PA Consulting Group’s Karen Cherrett, a government expert, is quoted in an article in the Guardian. Karen talks about public sector mutuals and why the health and social care sector is so suited to them; 58 of the 66 public sector mutuals provide health services.
In the article, Karen points out that significant cultural change takes three to five years – sometimes up to a decade – to embed in an organisation and as the introduction of new providers to the health service began almost a decade ago, health staff are willing to take on a new structure, while other services prove reluctant.
Karen says: "By far the hardest bit is getting it going. Lots of lessons that were prohibiting spin outs, in both a confidence and ability to get things going, is now being addressed. We have much more targeted support on confidence and competence."
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