Blogs

Normalising Design-Led Decision Making in Government

Lizzie Insall
Tuesday, 23 February 2016 - 1:10pm

Supporting disabled people and those with long term health conditions into sustainable work is a policy area where, despite significant investment in recent years, little progress has been made to understand what these people really need in order to thrive.

This is not a big surprise. Creating space in the policy landscape for longer term investment in particularly complex issues, focused on wellbeing and supporting purposeful lives is not easy; especially so in times of austerity. Which is why when I read...

What the NHS Mental Health Service Taskforce could learn from Lambeth's approach to community crisis care

Katharine Langford
Wednesday, 17 February 2016 - 9:53am

On Monday the Health Secretary announced the recommendations from the independent Mental Health Service Taskforce, setting out how services could and should be transformed over the next 10 years. This taskforce has identified that an initial £1 billion has been pledged to make these plans a reality.

From our work we know that to achieve better long-term outcomes in mental health, additional funding is not enough, we need new ways of working and new models of care that are developed and designed with the people that they aim to...

Reflections from an NHS Providers Workshop: Encouraging the Spread of New Models of Care

David Albury
Tuesday, 9 February 2016 - 2:20pm

‘Just how do we encourage the spread of new models of care?’

This was the probing question that shaped a recent workshop jointly hosted by Chris Hopson from NHS Providers and Samantha Jones, from the New Models of Care team in NHS England. Speaking to over 90 attendees - ranging from foundation trust senior managers, to representatives from local authorities, patient groups, regulatory bodies and commissioners -...