Question 1 Entry D Conflict Between SPADs, Civil Servants and the Scientific Civil Service Question 2 Entry DD

Problem addressed: – See Entry A, Entry B, Entry C and Entry D The civil service should work as four different entities • An entity supporting government • An entity supporting policy making by government and opposition • An entity supporting the political process including policy making and public accountability • An entity administering executiveContinue reading “Question 1 Entry D Conflict Between SPADs, Civil Servants and the Scientific Civil Service
Question 2 Entry DD”

Transforming the lives of care workers – A practical solution

1. The challenge As a result primarily of inadequate funding over an extended period of time, and the inability of successive governments to find and deliver a workable solution, the social care sector finds itself in a parlous state: • The high Covid-19 related death count across the sector (particularly in care homes), together withContinue reading “Transforming the lives of care workers – A practical solution”

All Connect; levelling up to the internet across the generations

In searching for a solution to provide connectivity across the spectrum, I learnt that Colchester Borough Council & Stoke on Trent were only two local authorities that had benefited from Central Government Grants to connect the populations of their boroughs with the most up to date Full Fibre 5G broadband. The grant of £3 millionContinue reading “All Connect; levelling up to the internet across the generations”

In Challenge Lay Opportunities – A Vision for Social Responsibility and Sustainability for All

The 2020s will go down in history as being one of the most unique yet reflective periods in history. A turning point for humanity. The onset of COVID-19 and subsequent economic catastrophe has borne the inadequacies in our systems of governance with increasing wealth inequality fueled by decades of tax cuts to the rich notContinue reading “In Challenge Lay Opportunities – A Vision for Social Responsibility and Sustainability for All”

Britain’s Future Scientists

We need to prioritise science in the primary school curriculum. Catching children’s interest and imagination when young will inspire more to study sciences beyond GCSE. Giving children a solid foundation of scientific principles and facts when they leave primary school will prepare them for success with secondary school science. As well as a creative, explorativeContinue reading “Britain’s Future Scientists”

A strategy to tackle the obesity epidemic (as highlighted in 1b)

Tackling obesity is the biggest challenge facing this country. Obesity rates have soared in the last 40 years resulting in misery for millions and damage to our economy caused by a sicker workforce. Obesity is adding to the strain of an already overstretched NHS. Many experts agree that the problem is multi-factorial and complex. IContinue reading “A strategy to tackle the obesity epidemic (as highlighted in 1b)”

Expanding the role of the Fire Service by administering vaccinations

There are approximately, 32,000 whole- time Firefighters currently employed in the UK. The majority of which hold basic first aid qualifications, with many holding further medical competencies, they have the skills, the ‘can do’ attitude, together with the resources (there are approx 1400 Fire Stations in England alone). Whilst they have a major role inContinue reading “Expanding the role of the Fire Service by administering vaccinations”

Security of Critical Supplies

For all critical products used by public bodies, including arm’s length organisations, the government should insist a certain minimum percentage of normal requirement be produced in the UK (let’s say 20%) and the production facilities involved be capable of rapid upscaling. In the case that procurement costs are increased as a result those bodies impactedContinue reading “Security of Critical Supplies”

Embedding continuous improvement into the ethos of public service.

The notion of continuous improvement has been applied in UK manufacturing since the early 1980’s. More recently, we have seen a similar philosophy come to life in the UK commercial services sector. The digitisation of public services is a powerful stride in the right direction by our public sector. The culture and ethos needs braveContinue reading “Embedding continuous improvement into the ethos of public service.”