“The Pursuit of Happiness: A New Ambition for our Mental Health”
Tuesday 8th July 2014
The Royal Society
- Rt Hon Paul Burstow MP (Commission Chair)
- Angela Greatley, Chair, Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust
- Dr Mike Shooter, President, BACP
- Professor Stephen Bevan, Director of the Centre for Workplace Effectiveness
- Dr Ian Walton, Sandwell GP and IAPT Lead
- Chair: Duncan Greenland, CentreForum
Coverage from the launch of the Mental Health Commission can be found on CentreForum's youtube channel or by clicking on the individual videos below.
5. Prof Stephen Bevan
Using the UK’s maritime patrol requirements as a case study, this interim report sets out the criteria that government should use to run a competitive defence procurement process without compromising the UK’s security.
The report expresses concern over suggestions that government could purchase American P-8 jets for maritime patrol at a projected cost of more than £160 million each – a figure it says cannot be tested on value for money grounds in the absence of competition.
It recommends that an open competition be held in line with Ministry of Defence (MoD) policy, with a robust assessment of through life affordability, concurrency requirements and UK job implications.
Additionally, the report calls for detailed consideration of whether the UK can integrate the civilian and military maritime patrol requirements which are currently split across several departments, agencies and the devolved assemblies. It explores the type of service model that could provide the best value for money if such integration took place.
The final report of this ongoing research project is expected in autumn 2014.
Download the report
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