Dr Andrew Larner

Dr Andrew Larner

  • Responding to the threat of ransomware

    20 November 2020

    Following recent local government ransomware attacks – and a warning from the cabinet office – Dr Andrew Larner considers what councils can do to boost cyber security.


  • Terminating transmission: emerging best practice in COVID adaptation

    30 September 2020

    As a sector we need to lead the adoption of best practice on managing the risks from coronavirus for the benefit of our communities, says Dr Andrew Larner - 'and we are trusted to solve some of the privacy issues'.


  • Has the pandemic depreciated climate change?

    10 August 2020

    As we head for the second wave of the pandemic, Dr Andrew Larner says we must not take our eye of the ball on climate change


  • A time for vigilance as ransomware threat still looms

    14 July 2020

    Among the many recently identified threat vectors that should concern local government is a malware threat group known as APT12, which has been attributed to China, warns chief executive of the iESE Dr Andrew Larner.


  • Covid-19: Recovery or Adaptation?

    17 June 2020

    In response to the challenges posed by COVID-19, adaptation rather than returning to the ‘old normal’ is the way ahead, says chief executive of the Improvement & Efficiency Social Enterprise (iESE) Dr Andrew Larner.


  • Creating the rainbow together

    21 April 2020

    Councils' response to COVID-19 has been phenomenal, says Dr Andrew Larner - and he hopes that Government will respond to the sector as capably as the sector has risen to the challenge of the pandemic.


  • Defending our communities in the digital age

    21 January 2020

    It is now possible to put cyber defence on the front foot; you don’t need to have seen the type of attack before to trap it and kill it, says Dr Andrew Larner.


  • A fair care package at a fair price with fair wages

    05 June 2019

    Dr Andrew Larner says it is more important than ever to understand whether a fair price is being paid for a package of care that is fair to the service user


  • Improvement and innovation at your fingertips

    05 June 2019

    Dr Andrew Larner says iESE has developed an improvement and innovation model to support exchange of the latest local government practice that is inclusive and easy to use.


  • Big data, big opportunity

    05 June 2019

    Dr Andrew Larner says it would be impossible for councils to ignore the increasing wave of big data - and embracing the change seems to be at the forefront of local authority evolution.


  • From customer experience to thriving community

    05 June 2019

    A design approach is still important to maintain, but the design rules for a community-centric approach can be fundamentally different to those of a customer-centric approach, says Dr Andrew Larner of iESE.


  • Only transformation will make care sustainable

    29 March 2017

    Dr Andrew Larner argues that, along with some dedicated funding, transformation could provide part of a solution that delivers sustainable change in adult social care.


  • Understanding local improvement

    31 October 2016

    Dr Andrew Larner explains why recent BBC documentary ‘Who’s Spending Britain’s Billions?’ shows greater understanding is needed about council transformation


  • Councils look fit to face Autumn Statement

    19 October 2016

    Dr Andrew Larner examines the common themes behind local government's requests for the Autumn Statement


  • How do we share the best of our innovation?

    13 April 2015

    Andrew Larner explains why pooling knowledge is going to be key to public reform


  • A calculated risk?

    06 January 2015

    The current dispute over care worker pay has seen care minister Norman Lamb call for an investigation. Dr Andrew Larner explains that care calculators could provide the start of a solution


  • Exchange and smart

    22 January 2014

    Dr Andrew Larner sets out the way iESE’s Innovation Club is ensuring proactive authorities can share solutions as next-generation sector-led improvement hubs


  • Ushering in the next generation

    22 May 2013

    Dr Andrew Larner looks at some future developments of radical ways of working within local government.