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Insights into leadership, partnership and success from influential voices in public services.

Hosted by The PSC (previously 2020 Delivery), a team of public service consultants based in the UK and united by the belief that better public services are the key to a stronger society.

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Insights into leadership, partnership and success from influential voices in public services.

Hosted by The PSC (previously 2020 Delivery), a team of public service consultants based in the UK and united by the belief that better public services are the key to a stronger society.

    Living with Legacy, Part 8: Is Legacy Tech Always Bad?

    Living with Legacy, Part 8: Is Legacy Tech Always Bad?

    Over the last two months, our digital team has spoken to rocket engineers, Gov Tech experts, academics, authors and technical architects to try to understand the true role of legacy tech in our lives and whether we should be worried about it.

    In this podcast, the team shares what they learned…

    • 11 min
    Living with Legacy, Part 7: Derek Alton

    Living with Legacy, Part 7: Derek Alton

    How can we make everyone feel like an insider in government?

    Our final Living with Legacy guest is self-proclaimed Digital Gov Geek, Derek Alton, who is on a mission to figure out how to open-source government.

    Join our podcast host, Antonio Weiss, and Derek as they discuss how technology can help make more people feel like insiders in government, examples of where tech has helped to precipitate social change, and whether legacy systems prevent transparency…

    Go and follow Derek on Twitter at @DerekAlton.

    • 37 min
    Living with Legacy, Part 6: Dr Adam Baker

    Living with Legacy, Part 6: Dr Adam Baker

    Our final Living with Legacy guest is no other than a rocket engineer! Our host Fiona Jamieson speaks to Dr Adam Baker, an entrepreneur who designs more affordable space launch services and is committed to sustainability in space.

    We speak to him about the shelf life of space technology, managing the economics versus sustainability of repairing satellites and why it’s so hard to hack a satellite. If you want to understand more about the future of sustainability in space, this is the podcast for you!

    • 29 min
    Living with Legacy, Part 5: Emily Mills, UKSA

    Living with Legacy, Part 5: Emily Mills, UKSA

    Our Living with Legacy series hurtles into space this week as our host Phil Buckley speaks to The UK Space Agency’s Emily Mills.

    When it comes to space, what goes up doesn’t come down. So, our near space is starting to fill up fast with space debris that sadly poses an active threat to our live satellites that we rely on down here on earth.  

    Emily tells us about the UKSA’s very exciting programme to manage space debris in orbit, and how it could also help us service active satellites in space to prolong their life.

    When it comes to legacy tech, the space sector seems ahead of its curve in managing it, and what we discuss reveals the exciting future of sustainable use of space.

    • 19 min
    Improving Mental Health Services with Dr Fredrik Johansson

    Improving Mental Health Services with Dr Fredrik Johansson

    Does the road to truly outstanding personalised care lie in standardisation?

    On this week’s episode, we’re talking about NHS mental health services. There’s been a huge push to improve access to these services in recent years, but how can we make sure they’re best designed for both patient experience and the quality of care they provide?

    We meet Dr Fredrik Johansson, Consultant Psychiatrist and Clinical Lead for Quality Improvement at Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust. He provides leadership to the Islington Crisis Team – one of the first in the UK – to develop community services to support people in mental health crisis.

    We talk about approaches to reduce admissions and readmissions in mental health services, and what has and hasn’t worked in his experience as a Quality Improvement lead…

    If you’d like to hear more from Dr Fredrik, go and follow him on Twitter @doctorfreddie

    • 49 min
    Living with Legacy, Part 4: Archana Beeram

    Living with Legacy, Part 4: Archana Beeram

    Where would you find the most legacy tech – in the US or UK healthcare systems?

    There aren’t that many people with direct experience working in healthcare settings on both sides of the pond who also have an interest in legacy tech - but we’ve found one and she’s our latest Living with Legacy guest, Archana Beeram!

    Archana works with us at The PSC helping NHS Trusts solve complex operational challenges such as tracking implantable medical devices, but she also spent time at the start of her career working at different hospitals in New Jersey.

    Archana discusses the nuances of the two systems and how even though they are very different beasts, the challenges they face in standardising tech isn’t all that different…

    • 25 min

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