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People led, health, care and local services

The crisis has tested public services, revealing hidden strengths and weaknesses.

The resilience of staff and rapid innovation has been incredible. The RSA is exploring the opportunities for change that the crisis has created to make health, care and local services work better for their communities.

In the old way I was a nobody, now I’m a somebody.

Care worker, Monmouthshire

Andy Burnham on Locally Driven Change

Watch our conversation with the Mayor of Manchester on the future of social care and local services. 

Self-managing teams during Covid-19: voices from Wellbeing Teams

Self-managing teams during Covid-19: voices from Wellbeing Teams

Self-managed teams are a different way of delivering social care. How has Covid-19 affected them? The voices of staff across the country show that relationship centred care has become even more important during the pandemic. 

Hear the stories of care during Covid

Getting your idea to thrive in a complex system like the NHS

Getting your idea to thrive in a complex system like the NHS

Leadership should focus on implementation over innovation. Failing to devise tactics that take account of the implementation landscape sees off many a good idea. Leaders need to understand emotions and think beyond their own team to succeed.

How to implement innovations successfully

Social care cannot wait until the crisis is over to rebuild

Social care is struggling now. Fixing the underlying problems can’t wait. We need to move towards care organisations controlled and run at the neighbourhood level.

3 principles for building a better social care system

Social care cannot wait until the crisis is over to rebuild

Healthcare after crisis: lessons from Christchurch

A crisis changes healthcare. We can learn from New Zealand on how to lead a healthcare system after a shock, starting with the principle of collective responsibility.

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Healthcare after crisis: lessons from Christchurch
Why we shouldn’t use war metaphors to talk about healthcare

Why we shouldn’t use war metaphors to talk about healthcare

Language has incredible power. Especially in a time of crisis. Talking about Covid-19 as a ‘battle’ can leave behind many patients.

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How health and social care is adapting to Covid-19

How health and social care is adapting to Covid-19

The system is too rigid to respond rapidly. We must make sure that the sacrifices staff are making now aren’t in vain, and seize the chance for positive change. 

Lessons for the care sector

Covid-19 pandemic has exposed the structural deficit in the NHS

While we all celebrate the NHS and bemoan the neglect of social care, we need also to look beyond the surface at the structural reforms that have contributed to an inadequate response.

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Covid-19 pandemic has exposed the structural deficit in the NHS

Share and Support Projects

Community and collaboration are needed now more than ever. Our Wazoku ideas platform is a space to get projects that can make a difference off the ground. Share your ideas and support other to respond to the impact of Coivd-19. 

Collaborate on our ideas platform

Share and Support Projects