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Working with management teams of investor backed businesses

There are many reasons why investor backed businesses look for support as they progress through their investment cycle. Many businesses securing PE backing for the first time oftentimes lack what they need: For example, they do not have the internal infrastructure and communications structures in place to support sustainable long-term growth on day one. For others, they have long received PE backing and are seeking new areas for growth. GK working with Management teams Over the past...

Reorganisation of the NHS – 10 things we have learnt

To celebrate it 70th Birthday the NHS has been partaking in two of its favourite activities. Firstly, reorganising and secondly, developing long term plans. The Health and Care Act has been in force since 2012. Since then, the NHS has slowly but surely been moving away from the commissioner/provider split set out in the Act. This is because NHS leaders shifted policy toward a health and care system centred around population-based integrated services. Here are 10 pieces of news GK...

Emma Petela 7th Mar, 2019 Strategy
Government , NHS
5 min read

The social care green paper is coming – but so is Christmas

A full year has passed since the Government announced its intention to set out plans to reform care and support in a social care green paper. Since then the paper has bounced across two departments, three secretaries of state and various remits (at first it covered only older people, before expanding to working age adults). The line from government is that the paper is still due out in 2018. Rumours are that the Department of Health and Social Care is currently circulating it amongst other...

Emma Petela 6th Dec, 2018 Insight , Strategy
Health , Social Care
2 min read

It takes a village – how to support better health prevention

Shortly after becoming Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, Matt Hancock announced his three early priorities. They are workforce, prevention and technology. The healthcare system has changed radically since its inception 70 years ago. It is struggling to cope with the increasingly complex care requirements of patients. Prevention is increasingly seen as the way to...

Emma Petela 15th Aug, 2018 Insight 3 min read

Confused by integrated care? Here’s why you should engage

Integrated care is back on policy tables. Of course, it never really went away – the Government just toyed with the concept of ‘accountable care’ for a time, until accusations of backdoor privatisation, two judicial reviews on accountable care contracts and sustained questioning from MPs pushed the Department of Health and Social Care to...

Emma Petela 8th May, 2018 Impact

It’s time to care about TEF

As the initial furore following the publication of the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) results dies down, the topic for debate in the sector has returned to the way higher education is financed. There have been some winners and losers in the TEF to date and the long term impact of this is yet to be felt. Moves by the Universities of Liverpool, 

Emma Petela 21st Jul, 2017 Insight 3 min read

The Future of International Students and Net Migration Figures

The Cameron Years Whether or not to remove students from net migration figures is a debate which has raged for some time. During his tenure as Business Secretary under the Coalition Government, Vince Cable tried hard to persuade his Conservative coalition partners to remove students from net migration figures. In spite of receiving support from multiple sources, including the HE sector, various government departments, the BIS select committee, think tanks etc., the move was...

Emma Petela 22nd Mar, 2017 Insight 3 min read

Higher Education: The Heart of the System

The Higher Education & Research Bill, currently passing through parliament, seeks to enshrine in primary legislation principles which were first set in motion in earnest at the time of former Minister, the then Higher Education Minister David Willet’s ill-fated 2011 White Paper. This White Paper championed the principles of improved student experience, expanded choice and greater accountability for universities. Taking this vision forward, the current Minister for Universities and...

Emma Petela 1st Nov, 2016 Insight 3 min read