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Left shift: show me the evidence.

We all want better evidence on the effects and success of prevention in healthcare. This blog by Greg Fell, Director of Public Health at Sheffield, discusses why our debates aboute evidence often go wrong. https://gregfellpublichealth.wordpress.com/2021/11/18/left-shift-show-me-the-evidence/

The adaptive council – from RedQuadrant and the Public Service Transformation Academy #adaptivecouncil

In the face of a ‘perfect storm’ for local government, facing apparently insurmountable challenges and conditions that are truly ‘turbulent, uncertain, novel, and ambiguous’, local public services in the UK are running on empty. This paper sets out twelve principles for an adaptive approach to meet the needs of our circumstances. Full paper: https://bit.ly/theadaptivecouncil Between […]

The Days After: Are we learning? Are we building back better? Join us on 7 July to shift the dial

On 23 June, in conjunction with CPI, the OPSI and the London Policy & Strategy Network, we considered what has been gleaned from our learning journey to date, and as we move into the uncertain ‘days after’, what we mourn and moan, what we celebrate, and our determinations for a better future. We will meet […]

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‘Online’ Agile Master in Public Services

Delivering and managing change in the public sector is difficult. Public services are fraught with complexity and often provide support to some of the most vulnerable people in society. Planning change projects in a linear way using traditional project management approaches (such as PRINCE2) often holds organisations back from learning and refining their changes throughout the process. The project managers overseeing traditional change projects often find themselves being hostages of fortune to an out of date project plan that needs constant maintenance to ‘look’ as though it is on track.

So how can public services deliver change in an environment that is constantly evolving?

Radical Home Care: How self-managing teams could save social care

featuring Ruth Hannan, Transform Programme Manager , The RSA* “In the old ways I was a nobody, now I’m a somebody” Care Worker The UK’s health and social care system has become dominated by targets, command and control culture with human interaction boiled down to tasks and time. Ruth Hannan will discuss how new models […]

The Challenges of a Police and Crime Commissioner

Academy for Social Justice event featuring Sue Mountstevens │ Police and Crime Commissioner for Avon and Somerset In 2012, 41 Police and Crime Commissioners were elected to be the voice of the people and hold the police to account. Sue has been the Police and Crime Commissioner for Avon and Somerset since 2012 and in […]

Probation – in crisis or on the road to recovery?

Academy for Social Justice seminar featuring Justin Russell │ Chief Inspector │ Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Probation Justin joined HM Inspectorate of Probation in June 2019 from his previous role as Director General, Justice Analysis and Offence Policy at the Ministry of Justice. In this free seminar, Justin will give an overview of early findings […]

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Collaborative Commissioning

CAREMORE is a registered and award winning method of collaborative commissioning developed by the National Collaborative Commissioning Unit and its partners, based within NHS Wales. Click here to read more.

Great Information Resource For Justice Practitioners – Knowledge Exchange

Are you involved with the criminal justice sector? The Knowledge Exchange platform may be a great tool for you. Click here to find out more.

The 21st-century public servant: working at three boundaries of public and private

This paper investigates how professionals delivering public service in different sectors have experienced and adapted to change during the 21st century. Click here to read.

“I loved the interactive style of training which focused on practical application in our work rather than dwelling on theory. This was an inspiring course and one I would highly recommend.”

Transforming the public sector. Join Basis for their top rated PSTA accredited Master Classes. Last few places now available. Learn core methods like service design, agile, and LEAN, in an experiential way. Next up is ‘Whole Systems Design and Change’.

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Collaborative Commissioning

CAREMORE is a registered and award winning method of collaborative commissioning developed by the National Collaborative Commissioning Unit and its partners, based within NHS Wales. Click here to read more.

Great Information Resource For Justice Practitioners – Knowledge Exchange

Are you involved with the criminal justice sector? The Knowledge Exchange platform may be a great tool for you. Click here to find out more.

The adaptive council – from RedQuadrant and the Public Service Transformation Academy #adaptivecouncil

In the face of a ‘perfect storm’ for local government, facing apparently insurmountable challenges and conditions that are truly ‘turbulent, uncertain, novel, and ambiguous’, local public services in the UK are running on empty. This paper sets out twelve principles for an adaptive approach to meet the needs of our circumstances. Full paper: https://bit.ly/theadaptivecouncil Between […]

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The Public Service Transformation Academy is a social enterprise, led by public service consultants RedQuadrant, the Whitehall and Industry Group, and partner organisations who are thought leaders in commissioning. We design and deliver exceptional development programmes to build capacity to transform public services.

We have taken over the running of the Cabinet Office’s Commissioning Academy, the government’s acclaimed suite of leadership development programmes for commissioners of public services.

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Recorded at the Public Sector Show 2017, Benjamin Taylor talks about the PSTA and his consultancy RedQuadrant. Their mission is to help the public sector build its commissioning and transformation capability so well that consultants are no longer needed.

  • Five key questions to help you evaluate and improve your services using a systems leadership approach.
  • Five principles for the future of commissioning and transformation and how they apply to the different “worlds” of public services – citizen world, service world, management world, leadership world and learning world.
  • Why we should move beyond the idea of demand and need and instead focus on outcomes, allowing us to help people to achieve their life goals and purposes.
  • How triple loop transformational learning can help to change the identity of public services so that they are based on outcomes and not just the provision of services
  • Five tips to stop things turning out badly.

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