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Adebowale, Victor 1962-

Works: 6 works in 7 publications in 1 language and 99 library holdings
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Victor Adebowale
Punishment and reform : how our justice system can help cut crime( Book )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Whitehall effect : how whitehall became the enemy of great public services and what we can do about it by John Seddon( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"John Seddon is back. This time with an uncompromising account of Whitehall's effect on our public services. And it's a damning read. 'The Whitehall Effect' chronicles how the Whitehall ideas machine has failed to deliver on a monumental scale - and what we can do about it. We have a breathtaking opportunity to create public services that truly serve. But only if Whitehall changes. -- Why don't public services work very well? One key reason is that they have been 'industrialised'. Part 1 explains why call centres, back offices, shared services, outsourcing and IT-led change almost always lead to service failure. It explains, in particular, why 'economies of scale' are a myth. Part 2 proposes a better (and tried-and-tested) alternative to the alienating and unresponsive experience of industrialised public services. Good services are attuned and sensitive to peoples' needs. Where the 'industrialised' approach tries to drive down costs but invariably drives them up, the better approach - managing value - drives costs down significantly. Part 3 challenges conventional thinking and received wisdom about public services. Targets, inspection and regulation have to be part of the solution, don't they? Seddon explains why they're actually part of the problem and shows that the most effective lever of change and improvement is to stop 'managing' the people (public sector staff and managers) and start managing the system they work in. Part 4 discusses some of the current fads in public-sector reform: 'choice', 'managing demand', 'nudge' and 'lean'. Politicians pursue them because they are plausible and fit their narrative, the story they like to tell about reform. But these fads only make public services worse or, at best, detract from the opportunity at hand. The opportunity John Seddon describes is breathtaking. We can undo the costly debacle of public sector 'reform', but only if we first change Whitehall. In Part 5 he describes how Whitehall is systemically incapable of listening to and acting on evidence and finally turn to how Whitehall needs to change if we are to turn away from the mistakes of the last 35 years and realise the profound opportunity open to us." -Publisher's description
Substance misuse and ethnic minorities( Book )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Engagement and aspiration : reconnecting policy making with front line professionals : a Sunningdale Institute report for the Cabinet Office by David Omand( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Manifesto for a healthy and health-creating society( )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Brexit and the troubled state of the NHS call for re-thinking the UK's approach to health. The EU referendum vote reveals deep social divisions as well as presenting the country with important decisions and negotiations about the future. At the same time, health problems are growing; the NHS faces severe financial constraints and appears to lurch from crisis to crisis, with leaving the European Union likely to exacerbate many problems including staffing issues across the whole sector. However, new scientific developments and digital technology offer societies everywhere massive and unprecedented opportunities for improving health. It is vital for the country that the NHS is able to adopt these discoveries and see them translated into improved patient care and population health, but also that the UK benefits from its capabilities and strengths in these areas
When is a health scare not a health scare?( Recording )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Nick Ross, Sue Slipman, Lord Victor Adebowale and Kate O'Rourke discuss how and why public health scares seem to be having a worse effect on us than they have in the past. Conversely, how can we assess health risks for ourselves when given conflicting and confusing information from the government, the Department of Health, the media and independent scientists?
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Audience Level
  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.74 (from 0.71 for Whitehall ... to 0.88 for Manifesto ...)

Alternative Names
Victor Adebowale

Victor Adebowale, Baron Adebowale britischer Life Peer und Chef Executive von Turning Point

Victor Adebowale, Baron Adebowale British politician

Victor Adebowale, Baron Adebowale Brits politicus

Victor Adebowale, Baron Adebowale politicien britannique

Victor Adebowale, Baron Adebowale político británico