2504, 2018

Machines for Good – The human face of artificial intelligence

April 25th, 2018|Categories: AI & Machine Learning, Businesses, Care & Well-being, Charities, Data Analytics, Education & Employment, Energy & Environment, Foundations, Health, Justice & Rights, Public sector, Social & Environmental Impact, Social enterprises, Social Innovation, Strategy|

by Nicolas Ponset

There has been much commentary and debate about the potential for artificial intelligence (AI) to have a detrimental impact on society from being a threat to our data privacy to destroying employment. Whether these concerns prove legitimate or not, AI and more specifically machine learning will be a force for good for the social sector. To help organisations better understand what AI could mean for them, we are launching a series of articles illustrated by recent social deployments, along with practical methodologies and tools. We hope that these articles will help you to begin your own AI journey […]

2111, 2017

Outcomes-based contracting for integrated care

November 21st, 2017|Categories: Care & Well-being, Charities, Health, Public sector, Social & Environmental Impact, Social Investment|Tags: , , , , , , |

by Jill Carman

Health and social care: the need for change

Health and social care in the UK is fragmented. An ageing population makes this an increasingly pressing problem – people are living longer, presenting with multiple long-term conditions that need coordinated management. We need our health and social care services to adapt accordingly. Better coordinating these sectors will lead to better patient outcomes, and will help address the pressures on our hospitals and social care services.

But national efforts to better integrate health and social care across the country have been slow. As the National Audit Office reports, there are significant challenges […]

1602, 2016

Health patients user satisfaction: asking a few simple questions

February 16th, 2016|Categories: Data Analytics, Health, Social Innovation|Tags: , , |

Patient satisfaction has fallen within the National Health Service. In the latest wave of the British Social Attitudes survey, public satisfaction with the health service overall fell from 60% to 55% driven by longer waiting times, staff shortages, and funding cuts. In addition, staff morale is an increasing concern; in 2014 a survey conducted by the NHS and the Picker Institute found that only 44% of NHS staff reported that they were satisfied with how their organisation values their work, and only just over one in three (37%) were satisfied with their levels of pay. Ultimately the health […]

1602, 2016

Leaders Series: Noel Gordon Non-Executive Director of NHS England

February 16th, 2016|Categories: Foundations, Health|Tags: , , , , , |

This month we interviewed Noel Gordon, Non-Executive Director of the NHS and Chair of Specialised Services Commissioning Committee, as part of our Leaders Series. After an early career focused on corporate restructuring, Noel was first exposed to social entrepreneurship at Ashoka, where he then became involved in consulting and mentoring a diverse range of social entrepreneurs.

We discussed the major transformations and innovations taking place in the NHS today, as well as how his past experiences in the private sector contributed to his work and insight in the social sector.