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Institute of Public Care

Driving improvement and innovation in care. Part of Oxford Brookes University, we provide applied research and evaluation, consultancy, and training to help NHS trusts, government bodies, councils, charities and commercial organisations make a positive impact on people’s health and wellbeing.

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New podcast on innovation and social care

New podcast on innovation and social care


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Two full time positions are available

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Review of children's social care


We welcome the scope and ambitions of the independent review

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New dates for commissioning courses in the spring


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Our Services

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Applied Research and Evaluation

We help our clients identify strengths and areas for development by undertaking reviews and evaluations as well as longer term applied research projects to improve the evidence-base from which public care services are delivered.

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We help our clients solve problems, improve practice and innovate. We can help you to review, design, develop and implement policy, strategies, structures, services, pathways and operational guidance.

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Training and Development

We help our clients improve the skills and knowledge of their staff or other stakeholders. Through coaching, training and development, your services can have more consistent impact.

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Academic Partnerships

Our Academic Partners have dedicated, longer term support from experienced people with specialist knowledge in your field.

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