners, building managers and procurement officers doing their job, patients would not get the care that they need. These support…