Festive greetings to all current and future customers.
Today I shall be identifying as a writer; or at least a narrator of the latest Oscar goings on.
We have arrived at the embers of the year and indeed the ‘teens’/’tens’!? – or whatever you may wish to call the last block of 10 years. It doesn’t seem like the millennium was long ago to me, but that’s the slippery substance of time for you. At least, I suppose, we’ll know what to call the next decade.
For those with any more than a passing interest in Oscar, I thought it sensible to start with our Christmas availability:
Oscar Offices will be closed from 3pm on Friday 20th of December and re-open 9am on January 2nd. All online and live data services will remain available of course (for those with masochistic tendencies who don’t like to stop working)
Beyond the usual updates and changes across Government and Education, there’s a definite Healthcare bias to things of note this time (and in particular around Primary Care in England):
Firstly we have a new category to report – “PCN Clinical Director” (located under Board/Committee for those with NHS subscriptions) – these are the lead position within a Primary Care Network (PCN). Accountable to member GP Practices, leading delivery of planning and effectiveness of the PCN – we have added over 400 GP post holders in the past few weeks across 43 CCGs. Work will continue over the next month or so and we are anticipating circa 1,200 posts in total will be identified once we have completed the work across all CCG’s.
We have recently finished a full update of the Sustainability and Transformation Plan (STP) / Integrated Care System (ICS) Leaders. There are now 14 confirmed Integrated Care Systems (ICS) in place. It’s worth noting that not all the Leaders fall under the NHS; some are within Local Authorities. The number of ICS’s will almost certainly increase over the next 12 months.
We have also completed a review and update of the GP Federations. The number of Federations has now grown to over 100 and with the changes across GP Surgeries is likely to continue increasing both in volume and significance.
All currently confirmed CCG mergers are reflected in the database however there are more changes to come in 2020 and we will be updating accordingly when the time comes.
As a few people may have noticed, we will shortly be having a general election. Irrespective of the outcome (and I’m not too sure I’d be brave enough to wager much on any party at this precise moment) all the post election changes and updates across the MP database will be made within a few days of the results being announced. We’re also planning putting together a map showing the pre and post political landscape across the UK in full technicolour.
Ultimate, amazing, awesome, apogee….there are many (but perhaps insufficient) superlatives to describe our new ‘halo’ subscription. Giving you all things Oscar in a box. Take a look at our all new presentation for the all new Public Service Exchange (PSX) Subscription – https://www.oscar-research.co.uk/datasheets/publicserviceexchange
Tricky to follow that, but potentially no less interesting is our new Live Local Authority Report. Giving you a neat overview of the Local Authority organisational market. Have a gander here – https://www.oscar-research.co.uk/data-intelligence/localauthorityanalysis
Share our view!! – our webcam is now broadcasting live from outside the finance office window – https://www.oscar-research.co.uk/contact/webcam.php
Keep warm and well and all the very best to you and yours for Christmas and the New Year!!
James and co