Richard Wilson blogs about his conversation with Brendan on the introduction of Buurtzorg to the UK.
As NHS leaders hear they will have to manage without more money, Buurtzorg demonstrates integration led by front-line staff...
Care certificate for front line staff will not mend a broken system
As the gap between resource supply and service demand widens, Brendan Martin reflects on what makes good leadership
Adult Community Services at Guy's and St Thomas's NHS Foundation Trust are showing the way in co-production
Promises to protect whistleblowers are welcome but the culture change needed to realise the Francis vision demands much more
Jeremy Hunt is promising more nurses and less competition in community services. He's right -- and here's how it can deliver
If NHS staff are to lead the battle against obesity it is time to focus on improving their own wellbeing and engagement
The renewed focus on mental illness after the death of Robin Williams has both positive and negative features.
Two recent reports show that there are both positive and negative drivers and effects of increasing self-employment
Britain's coalition government wants to drive up productivity in social care. It can be done, and it needn't be nasty.
A new report shows that more than half of British women surveyed have suffered recent bullying -- and for minorities it's worse.
As long as working people are seen as a cost to development rather than its agents there will be no holistic policy.
If NHS staff were more systematically involved in planning and implementing decisions every day would be NHS Change Day
The challenge of making the cultural changes demanded by the Francis Report remain, but we now know more about how to do it.
Just when the case for privatisation and outsourcing has never been so weak let's get the public ownership message right
An important new report from the Point of Care foundations highlights that better healthcare requires better staff engagement
Lawyers fighting legal aid cuts undermine their argument with spurious claims about relative merit
The NICE review of safe staffing levels must be genuinely based on evidence and consultation, as Robert Francis recommended
Three big steps in the last week could mean the beginning of the end for the current model of home care in Britain
We need big thinking but to combine innovation with democratic accountability in public services we also need to think small
A new TUC report shows occupational segmentation is more gendered now than 20 years ago. What can be done?
Employee representation on company boards is a vital form of worker voice but the route to workplace democracy must vary.
Britain's fragmented railway combines the worst caricatures of public and private. What we need is the best qualities of both.
A new survey has shown shocking -- but far from surprising -- evidence that the voices of NHS staff must be heard more clearly
New technology linked to innovation in working practices could improve services -- but only if staff and passengers are engaged.
A review panel chaired by the South African planning minister is highly critical of the World Bank's Doing Business report
Equating people and profit makes no sense. Sustainability means deciding which is the master and which the servant.
We need to find ways to offer employed people more of the benefits of freelancing -- and vice versa.
British public sector workers are more fearful than ever -- except where change is managed with staff involvement.
Margaret Thatcher's carer kept the former British PM's mind going. Shouldn't all older people be entitled to that support?
The Institute of Fundraising aims to influence government charity policy. Here's our idea: pay your interns!
Shouldn't the United Nations be setting a good global example about justice for young workers? So why no pay for its "interns"?
A stimulating Valentine's Day message from an Oxford management professor sets a challenge to left and right.
The public inquiry into the Mid Staffs scandal showed the need for culture change -- but will the report deliver it?
The 150-year history of the world's first underground railway parallels that of the changing meaning of 'public service'.
Jeff Sachs says global institutions should set goals that link economic, social and environmental sustainability. Is he right?
Recent data from the new NHS Commissioning Board show that white applicants to its positions are far more likely to succeed
Britain's NHS Employers support the government-backed Engage for Success. But what do they mean by 'employee engagement'?
Ford led the private transport revolution in the 20th Century. Will it really lead a public transport revolution in the 21st?
If every care worker received the living wage the implications for public finance and services would be truly radical
Less than a year after its takeover of Hinchingbrooke health trust, falling performance and staff cuts are bad signs.
A quarter of a century after I went part-time to care for my young children, why is it still exceptional for men to do that?