If we Brexit, we will need to find new ways for different sets of values and different models of economic development to cohabit on this little island.
The current commissioning process pits charities against each other in competition to access the ever-dwindling pot of public sector funding. Yet the voluntary and community sector is not a homogeneous group and should not be treated as such.
In relation to finance, it is no surprise that funding pressures were cited by the professionals as having a detrimental effect on quality and an uncertain future for public health. Funding cuts have been made in the context of short-term national funding cycles which separate out costs and consequences of budget decisions.
The Public Accounts Committee’s warning that devolution is hindering public spending scrutiny reveals a deeper challenge at the heart of the project: reform of Westminster itself.
Apoptosis is a form of altruistic suicide, executed by a single cell to protect the integrity of the wider genome. Cells have a set lifespan: a set number of times they can replicate before they become a hazard to life.
The challenges faced by local governments trying to deliver services and the role the social and voluntary sector could play in the future as a collaborative partner.
Today’s councils are a bit like salmon swimming upstream. As long as they keep fighting against the river they can slowly get closer to their goal. The second they stop, the current of centralism will wash them back out to sea.
The NHS was designed to solve the health problems of a nation in the middle of the last century. To effectively tackle the challenges of the 21st century it needs to move from a service for sick people to a system that supports wellness – and that means reaching out so that everyone plays a greater part.