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Festival learning - 13 September 2021

Something we’ve learned from our 2021 Festival of Governance is that intelligent systems can be made to focus on whatever we want them to. If we’re looking to maximise the benefits of competition between organisations, they can be made to do that. But they can also be refocused on the health and wellbeing of citizens. That’s what needs to be happening right now.

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The art of conversation – 6 September 2021

Our 2021 Festival of Governance is now in full swing, following a successful first week of events at the Bermondsey Project Space. It was thoroughly heart-warming to see roomfuls of people engaged in conversation once again and witnessing new friendships being made and old ones rekindled.

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People meeting people – 31 August 2021

The fact that I am able to invite you to meet in person at our 2021 Festival of Governance brings a tear to my eye. The festival begins today! After an all-virtual Festival of Governance in 2020, this year we’re once again able to enjoy the alchemy that takes place when a diverse group of people come together and simply start talking to each other.

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Not all is fair – 23 August 2021

On 1 April this year, Julie Bolus, a dear friend to GGI and a valued colleague, sadly passed away. Julie was much admired and respected in the NHS throughout her career as a nurse, executive director and non-executive director, and we are pleased to honour her legacy with the GGI Rising Star nursing award.

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Teamwork - 16 August 2021

Last week almost the entire GGI team gathered in person for the first time since before the pandemic. In the beautiful Sussex sunshine, we enjoyed two-and-a-half days of face-to-face discussions about what we do, the way we work and the future of our organisation.  

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Burning platform – 9 August 2021

As wildfires rage across Greece, Turkey, Italy, Russia, Canada and the US, floods sweep through the UK, Germany and China, and a heatwave stifles Siberia, the urgency over climate change has surely never been greater.

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Beginnings and endings – 2 August 2021

The Greek philosopher Heraclitus famously observed that the only constant in life is change. More than 2,000 years later the quote will elicit wry smiles across our NHS as it navigates its biggest structural shakeup in a decade.

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