Press coverage

Find coverage in the press of Reform's latest work below. 

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Report coverage: Sharing the benefits: how to use data effectively in the public sector

On 16 August 2018, Reform published a report on the potential of data sharing to transform the delivery of public services. Media coverage included: The Telegraph, Public Technology, Civil Service WorldUK AuthorityThe RegisterOut-Law.comHolyroodGovernment EuropaSmart Cities World and GovLab.

The report was referenced by the Office for Statistics Regulation,the Better Care Fund and the Children's Commissioner.

It also received international coverage including in Italy.

Public Finance, 16 August 2018

Sarah Timmis, Researcher at Reform, wrote an article in Public Finance following the launch of Reform's report 'Sharing the benefits: How to use data effectively in the public sector'. 

She argued that better data sharing has the potential to transform public services, but public confidence must be upheld. As tech giants in Silicon Valley come under scrutiny for breaching data laws, the public sector should act as an example of best practice, where privacy, security and consent are put first. Full article can be found here

BBC News at Five, 24 July 2018

Tom Richmond, Senior Research Fellow, Reform, appeared on a interview on the BBC News at Five. He discussed this week’s pay rise for teachers and other public sector workers, with teachers receiving up to 3.5% in September.

BBC Hereford and Worcestershire, 16 July 2018

On Monday, Maisie Borrows, Senior Researcher at Reform, was on BBC Radio Hereford and Worcestershire talking about the need to improve efficiency in hospital to reduces delays in elective care.

You can listen to the full interview here (Maisie appears at 2.12.27).

BBC Radio Newcastle, 5 July 2018

Maisie Borrows, Senior Researcher, appeared on BBC Radio Newcastle to talk about the future of the NHS. She said that the NHS needs to move to a preventative model of care and that there is still a role for private providers.

You can listen to the interview (at 13.04) here.

BBC Radio 4, File on 4, 3 July 2018

Andrew Haldenby, Director of Reform, appeared on File on 4 as part of its programme on the history of private involvement in the NHS.

He argued that “privatisation” is often taken to mean private payment for healthcare. That makes it harder to recognise the routine use of the private sector to deliver NHS services, paid for by the taxpayer.

Listen to the episode here.

FE News, 29 June 2018

Sarah Timmis, Researcher at Reform, wrote an article in FE News following the launch of Reform‘s report, Beyond gadgets: EdTech to help close the opportunity gap.

She argued that there needs be a change of mindset for EdTech to be implemented successfully into schools. It has opportunities to give young people the skills they will need for future employment, particularly disadvantaged pupils, and can help teachers by enabling personalised learning and analysing data.

Read the full article here.

Public Sector Focus, June 2018

Rose Lasko-Skinner, Research Assistant, wrote a piece for Public Sector Focus (on risk sharing in public service markets) arguing that government should play a more active role in risk management when outsourcing.

Read the full article here.

Tes, 28 June 2018

Daniel El-Gamry, Researcher at Reform, wrote an article in TES following the publication of Reform‘s report, Beyond gadgets: EdTech to help close the opportunity gapIn it, he argued that EdTech can reduce the administrative burden on teachers, help to intelligently analyse pupil data and equip students with skills for the future.

Read the full article here.