Author Archives: Michael Birtwistle

Michael Birtwistle

About Michael Birtwistle

Michael is our senior policy officer, covering issues around charity tax and finance (including social investment) and the impact of the economy on the sector.

Public services news round-up: November 2018

In this month's digest of news from the public services world, we recap the autumn budget and highlight a new tool to tackle health inequalities. Continue reading

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Public Services News Round-Up: October 2018

The Autumn Budget is due next week which means all eyes are on the chancellor as he prepares to reveal whether austerity really is 'over'. Continue reading

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Public services news round-up: September 2018

This month's roundup includes the last chance to feed in the open government consultation, important news on the European Social Fund, and upcoming events and training courses. Continue reading

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Public services round-up: August 2018

In public services news from the last month, we cover the civil society strategy, the latest developments in the NHS, and a consultation on the European Social Fund. Continue reading

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Public services news round-up: July 2018

Transforming Rehabilitation contracts will be ended two years early in 2020, the effectiveness of social impact bond models in health and social care have been explored, and NHS Expo is happening soon. Continue reading

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Public services news round-up: June 2018

This month we’ve got new reports on commissioning and partnership working, along with more in the series of Health and Wellbeing Alliance webinars, and a free conference on social care. Continue reading

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Why Carillion’s legacy might be better social value

The collapse of Carillion raised fundamental questions about the risks of outsourcing and the effects of having services delivered by a few large providers. Continue reading

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Health and wellbeing news round-up: June 2018

With the announcement of an extra £20bn for the NHS, is social care losing out? Plus, the latest health reports and more. Continue reading

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Public Services News Round-up: May 2018

The Open Government Network has just launched its manifesto, and an action plan to improve working between the health and social care and voluntary sectors has been jointly agreed between NHS England, Public Health England, the Department of Health and Social Care and the Health and Wellbeing Alliance. Continue reading

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Public services news round-up: April 2018

This month we have a bumper edition of news and events including the launch of the next phase of the VCSE Review, the upcoming PSTA conference, new Health and Wellbeing Alliance events, and more Continue reading

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