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Lessons on experimental government

Given the current and – following George Osbourne’s budget tomorrow – future financial challenge facing the public sector, Nesta’s seminar on…

March 15, 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

If change is to happen, we still need to ask the killer questions

Reflecting on my first six months with IMPOWER and I’m tempted to quote The Tempest (“Oh brave new world, that has such…

January 27, 2016

When 70 public sector finance directors get together…

Last month IMPOWER presented at the Association of Local Authority Treasurers annual retreat in Oxford, with 70 public sector Finance…

October 9, 2015

An opportunity crossroads: The challenges facing the social care workforce

On October 6th IMPOWER and Penna will host an event exploring the recruitment and retention of adults’ and children’s social…

October 5, 2015

Transforming CAMHS (part I): Understanding the complexity

This blog was co-authored by Maggie Atkinson and Debbie Owen In light of the ‘Future in Mind’ report released back…

September 23, 2015

The Public Sector’s (un)Digital Future (part II)

In July IMPOWER launched a paper on ‘Digital Demand Management’. I wrote in the introducing blog about how collectively as…

September 9, 2015

7½ signs you’re ready to start thinking about alternative business models: A checklist

Is an alternative business model a sensible path for you?  We’ll yes, no and maybe. IMPOWER have helped many councils…

August 28, 2015

Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services: Five minute survey

Child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS) are under pressure. Last month it was reported that 65% of Local Authorities…

August 19, 2015


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