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Moving from the sprint to the heptathlon

Local authority areas need to become expert at the seven-event heptathlon they now face

September 2, 2020

Consulting Excellence: IMPOWER’s commitment

As a member of the Management Consultancies Association (MCA), early this year IMPOWER formally committed to Consulting Excellence – a…

December 23, 2016

HSJ Commissioning Summit: Seizing the STP Opportunity

Last week the IMPOWER health team attended the HSJ Commissioning Summit. As ever, the agenda was packed with plenty of…

September 27, 2016

Reflections from CIPFA Conference: We have to make Brexit work

Last week my colleagues and I attended CIPFA’s annual conference. Unsurprisingly, Brexit shaped the agenda and framed the discussions. However,…

July 21, 2016

Crucial but not easy: Partnership building in local health economies

This year’s annual NHS Planning guidance for the first time requires NHS leaders to produce two separate but connected plans:…

May 17, 2016

‘The doorstep narrative’ to reinventing local government

Last week, Jon Ainger and I ran a session at the MJ Future Forum on the Target Demand Model –…

April 28, 2016

Public sector innovation: Lessons from science

Einstein said “To raise new questions, new possibilities, to regard old problems from a new angle, requires creative imagination and…

April 6, 2016

Mind the Gap: Are you ready for Sustainability and Transformation Planning?

Thinking back to my time as a Special Advisor, first for Tony Blair then later for the Secretary of State…

February 18, 2016

The fundamental efficacy of human interaction

Heading home last Tuesday on the train I read a fascinating article in the Evening Standard that I thought I…

February 1, 2016


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