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Fixing financial flows in the name of integrated care

November 20, 2020
On Wednesday this week we hosted the second in our series of six webinars exploring some of the big themes…
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ICS – the economics of population health

November 20, 2020
GGI webinar: Wednesday 25 November 2020 Briefing paper to prompt discussion Integrated care systems (ICSs) are required to take a…
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Driving ICS value by the effective use of payment mechanisms

November 20, 2020
Realising the value promise of integrated care systems (ICSs) is probably the biggest transformation challenge the NHS in England has…
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How much stress can a coalition of the willing take?

November 13, 2020
Integrated care represents the future of health and social care in the UK. NHS England expects the whole country to…
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ICS – driving value by the effective use of payment mechanisms

November 12, 2020
GGI webinar: Wednesday 18 November 2020 Briefing paper to prompt discussion The new integrated care systems (ICSs) being established across…
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Whose system is it anyway?

November 6, 2020
As policy turns to reality up and down the country, integrated care systems are being established. At first the policy…
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The importance of place in the success of integrated care systems

November 6, 2020
GGI webinar: Wednesday 11 November 2020 Briefing paper to prompt discussion Integrated care systems (ICS) are central to delivering the…
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Why is visible leadership important?

October 29, 2020
Imagine for a second that when you start a new job you don’t meet with or speak to your manager…
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Braced for the second wave

October 22, 2020
  A personal blog by Sam Currie, Policy and Research Analyst and Emma Williams, Communications Analyst. As the political debate…
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The creative ecosystem

October 15, 2020
Our 2020 Festival Review closes with an article by Festival Director Jaco Marais. At the heart of Jaco’s article is…
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A year for doing things differently

October 8, 2020
2020 has forced us all to embrace new ways of doing things. We saw seismic shifts in areas such as…
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Community interplay

September 25, 2020
The UK is moving from a narrow and competitive model of healthcare, in which hospital was pitched against hospital, towards…
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Digital humanism

September 18, 2020
The Festival of Governance is an opportunity to connect with good governance as a cultural driver for change. During the…
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Diversity week

September 11, 2020
Including people from diverse backgrounds contributes to the health and sustainability of a board, the wider organisation and the community…
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Population health is here to stay

September 5, 2020
The NHS describes population health as an approach that aims to improve physical and mental health outcomes, promote wellbeing and…
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Lessons learnt with regard to LGBTQ+ activism and the HIV pandemic

September 4, 2020
“Until we are all free, we are none of us free.” Emma Lazarus The distasteful slip-up in the NHS People…
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Which comes first, diversity or inclusion?

July 17, 2020
In April, the government announced that it was suspending gender pay gap reporting for a year to ease the burden…
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Development corporations and community development projects: a model for integrated care systems

July 6, 2020
Integrated care systems (ICS) are much more about the right mindset than structures and they must be focused on actions…
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Local government rises to the COVID-19 challenge

June 26, 2020
The world’s focus throughout the COVID-19 crisis has quite rightly remained fixed on the healthcare sector as it tackled what…
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Time to change the numbers

June 26, 2020
Last week The Economist concluded in its lead article that “the country has the wrong government for a pandemic”.  YouGov…
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It’s my job to ask

June 26, 2020
You might recall the campaign by pubs and clubs a while back to ask frisky teenagers just how old they…
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June 26, 2020
I started life as Ed the Head, built by my creator Bob Lawrence in 2004 from an old 5¼-inch disk…
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June 19, 2020
Saturday 20 June is World Refugee Day, a United Nations initiative to build empathy and understanding for the plight of…
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The impact of COVID-19 on BAME staff and communities

June 5, 2020
  It wasn’t far into the COVID-19 crisis that it started to become apparent that the pandemic was having a…
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The COVID-19 numbers game

June 3, 2020
One of the defining characteristics of the coronavirus crisis has been the widespread use of statistics. From prime ministerial messages…
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Modern governance – not just for the good times

March 17, 2020
Governance is not just a peace-time activity to be compromised when things get tough. In fact, the reverse is true….
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Giving back to education

March 10, 2020
Is there a disconnect between personal motivations and the reality of being on a higher education board? When I ask…
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Reimagining Procurement in the NHS

March 5, 2020
New, practical tool launched, exploring the concept and effectiveness of ‘Best Value’ in the NHS. The Good Governance Institute in…
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Fit enough to be proper?

March 4, 2020
Did you know that the test to become a director of an NHS trust is tougher than the test imposed…
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Helping healthcare organisations to embrace partnership working

February 25, 2020
GGI works with a lot of healthcare organisations either to support them ahead of a CQC inspection or to complete…
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Is public voice the ultimate challenge for good governance?

February 18, 2020
Public voice is emerging as a big theme in the National Commission on the future of governance in the public…
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Unleashing the digital premium with Legrand

February 4, 2020
Reading any planning document or business case in the world of UK health and social care from the past few…
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How do we improve NHS procurement?

January 28, 2020
We all know that the NHS is facing significant challenges – mounting demand, funding constraints, and workforce shortages to name…
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Good governance needs to pack a bigger punch

January 20, 2020
Stronger narratives about the value and need for good governance may have emerged in recent years – often in response…
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Attention – Disruption Ahead

January 14, 2020
If you were around at the beginning of the year, you are likely to have caught a whiff of Dominic…
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Some thoughts following the first meeting of the Population Health Network

December 16, 2019
On Friday 6 December, GGI hosted the first ever meeting of the Population Health Network, looking at the governance implications…
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Why Quality Governance is still an area for improvement

December 9, 2019
I have seen the governance of quality in the NHS evolve over my 10 plus years in the health sector,…
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Always keep a-hold of nurse…

December 2, 2019
In case you hadn’t noticed, there’s an election on!  So, what’s in the manifestos for a governance addict – who…
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The Making of – National Commission on Modern Governance

November 26, 2019
We launched our first report of the National Commission at the House of Lords on the 21st of November, the…
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Who needs a legal personality – be careful what you wish for…

November 19, 2019
You may not realise, but if you’re an NHS trust then you’ve got one.  You’ve actually only had your legal…
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Reimagining procurement for the NHS

November 12, 2019
We all know that the NHS is facing significant challenges – mounting demand, funding constraints, and workforce shortages to name…
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#TrusteesWeek, this week, encourages us to reflect on the state of the third sector

November 5, 2019
Independent of government, third sector organisations are values-driven, motivated by the desire to achieve social goals – for example, to…
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Governance challenges in the third sector

October 29, 2019
In the wake of a number of highly publicised scandals involving Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs), Joao Figueiredo, Research Analyst GGI, takes…
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GGI Appoints New Principal Consultant

October 23, 2019
The Good Governance Institute is pleased to announce that Peter Allanson has joined the organisation as Principal Consultant. Peter brings…
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GGI partner changes usher in new phase of growth

October 14, 2019
Two new partners have been announced by the Good Governance Institute LLP to support the company’s plans for growing value…
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ISQua 2019

October 1, 2019
ISQua’s mission is to improve quality in patient safety. It achieves this through education, knowledge sharing, external evaluation, supporting health…
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Reflections of Summer Camp 2019 in Marseille, France

September 24, 2019
GGI Consultant, Nina Atwal was one of the eighteen fortunate participants at this year’s Summer Camp in Marseille. Returning to…
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Oh what a night!

September 17, 2019
Thursday 5 September saw VIPS flocking to GGI’s Annual Lecture in Westminster, London. The event also marked the launch of…
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GGI Summer Camp 2019: Marseille

September 11, 2019
Established 20 years ago the success of Summer Camp rests on the rich diversity of its community and the willingness…
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Good Governance Award 2019 to Dame Fiona Caldicott

September 3, 2019
Dame Fiona Caldicott, the UK’s first statutory National Data Guardian for health and social care, has been named as the…
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Our Methodology

August 27, 2019
Of course, it’s personal. It’s our NHS… We all love and use it, yet still abuse it and undermine it…
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Authentic engagement and community voice

August 20, 2019
Programmes Director, Laura Botea, believes it’s time to move beyond compliance and embrace community engagement as a strategic priority In…
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The Brexit threat to NHS talent management

August 13, 2019
The pressure is intensifying – in addition to the issues of budget cuts, and population growth and aging, Brexit is…
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What are the sins of the Board?

August 6, 2019
Organisational boards have a responsibility to conduct themselves according to principles of good governance however sometimes – whether by omission…
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Future-proofing NHS governance

July 30, 2019
While organisations world-wide are experiencing significant change and uncertainty, GGI Chief Executive Andrew Corbett-Nolan would like to encourage boards to…
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Governance core principles

July 24, 2019
With almost 30 years’ experience in the NHS, including several as a chief executive, GGI Director of Delivery Darren Grayson…
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The Digital Agenda for the NHS

July 16, 2019
While the NHS doesn’t have a great track record with IT, GGI Consultant, Nina Atwal is optimistic. Here she gives…
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From NHS to RAF and back again

July 9, 2019
GGI’s interim Head of Communications Martin Evans tells us how, after a vivid dream one evening, he altered the course…
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GGI launches Special Interest Group on Governance at EHMA 2019

July 2, 2019
Our GGI team recently returned from a successful trip to the annual European Health Management Association (EHMA) conference in Espoo,…
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Success of the NHS Long Term Plan: Integration and collaboration

June 25, 2019
The success of the NHS Long Term Plan rests, in part, on the principles of integration and collaboration. GGI Director…
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