The NHS Five Year Forward View has proposed a number of innovative care and commissioning models, such as the Primary Acute Care Systems and Multispecialty Community Provider models. However, our contracts today do not make it easy to realise these new ways of working.
The IAAF, doping, quality standards, culture, and leadership
Following the recent FIFA controversy the international sporting world is embroiled in yet another controversy – this time concerning alleged drugs misuse amongst elite athletes. While I am neither an athlete nor an expert in matters relating to doping, and would run a mile (pardon the pun) if asked about either of these I am however, interested in regulation, governance, and quality measurement in global sport.
The university challenge: Higher education governance
Over the last decade our higher education sector has barely been out of the news. From controversy over changes to tuition fees, a sustained increase in the number of students entering our universities, the removal of student number controls (previously each university had a cap set on their number of undergraduate students) and the emergence of new and alternative providers entering higher education, such as Pearson and AC Grayling’s New College of the Humanities.
The need for greater regulation of the third sector
The recent collapse of Kids Company and The British Association for Adoption and Fostering (BAAF) highlights the dangers of a sector devoid of sufficient regulation and monitoring.