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Competency Frameworks - Why they are even more vital now

Created on: Wednesday Dec 1 2010

In a previous article Jo Potter and Nick Cotter  wrote about the use of competency frameworks and their role particularly in driving up performance and enabling recruitment and retention - http://www...

Shaping the emergent commissioning landscape - early learning from Equity and Excellence: Liberating the NHS

Created on: Tuesday Jul 27 2010

The Oakleigh Health Team was delighted to lead the recent e-conference exploring, debating and challenging a range of understanding and opinion from the government?s recent white paper: Equity and Exc...

Challenges in Adult Health and Social Care

Created on: Friday Jul 9 2010

Adult Health and Social Care faces huge changes as local authorities and health services struggle to meet the challenges of ?Putting People First? and the Government?s Personalisation and Transformati...

Oakleigh Director of Health delivers Health Services Management training in Serbia

Created on: Wednesday Mar 24 2010

Oakleigh?s Director of Health, David Lees, has been invited to deliver a series of workshops in the Republic of Serbia to develop health service management capabilities within the senior nurse workfor...

Oakleigh partners with Inbuilt to evaluate the Revolving Green Fund for HEFCE

Created on: Friday Jan 15 2010

The Revolving Green Fund is a partnership fund between HEFCE and Salix Finance Ltd that aims to help higher education institutions in England reduce greenhouse emissions. £30 million is available from...

Oakleigh manages successful development and release of Scimorph for UK schools

Created on: Friday Jan 15 2010

Oakleigh Consulting was responsible for the Project management of the "Scimorph" application development. Along with partners Manchester Metropolitan University, who delivered Pedagogical guidance, an...

Lean Outcomes Framework to meet growing Public Sector demand

Created on: Tuesday Jan 12 2010

Following the recent launch of the Lean Outcomes Framework, interest and enquiry is increasing significantly across the spectrum of Public Sector organisations. Lean Outcomes Framework (LOF) is an int...

Higher Education - maximising your return in investment in major ICT systems

Created on: Tuesday Jan 5 2010

One of Oakleigh?s major areas of expertise is in maximising the return on investment our clients secure from major ICT systems. These include private sector firms, utilities, government departments, u...

Oakleigh partners Vissap in the delivery of the Lean Outcomes Framework with West Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trust

Created on: Thursday Dec 17 2009

Vissap and Oakleigh have secured work to support West Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trust in meeting the Quality, Innovation, Productivity and Prevention ( QIPP ) agenda, using the new Lean Outcom...

Oakleigh commissioned by NHS Plymouth

Created on: Monday Oct 12 2009

Oakleigh consultants have completed a Business Case for the replacement of the Patient Administration System at NHS Plymouth.  NHS Plymouth is one of a very small number of combined mental health and ...

BCS Health Scotland "Empowering Patients to gain more from eHealth"

Created on: Friday Oct 9 2009

Oakleigh attended a two day conference in Edinburgh on the clinical and patient portal. The Scottish Government Health Programme aims to improve patient care through advances in technology, resulting ...

Down your way.....

Created on: Monday Aug 10 2009

As the recession hits high streets across the country, the impact on local authorities? revenue can only get worse. Councils need to take stock of the situation and keep calm under fire, argue David W...

Major report on Human Resource Management in Higher Education by Oakleigh just published

Created on: Wednesday Jun 17 2009

A major report by Oakleigh for the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) has just been published. The report found that there have been widespread improvements in human resources (HR) m...

Oakleigh subsidiary appointed to Health Sector Framework Agreement

Created on: Tuesday Jun 16 2009

Dbi Consulting (a major subsidiary of the Oakleigh group of companies) has been appointed by the Department of Health and NHS Purchasing and Supply Agency (NHS PASA) as one of the suppliers on the Co...

Getting the Most out of a Competency Framework - an article by Jo Potter

Created on: Wednesday Apr 29 2009

Jo Potter, Management Consultant, and Nick Cotter, Head of Organisational Development, Oakleigh Consulting Ltd. In this article, we examine the use of competency frameworks and their role in driving u...

Oakleigh appointed by CABE to support a project to define and document urban design competencies

Created on: Wednesday Apr 22 2009

Oakleigh Consulting has been appointed the Commission for the Built Environment (CABE) to support their project to define and document urban design competencies featuring the skills required to perfor...

Oakleigh subsidiary appointed to major Defence Framework

Created on: Wednesday Apr 15 2009

From 1 April 2009 Dbi Consulting (a subsidiary of Oakleigh) has become a supplier on the Defence Equipment & Support (DE&S) Framework Agreement for Technical Support (FATS/3 as it is more commonly kno...

New study on timetabling for universities published

Created on: Friday Mar 20 2009

Oakleigh?s study into timetabling and resource scheduling for JISC has now been published through the JISC website. The study involved consultation with 59 institutions from across the UK HE and FE se...

Oakleigh selected to produce guidance on senior appointments in Higher Education

Created on: Tuesday Jan 27 2009

Universities UK, Committee of University Chairs and GuildHE have appointed Oakleigh to update present management guidance on the appointment of senior managers in HE.  The project is to take place bet...

ESRC consult on advice provided by Oakleigh on the future role of postgraduate training

Created on: Thursday Jan 22 2009

Following a report by Oakleigh and Postgraduate Directions to the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) on ?The Future Role of ESRC in Postgraduate Training: Developing the Evidence Base?, the C...

Report on identity management in lifelong learning published

Created on: Friday Jan 16 2009

This new report, just completed for JISC by Oakleigh, can be downloaded from here . Interested parties are encouraged to comment on the blog posting here . The purpose of the study was to describe c...

DFID framework provides ready access for all public sector clients to engage with Oakleigh

Created on: Wednesday Oct 8 2008

Oakleigh has recently been appointed to the UK Department for International Development (DFID) Information Systems Department (ISD) Framework for the supply of services including: Project management. ...

Oakleigh report on Higher Education Academy published by HEFCE

Created on: Friday Feb 8 2008

Oakleigh's report on the High Education Academy has now been published by HEFCE and is available to download from the latter's site at: http://www.hefce.ac.uk/pubs/rdreports/2008/rd02_08/   The review...

Delivered on time and to budget: Oakleigh completes Microsoft new products assessment for Becta - results published at BETT08

Created on: Tuesday Jan 15 2008

Oakleigh completes Microsoft new products assessment for Becta ? results published at BETT08 The British Educational Communications and Technology Agency (Becta) is the UK Government's key partner in ...

Computer Users Information Service (CUIS) uses Oakleigh White Papers

Created on: Thursday Jan 10 2008

The Computer Users Information Service (CUIS), an organisation Oakleigh Consulting is a keen supporter of, will be publishing some of Oakleigh's White Papers on its own whitepapers site ( http://www.c...

British Library selects Oakleigh to develop and support Web Curator Tool

Created on: Monday Dec 17 2007

The British Library has selected Oakleigh Consulting to develop and support its Web Curator Tool (WCT). The tool's function is to allow curators to manage and schedule their work when building and mai...

Oakleigh commissioned to evaluate Beacons for Public Engagement programme

Created on: Friday Nov 9 2007

Oakleigh has been commissioned to carry out the evaluation of the exciting new Beacons for Public Engagement programme. The aim of the initiative is to encourage and promote public engagement across t...

Becta commissions Oakleigh to support strategy development for FE and Skills

Created on: Thursday Oct 25 2007

Becta has commissioned Oakleigh to carry out a review of the needs of FE and skills; and to work with Becta and its key partners to propose a vision, strategy and implementation plan for technology pr...

Technology Division working with British Library on Newspaper Strategy.

Created on: Thursday Oct 25 2007

Oakleigh Consulting's Technology Division will be working with the British Library to help them develop a high level project plan for their Newspaper Strategy. Technology consultants will be working o...

University of the West Indies study tour hosted by Oakleigh

Created on: Wednesday Sep 5 2007

In August 2007 Oakleigh hosted a study tour for the University of the West Indies. UWI visited the Universities of Oxford, Cambridge and Edinburgh to discuss the development of university-provided con...

Informing Health Care commission Oakleigh

Created on: Monday Sep 3 2007

Oakleigh has been successful in placing a senior consultant into the IHC to scope Phase II of the Configuration Management Framework for the Cancer Network Information System Cymru (CaNISC). This cent...

Oakleigh Adds Organisational Transformation Division

Created on: Monday Sep 3 2007

Oakleigh Consulting has acquired Trans4mation to create the new Organisational Development Division. This specialist division designs and delivers innovative development solutions that challenge peopl...

Oakleigh to provide support to University of Cambridge Unified Administrative Services

Created on: Monday Sep 3 2007

Oakleigh has been commissioned by the University of Cambridge to provide support in developing optimum business processes in two key support service areas - Human Resources and Finance - for the Unive...

Oakleigh to provide Postcomm with independent assessment

Created on: Tuesday Aug 28 2007

Oakleigh have won an assignment with Postcomm (the regulator of Royal Mail) to provide an independent assessment of the methodology used by Royal Mail to estimate the numbers of postal items lost, sto...

Oakleigh supports University of Cambridge RSD

Created on: Tuesday Aug 21 2007

The Research Services Division of University of Cambridge has commissioned Oakleigh to provide support to its internal change programme and review of current business processes.  Oakleigh is working a...

Oakleigh to evaluate Key Skills Support Programme

Created on: Tuesday Aug 21 2007

The Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills (DIUS) has commissioned Oakleigh to carry out an evaluation of the Key Skills Support Programme (KSSP). The evaluation will assess the impact and...

ESRC Commission Oakleigh

Created on: Wednesday Aug 15 2007

The Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) has commissioned Oakleigh Consulting to undertake a study exploring how future options for the distribution of ESRC postgraduate funding might influence...

Oakleigh Acquires Trans4mation Consulting

Created on: Tuesday Jul 17 2007

Oakleigh has acquired Trans4mation Consulting which is now a wholly owned subsidiary of the Oakleigh Consulting Group. Jim Young, Oakleigh's Managing Director stated: "Trans4mation offers organisation...

The Varney Review - an analysis

Created on: Saturday Jul 7 2007

"SERVICE TRANSFORMATION: A BETTER SERVICE FOR CITIZENS AND BUSINESSES, A BETTER DEAL FOR TAXPAYERS" 1. Overview The Chancellor of the Exchequer asked Sir David Varney to advise him on the opportunitie...

Oakleigh acquires PSM Consulting

Created on: Thursday Jul 5 2007

Oakleigh has acquired PSM Consulting which is now a wholly owned subsidiary of the Oakleigh Consulting Group. Jim Young, Oakleigh's Managing Director stated: "PSM have an excellent track record work...

A different spin on consultancy

Created on: Thursday Jul 5 2007

With apologies to any non-cricket fans By Phil Hawkey and Bryan Loughrey You may have seen many 'Where in the World' type magazine competitions. The prize in this one is our complete admiration if you...

Oakleigh launches new website

Created on: Tuesday Jun 19 2007

Oakeligh has now launched its new website; it provides a wide range of information on the firm's services , extensive case studies and access to our archive of white papers on topical issues faci...


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