October 2018

The autumn seminar at King’s College, London discussed on The Role and Value of Reviews, Investigations and Inquiries in Order to Learn Lessons in the Field of Public Services.

The contributors were Gillian Downham (mental health), Androulla Johnstone (NHS), Jill Manthorpe (adult care), James Blewett and Wendy Rose (children’s services).

The seminar analysed the way the context in which reviews were undertaken had changed over the past decade and explored the inherent tensions between the different perspectives and expectations of their functions among the parties involved. It then considered the conditions auspicious for an effective review in terms of clarifying what happened, making realistic recommendations and getting them implemented.

A report on the seminar is here.