News and Comment


Social Impact Bonds: UK and comparative perspectives – Part 1

Tuesday May 26 2015

OPM’s Director of Evaluation, Research and Engagement, Dr Chih Hoong Sin, spoke at the 2015 Social Investing and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Forum, held at Meiji University in Tokyo. Chih Hoong was invited by the Department of Public Management and the Institute of Non-profit and Public Management Studies, in partnership with the Japanese Ministry of… Read More

Barbara Moorhouse steps down as Chair of OPM Group

Tuesday May 26 2015

Barbara Moorhouse has today announced that she is stepping down as Chair of OPM Group with effect from 31 May 2015.  Barbara joined OPM Group as a non-executive director in 2009 and was appointed as Chair in 2012. On her time with OPM Group Barbara said “I have very much enjoyed my time at OPM… Read More

We Need to Talk About Infrastructure: Event Highlights

Monday April 20 2015

We Need to Talk About Infrastructure, a recent seminar hosted by Dialogue by Design (part of the OPM Group), and co-hosted with the UCL Transport Institute – posed a simple challenge: when Government plans to invest £375 billion in infrastructure projects up to 2020, how can this be done with local communities, rather than against them? The four… Read More


Evaluation of the Essex County Council’s Family Innovation Fund

Thursday December 21 2017

Increasing financial pressures on Local Authorities have seen Early Intervention services deprioritised and under-funded. This has left a gap in service for those families who do not qualify for statutory or specialist services but who do need support. There is now a body of evidence to support the argument that meeting the needs of these… Read More

Lucy Farrow has been named as Employee Owner of the Year

Tuesday November 28 2017

News release Tuesday November 28 Lucy Farrow has been named as Employee Owner of the Year Lucy Farrow of OPM Group is delighted to be announced as winner in the Employee Owner of the Year category in the UK Employee Ownership Awards. The awards run by the EOA and sponsored by Baxendale were held at… Read More

Proactive Data: Developing NMC’s Allegations Code Framework

Wednesday October 18 2017

The NMC (Nursing and Midwifery Council) recently published their annual report for 2016-2017. It refers to a project led by OPM Group to design and develop a new allegations code frame to help the NMC to better understand the allegations being brought against nurses and midwives. As the NMC explains: “This will enable us to… Read More