Blog posts January 2017

From Being in Motion to Taking Action: Why we need to go beyond plans and define a radical approach to changing systems of care

Katharine Langford
Thursday, 26 January 2017 - 2:20pm
Katharine Langford — Health and Social Care Lead & Sarah Dew — Intern share a blog to launch a series about the opportunities for transformation in Sustainability and Transformation Plans (STPs).

Since the year began, headlines and frontline staff have been telling us that the NHS is in crisis. The system’s ability to cope with demand has reached tipping point. In the background of this escalating and immediate need, senior leaders across the country are...

Our Collective Mental Health Is Getting Worse  -  But Why?

Nick Webb
Thursday, 12 January 2017 - 4:35pm

The case for open-mindedness, curiosity and multidisciplinary collaboration

Nick Webb, who joins Innovation Unit as lead for mental health, reflects on contemporary explanations for our worsening mental health, and the need for new solutions.

Theresa May's speech this week announced greater national focus on and increased funding for mental health services. It's the latest response to a broader national anxiety about our worsening collective mental health. How do we explain our mental ill...