The inaugural Fellows for 2018 were Leslie Evans, Permanent Secretary of the Scottish Government, and Sir Chris Wormald, Permanent Secretary of the Department of Health and Social Care.
The Fellowships were the main driver for a series of seminars and workshops involving senior delegations from both the Scottish government and the Department of Health and Social Care.
The engagement with Scottish government focused on Scotland’s National Performance Framework, a framework ‘to build a more successful and inclusive Scotland’, and how to achieve effective delivery and collaborative leadership. The Scottish government delegates, including Leslie Evans, engaged with our research on delivering public sector reform, education (with RISE) and outcomes-based commissioning (with GO Lab), through a series of workshops held between Oxford and Edinburgh.
To mark the conclusion of the fellowship, Lesley Evans delivered a public lecture at the Blavatnik School, ‘Keeping the faith in an uncertain world’.
The Department of Health and Social Care Permanent Secretary Sir Chris Wormald worked with members of our faculty to examine health system complexity, with seminars on outcomes hosted by GO Lab and more activities still ongoing and planned for early January.