If necessity is the mother of invention, then public services will be the boiling hub of social innovation for decades to come. Pioneers Post reports on the latest innovations, trends and changes to the services that people care most about.
"Health is wellness, not absence of illness," says Gemma Self of healthcare consultancy Reimagine Health. Self is striving to get the NHS to take a more holistic view of patient care, with intervention before people become ill.
How can the philosophies of author, broadcaster, professor and all round business guru Charles Shandy apply to public service practitioners? Andrew Laird, a leader in public service spin-outs, explains all.
The overriding culture in public services is "to avoid failure at all costs rather than chasing the next big idea". Andrew Laird argues this must change and looks to the likes of Dyson and the traditional design and manufacturing sector for inspiration.