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Culture and Breakfast (strategy wasn’t invited)

By Hilary Rowell, director, ZPB Last week, we held our first ZPB breakfast briefing. This brought together a select group of clients, and others who work with the NHS in various capacities, to reflect on the government response to Francis. Unsurprisingly, our discussion centred on the question of culture and change in the NHS. The…

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Seizing the potential of partnerships

By Hilary Rowell, director, ZPB Today ZPB launches The Power of Partnership: how to seize the potential – the second in a series supported by Sodexo but guided by an independent reference panel chaired by Sir William Wells. What has struck us as we worked on this report is the level of interest and enthusiasm…

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Finishing what he helped to start

By Hilary Rowell, director, ZPB What a warm welcome Simon Stevens has received from the twitterati – so far. There’s still plenty of time for the naysayers to get stuck in, as they most certainly will, because there’s nothing that the denizens of the NHS village like more than having a pop at a big…

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Data lessons from the education sector

ZPB’s Alex Kafetz discusses how the education sector has been far more open in providing access to data and open to new ideas compared to the health service. The article in HSJ looks at the cultural differences between the two public services in relation to data and its accessibility and is based on Alex’s experience…