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Policy bodies and think tanks discuss lessons for public services after coronavirus

2 June 2020

The Public Services Committee is holding its first evidence sessions for its new inquiry on public services. This session focuses on reflections from think tanks and policy organisations on public services and their future reform after Covid-19


Wednesday 3 June, virtual meeting

At 3.00pm

  • Nick Davies, Programme Director, Institute for Government
  • Richard Sloggett,Senior Fellow and Health and Social Care Lead, Policy Exchange
  • Professor Nick Pearce, Director of Institute for Policy Research, University of Bath

At 3.55pm

  • Anna Round, Senior Research Fellow, North East, IPPR North
  • Vicki Sellick, Executive Director of Programmes, NESTA
  • Jessica Studdert, Deputy Director, New Local Government Network

Likely questions

  • What have been the main areas of public service success and failure during the Covid-19 outbreak, and how could these lessons shape a future programme for reform?
  • How have public attitudes to, and expectations of public services changed as a result of the Covid-19 outbreak? What does this mean for reform?
  • Have we seen innovation and new ways of working in the delivery of public services as a result of coronavirus?
  • How well were public services able to cooperate in order to respond to people's needs during the Covid-19 outbreak?
  • To what extent have we seen new ways of working together since the epidemic began, and to what extent has collaboration built on pre-existing networks?
  • To what extent has any disjointedness between service providers placed burdens on public services during the lockdown?

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