Public Service Reform
Public services should support community life and citizen action and be shaped by relationships of trust and humanity.
John O'Brien outlines the achievements of Dane County's system of supports as the system is now replaced by a system of managed care.
Policed Industrialisation of Healthcare
David Zigmond reflects on the enforced closure of his GP practice and imagines an intelligent dialogue with the forces of regulation.
Mental Health and Continuity of Care
David Zigmond asks the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care whether mental health can be advanced by procedures instead of relationships.
Regulation in Education
David Zigmond tells the story of Eve, a teacher whose joy in her work is being strangled by over-regulation.
Making Healthcare Human
John Burton interviews David Zigmond and together they explore the growing inhumanity of modern approaches to healthcare.
Health Needs Equality
Mike Grady makes the health case for radical cross-government reforms to end poverty, reduce inequality and building a fairer society.
Setting Stupid Targets for the NHS
John Carlisle explains why setting targets for the NHS is both wasteful and diverts attention from the real business of improving quality.
4 Essential Elements of ABCD Process
John McKnight and Cormac Russell describe what is distinctive about an asset-based development process in this concise handbook.
Northamptonshire - Abandon Hope All Who Enter
Marion Turner-Hawes describes the hopeless, divide and completely undemocratic process by which Northamptonshire is to be divided into two parts.
Shared Decisions in a Democratic NHS
Shaun McBride argues that we must enable citizens to share in key decisions about the NHS as we begin to unravel decades of wasted NHS reforms.
Mental Health and Tentacled Snowballs
An anonymous article describing how medical and bureaucratic approaches to mental health undermine flexible and person-centred solutions - and make you a little crazy.
Only a New Democracy can Save the NHS
Gavin Barker explains why protecting the NHS and other vital public services requires a radical change from politics as usual and a reform of the UK's constitution.