Apax features alongside the Prime Minister and a small number of outstanding organisations in The Parliamentary Review – a publication that looks back on the year in the care sector with the aim of sharing knowledge and raising standards. Established by former minister The Rt Hon David Curry in 2010, The Parliamentary Review’s release is now a key fixture in the political calendar. The purpose of the Review is to showcase best practice as a learning tool to the public and private sector. Across all policy areas, The Parliamentary Review is sent to over half a million leading policymakers, stakeholders in industry and other relevant individuals. The articles in the Review act as both a blueprint for success and a template for reform.
Apax shared in the Parliamentary Review that placing great emphasis on employee growth and character development increases the capacity of the organisations to contribute to social progress. Mental health problems impair the lives of 16 million people in the UK. In order to act effectively given our present challenges, employees must be imbued with a strong sense of purpose that compels them to both transform themselves and contribute to the transformation of their organisation. When employees direct themselves to the wellbeing of the organisation and society, opportunities to acquire new capabilities and new ways of thinking that creatively challenge current ways of functioning arise. As organisations in our sector transform in this way, we will be better able to contribute effectively to improving mental health services and realise the care sector’s full potential.
The Prime Minister commented that ‘this year’s Parliamentary Review follows a significant year in British politics’ and this is reflected in the articles from leading journalists and best practice representatives alike.
The PM’s former cabinet colleague, Sir Eric Pickles, Chairman of the Review, said,
“it has never been more important for government to hear the views of business and the public sector in a constructive forum. It is also a vital time to share best practice and progress.”
The Parliamentary Review’s executive director Daniel Yossman concurred, saying
“Apax and other hardworking organisations from across the country have come together to make the Review possible. Sharing knowledge and insight with both peers and government is essential work and I am delighted that this year’s Review will reach every corner of the British economy. It is always a real joy to hear from policymakers who tell me that something they have read in the Review has had an effect on their thinking. It is my belief that innovation is contagious if only it is given the platform to spread. It is the Review’s purpose to provide this platform and I am confident we are fulfilling it.”
A digital copy of The Parliamentary Review can be viewed here with Apax’s article on page 37-39 http://www.theparliamentaryreview.co.uk/editions/care/care-general