Richard Vize Public Policy Media Ltd
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I write major reports for the public and private sectors and think tanks. I help organisations frame what they want to achieve with a report, work with experts in the field to compile the evidence and then write the report itself, working through drafts with the commissioners to ensure the final document reflects the organisation's objectives. I write in a clear, fluent, accessible and enticing style that ensures the document is as widely read as possible, and meet demanding deadlines to ensure it is published on schedule. Swimming together or sinking alone Swimming together or sinking alone, for the Institute of Healthcare Management, was based on revealing interviews with senior leaders in health and local government on what was really happening inside the Sustainability and Transformation Plan (STP) process. It helps leaders understand the values, culture and skills they need to survive and thrive as the NHS tries to change from organisations working in silos to local health and care networks focussed on the needs of patients. It received excellent feedback and was the centrepiece of a major conference. Local Government Finance Commission The Local Government Association and public sector accountancy body CIPFA established the Independent Commission on Local Government Finance to recommend a programme of government reforms. I worked with the commission to draft its interim report, Public Money, Local Choice  published in October 2014, and its final report, Financing English Devolution, published in February 2015. Several of the report’s recommendations have since been reflected in the government’s devolution policies. The Revolution will be improvised The Revolution will be Improvised draws on insights from 25 multi-agency programmes around the country to discuss how people break or make collaboration and service transformation, and what we can learn from their experiences. The programmes are part of the Local Vision initiative, backed by the Local Government Leadership Centre and the NHS, which is dedicated to transformation through system leadership. NHS Clinical Commissioners manifesto NHS Clinical Commissioners published Making Change Happen to influence national and local government, system leaders, policymakers and politicians. The manifesto messages were developed through interviews with CCG leaders and a roundtable event with system leaders from across the NHS. It outlined what changes needed to be made to enable clinical commissioning groups to reform the NHS. NHSCC called for urgent action from national bodies to create the right environment for local clinical commissioning. Public sector recruitment The Changing Face of the Public Sector, for recruitment specialists Hays, is an analysis of data from more than 1,000 replies to a Hays survey of public sector staff. I analysed the results and worked with the Hays team to develop the report’s recommendations. Future Homes Commission I edited the final report of the Future Homes Commission, established by the Royal Institute of British Architects to recommend reforms to every aspect of UK housing – from the way homes are built to how they are funded and designed. It was launched in October 2012 and received extensive media comment. King’s Fund report on leadership I wrote the King's Fund’s report Leadership and Engagement for Improvement in the NHS. It was based on papers commissioned from national and international experts, along with a wide range of background papers and submissions from organisations such as the medical royal colleges. It demonstrates how engaging clinical staff in leading improvement raises standards of care, while engaging patients produces better outcomes and uses resources more effectively. It was launched at the King’s Fund’s second annual Leadership and Management Summit by its chief executive, Professor Chris Ham. Commission on Dignity in Care I wrote the consultation document and final report for the Commission on Dignity in Care, established by the NHS Confederation, Age UK and the Local Government Association to identify and address the underlying causes of poor care of older people in hospitals and care homes. Over nine months I attended the evidence sessions, helped frame the recommendations and produced successive drafts. The consultation document received huge media coverage and its recommendations attracted extensive support from health and social care organisations. I then worked with the commission to incorporate ideas from the 230 responses in the final report, Delivering Dignity, published in 2012. NHS Confederation: lessons from PCTs I was commissioned by the NHS Confederation to write an assessment of more than a decade of commissioning by primary care trusts, and identify lessons for the new clinical commissioners. I based Ambition, Challenge, Transition: reflections on a decade of NHS commissioning on 20 interviews with senior managers, medical directors, non-executive board members and GPs. I delivered a candid and insightful analysis with revealing reflections and important lessons for clinical commissioning groups. It was launched at the first conference of the new independent body NHS Clinical Commissioners in April 2013.
“Richard combines strong collaboration skills and expert knowledge of health and local government with a fantastic ability to explain it simply and clearly in language accessible to professionals and the public”
Louise Fish, Communications director, NHS Confederation
Richard Vize Public Policy Media Ltd
REPORT WRITING
CV
I write major reports for the public and private sectors and think tanks. I help organisations frame what they want to achieve with a report, work with experts in the field to compile the evidence and then write the report itself, working through drafts with the commissioners to ensure the final document reflects the organisation's objectives. I write in a clear, fluent, accessible and enticing style that ensures the document is as widely read as possible, and meet demanding deadlines to ensure it is published on schedule. Swimming together or sinking alone Swimming together or sinking alone, for the Institute of Healthcare Management, was based on revealing interviews with senior leaders in health and local government on what was really happening inside the Sustainability and Transformation Plan (STP) process. It helps leaders understand the values, culture and skills they need to survive and thrive as the NHS tries to change from organisations working in silos to local health and care networks focussed on the needs of patients. It received excellent feedback and was the centrepiece of a major conference. Local Government Finance Commission The Local Government Association and public sector accountancy body CIPFA established the Independent Commission on Local Government Finance to recommend a programme of government reforms. I worked with the commission to draft its interim report, Public Money, Local Choice published in October 2014, and its final report, Financing English Devolution, published in February 2015. Several of the report’s recommendations have since been reflected in the government’s devolution policies. The Revolution will be improvised The Revolution will be Improvised draws on insights from 25 multi-agency programmes around the country to discuss how people break or make collaboration and service transformation, and what we can learn from their experiences. The programmes are part of the Local Vision initiative, backed by the Local Government Leadership Centre and the NHS, which is dedicated to transformation through system leadership. NHS Clinical Commissioners manifesto NHS Clinical Commissioners published Making Change Happen to influence national and local government, system leaders, policymakers and politicians. The manifesto messages were developed through interviews with CCG leaders and a roundtable event with system leaders from across the NHS. It outlined what changes needed to be made to enable clinical commissioning groups to reform the NHS. NHSCC called for urgent action from national bodies to create the right environment for local clinical commissioning. Public sector recruitment The Changing Face of the Public Sector, for recruitment specialists Hays, is an analysis of data from more than 1,000 replies to a Hays survey of public sector staff. I analysed the results and worked with the Hays team to develop the report’s recommendations. Future Homes Commission I edited the final report of the Future Homes Commission, established by the Royal Institute of British Architects to recommend reforms to every aspect of UK housing – from the way homes are built to how they are funded and designed. It was launched in October 2012 and received extensive media comment. King’s Fund report on leadership I wrote the King's Fund’s report Leadership and Engagement for Improvement in the NHS. It was based on papers commissioned from national and international experts, along with a wide range of background papers and submissions from organisations such as the medical royal colleges. It demonstrates how engaging clinical staff in leading improvement raises standards of care, while engaging patients produces better outcomes and uses resources more effectively. It was launched at the King’s Fund’s second annual Leadership and Management Summit by its chief executive, Professor Chris Ham. Commission on Dignity in Care I wrote the consultation document and final report for the Commission on Dignity in Care, established by the NHS Confederation, Age UK and the Local Government Association to identify and address the underlying causes of poor care of older people in hospitals and care homes. Over nine months I attended the evidence sessions, helped frame the recommendations and produced successive drafts. The consultation document received huge media coverage and its recommendations attracted extensive support from health and social care organisations. I then worked with the commission to incorporate ideas from the 230 responses in the final report, Delivering Dignity, published in 2012. NHS Confederation: lessons from PCTs I was commissioned by the NHS Confederation to write an assessment of more than a decade of commissioning by primary care trusts, and identify lessons for the new clinical commissioners. I based Ambition, Challenge, Transition: reflections on a decade of NHS commissioning on 20 interviews with senior managers, medical directors, non- executive board members and GPs. I delivered a candid and insightful analysis with revealing reflections and important lessons for clinical commissioning groups. It was launched at the first conference of the new independent body NHS Clinical Commissioners in April 2013.