Our publications (140 results)

Valuing Public Services

Few topics could be as crucial to get right as how we make decisions about which aspects of public services are more and less valuable. Valuing Public Services offers practical ideas about how we measure and demonstrate the value of our public services, based on OPM’s real life experiences of working with a broad range… Read More

Improving business skills in the early years and childcare sector

This report outlines the findings from our evaluation of the 4Children business skills programme, funded by the Department for Education. Delivered over two years, the programme aimed to improve business knowledge and skills across the childcare and early years sectors. It involved three strands of work: training sessions on various business topics for providers, the… Read More

GDC Standards Research: ‘Harder to reach’ groups

This report presents the findings of research to inform the development of the General Dental Council’s (GDC) revised Standards of Conduct, Performance and Ethics. Focusing on the needs of a selection of ‘harder to reach’ patients and members of the public, it is intended to complement the GDC’s wider research and consultation programme on the revised standards. This… Read More

Medical frontier: Debating mitochondria replacement

The Office for Public Management (OPM), in partnership with Forster and Dialogue by Design, was commissioned by the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA) to conduct a multi-method research and engagement project looking at the possible social and ethical issues relating to two techniques for the avoidance of mitochondrial disease: pronuclear transfer (PNT) and maternal spindle… Read More

Citizens’ Jury on information for women about breast screening

Informed Choice about Cancer Screening at King’s Health Partners commissioned the OPM to design and run a Citizens’ Jury to consider how to present the benefits and harms of breast screening generated by the Independent Review of Breast Screening in October 2012 in the information sent to women invited for screening. The objectives of the jury were… Read More

Making it Personal

Making it Personal was a project funded by the Department for Education and managed by the charity KIDS which provided support and advice to for parents and carers of disabled children and young people and also to commissioners, about personalisation and personal budgets. As part of this project OPM produced guidance for commissioners and others in children’s… Read More

Making it Personal: How to commission for personalisation – guidance for commissioners and others in children’s services

This guidance is useful to people wanting to understand how the whole system needs to be changed in order to improve outcomes for children, young people and families. It will be of particular interest to those looking to improve outcomes through personalisation and personal budgets, as well as those concerned about the future of specialist… Read More

Longitudinal study of Personal Budgets for Adult Social Care in Essex

Essex County Council has today published the final 3-year longitudinal study evaluating the impact and effectiveness of Personal Budgets in Essex. The joint project between Essex County Council, OPM and ecdp, began in October 2008 and is the first study of its kind. This final report captures the impact of self-managed Personal Budgets on the… Read More