Public Services provides transformation and improvement services to the public
sector. It is committed to working in
innovative partnerships that develop sustainable solutions that place the
citizen at their heart.
Public services face unprecedented challenges to provide
better services and meet unprecedented demand for less. Over the next few years
the demand for public services to innovate will become greater as fiscal
pressure mounts. The challenge is twofold:
- to develop new ideas which will create more
efficient and effective services which keep pace with the changing world,
deliver better for less and promote community well being
- to develop these ideas through to implementation
Services retained Rockpools to partner the establishment of an independent
Innovation Board as part of a coordinated campaign to get better for less for
public services through new ways of working.
Board will strengthen Northgate’s innovation drive on behalf of its public
services clients and the wider communities in which they operate. This will include:
- collaborating with clients and local
communities to deliver outcomes based services based on public
- identifying promising new innovation
ideas and fast tracking them to implementation
- contributing to wider public debate
around social innovation and identifying policy and practical solutions
The five members
of the Innovation Board are Lord Victor Adebowale, Ian Birrell, Peter Gilroy,
Sir David Henshaw and Professor Gloria Laycock.
Dave Meaden, Chief Executive of Northgate Public Services, said: 'We are passionate about making change
work. In these challenging times, we
need to think fast and act more quickly if we are to get the dynamic service
improvement that people deserve. We are
delighted to have such a talented group of people on our new Board. They will help keep our clients on the
fast-track of continuous innovation - using information and technology to
underpin services that are not only highly valued, but trusted by the public.'
Victor Adebowale is a social entrepreneur and advisor on public service reform. His work embraces social policy across a
range of issues including housing, health, criminal justice and employment.
Birrell is one of the most experienced and creative commentators of his
generation. He is the joint founder of a
social enterprise that brings together musicians from around the world and
promotes African music.
Gilroy is an innovation pioneer who has worked across the public and private
sectors. At Kent County Council he
pioneered the use of telehealth. He has
also focused activities in film and television as part of the core economy.
David Henshaw is Chair of Alder Hey NHS Children’s Foundation Trust. He was formerly Chief Executive of Liverpool
City Council. He has a long track record
of innovation in public private partnerships and is a trustee of NESTA.
Gloria Laycock is an internationally renowned expert on crime and science. She was previously Founding Director of the
Jill Dando Institute of Crime and is now working on policing issues in Abu