John Atkinson

  • What can the vaccine roll-out learn from test and trace?

    25 January 2021

    John Atkinson and David Nabarro say the vaccination programme should combine the scale and capacity of national approaches with a need for precision – and that local government is the critical layer in getting this right.

  • Whole-place approach for a COVID-ready city

    14 September 2020

    Globally, it has been shown that local leadership is the critical convenor in effective responses to COVID-19, say David Nabarro and John Atkinson, adding that time is lost where national and local authorities are at odds with each other.

  • Back to square one

    26 February 2014

    John Atkinson argues that the next government would have to return to Total Place principles from the start of the next Parliament, if it wants to see pooled budget benefits by 2020

  • Devolution by default

    29 June 2011

    Community Based Budgets offer a fantastic opportunity for councils says John Atkinson.

  • Don’t forget what when thinking about how

    09 May 2011

    In the pursuit of new service delivery models, councils and their partners should not lose sight of what citizens want done, says John Atkinson.