News and Comment


Introduction of the new Care Act

Wednesday April 1 2015

The launch of the new Care Act today marks the biggest set of changes to adult social care legislation since the formation of the NHS in 1948. At OPM we’re really looking forward to seeing the impact of this policy in practice, having delivered a variety of projects for different clients in this area. Last year we worked… Read More

A guide to economic assessment in nursing: new pamphlet published

Tuesday March 31 2015

RCN publishing have brought together five articles, which were originally published in Nursing Management, to form one standalone guide to economic assessment in nursing. The articles were written by OPM director Dr Chih Hoong Sin and RCN’s research and innovation manager, Dr Ann McMahon and cover: the principles of economic assessment ways to apply these… Read More

We Need to Talk About Infrastructure

Thursday March 19 2015

Consultation and Engagement specialists Dialogue by Design and UCL’s respected Transport Institute bring together experts from a range of fields on 23 March 2015 to debate the role of public engagement in delivering major infrastructure projects Approaching what is widely understood to be the most uncertain General Election in post-war Britain, one outcome can be… Read More


The South West London Sustainability and Transformation Plan (STP)

Thursday March 15 2018

Public engagement on the South West London Sustainability and Transformation Plan  The NHS in south west London, working with local councils, is in the process of developing a long-term plan for local health services, called the Five Year Forward Plan, or a Sustainability and Transformation Plan (STP). This work is being carried out by six… Read More

The council of the future: starting with a simple conversation

Monday March 12 2018

By Sophia Looney (OPM Group Associate – @sophialooney) The world around us is shifting, fast. The (relatively) predictable, safe relationships that councils have enjoyed with their local people are no longer the same. The power of movements, fuelled by dissatisfaction, digital platforms and disjointed expectations is changing relationships; the conversation with local people is having… Read More

Greater London Authority – Stepping Stones Evaluation

Thursday March 1 2018

The transition from primary to secondary school is a period of significant change in the lives of young people. Many children embrace and adapt to this change, particularly when they are well supported by parents, families and school.  There is, however, a significant minority of students who experience uncertainty, risk, and anxiety around transition, or… Read More