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Time to Bend

Author:  Loretta Outhwaite. "creating a workplace culture where people are judged by their work not the hours they work" If you google 'flexible working' you'll get pages of

31 December 2018|

Healthwatch Essex

Healthwatch Essex is a multi-award winning charity, working to improve the lives of the residents of Essex around Health & Social care. The charity was established under the Health & Social care act 2012 and

21 December 2018|

Sir Ivan Rogers on Brexit

At a time of political crisis and economic uncertainty resulting from the Brexit negotiations, Sir Ivan Rogers, former UK representative to the EU, in a speech to Liverpool University, gives his thoughts on the 9

20 December 2018|

What the NHS needs is more managers

Ian Kirkpatrick, in a recently published article for The Conversation argues that NHS managers need a public image makeover.  The media and politicians are both critical of the number of managers employed within the service,

18 December 2018|

Unlocking success in digital transformations

A report written for McKinsey & Company by Hortense de la Boutetière, Alberto Montagner and Angelika Reich highlighting five factors which support a successful digital transformation. Research has demonstrated that less than a third of

6 December 2018|

Why Doctors Hate Their Computers

Atul Gawande in an article for The New Yorker asks if computer screens are forming a barrier between doctors and their patients? Today we live in a digital age where both our working and home

5 December 2018|

Applying Behavioural Insights to Labour Markets

Dr Guglielmo Briscese  & Cameron Tan for the Behavioural Insights Team (BIT) discuss how behavioural insights can improve both employment policies and the rapidly evolving labour markets through the use of new approaches and better

29 November 2018|

Civil society’s tech future?

Cassie Robinson reports on the independent inquiry looking at how civil society can embrace the technological shifts which are changing everyday society, and asks how we can ensure  the needs of society are taken into

26 November 2018|

Loot, Estonia and digital services

Matt Ross obtained an exclusive interview for Global Government Forum with Heiki Loot,  former Secretary of State, Estonia, wherein he explains how he developed the country’s world-leading digital service and how his new role as a

23 November 2018|

The Brexit Fantasy Goes Down in Tears

John Cassidy, writing for the New Yorker, suggests that following the recent Brexit negotiations, a vote of no confidence may be held by the Conservative Party which could force Theresa May to step down as

19 November 2018|

Stress…are we coping? Let’s talk

As we come towards the end of #StressAwarenessWeek, let's reflect on a report that was published by the Health and Safety Executive earlier this week on work related stress, depression or anxiety. The report highlighted that

9 November 2018|

Paul’s Weekly Blog

Why the NHS needed a Zombie Apocalypse for Christmas

Awaiting the publishing of the NHS Ten Year Plan felt a bit like Christmas Eve. Exciting, suspenseful, and with just a hint of apprehension that the big man might not deliver what we hope for.  My Christmas viewing this year was not quite as planned as years gone by – more like the boxing day smorgasbord of leftover time, than the polite and pristine feast of Christmas day.

My kids insisted on the Greatest Showman, and I can only apologise to neighbours, fellow tube travellers and strangers in neighbouring cars at traffic lights for the resultant discordant humming of all too familiar tunes.  As the lyrics of ‘Never enough’ spoke of ‘towers of gold are still too little’ I couldn’t help a wry smile at the response to the five year forward view, and wondering if wise men still journey with stranger gifts. But the assertion that a ‘million dreams is all its gonna take’ seemed to me to be far more accurate. Albeit that might suggest that a third of our workforce don’t have that sort of vision. I’ll let you decide on the laggards to leading-edge ratios for yourself.

But for me the most interesting of observations came from the strangest of genres. I had never really been into zombie films in the past, but the hilarity of Shaun of the Dead and Cockneys vs Zombies drew me in.

Santa brought me a strangely wonderful present. I’m a bit of a prepper, and love watching Ray Mears’ survival skills. So, when a Haynes Zombie Apocalypse manual was unwrapped under my tree I was delighted. If ever you’ve been in a contingency planning situation, you soon realise that it’s the things you hadn’t imagined you would need to plan for that bite you. Maybe the invasion of the undead is a little far-fetched. But the courage to cultivate contrarian views and to consider the potential devastation of a so-called blackswan event might just be the tonic we all need alongside a healthy measure of London-distilled long-term plan.

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