Ewan King

Ewan is director of business development and delivery at the Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE).

Ewan is director of business development and delivery at the Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE). He joined SCIE in September 2014 and is responsible for ensuring the delivery of SCIE’s contracted work, attracting new commissions, and supporting co-production with people who use services and carers. Ewan has been Director of Business Development and Communications at the OPM Group, an employee-owned research organisation and consultancy. A social researcher and policy analyst by background, Ewan was previously Director of the research team at OPM and led several large scale national evaluations, policy development projects and research studies for organisations including NHS England, Communities and Local Government, Department for Education, Department of Health, CQC and numerous national charities. Before joining OPM, Ewan worked as a researcher for the Rt Hon Tessa Jowell MP. Ewan is a Trustee of the Charity Penrose, which seeks to re-integrate ex-offenders and people with mental health conditions into society, and was educated at the London School of Economics and Warwick University.

Can Primary Care Provide a Gateway to Social Care and Community Support Services?

The primary role of GPs has always been, and will continue to be, to treat common medical conditions and to refer patients to hospitals and other services for urgent and specialist treatment. Whilst there have always been GPs who are interested in signposting patients to community-based social care and support services, they have tended to be in the minority.
27/07/2016 10:10 BST

It Is Time to Give Looked-After Children a Voice

For the last 15 years we have heard a consistent message from successive governments: no child should be left behind. Whether the slogan has been 'every child matters' or 'narrowing the gap', the intention has been the same: to improve outcomes for the most disadvantaged children. Despite there being some improvements for children, one group stands out as being almost impervious to these efforts: looked-after children.
29/06/2016 12:05 BST

Where There's a Will There's a Way: We Need a Coalition of People Committed to Delivering Integrated Care

Delivering integrated care is proving to be a much harder task than perhaps most envisaged. To make matters more challenging, tough financial conditions can also can have a polarising effect, pushing partners apart rather than together. That is why we need to recommit to a collective approach to leadership, with leaders willing to share power and to solve problems together rather than always working in isolation.
11/05/2016 10:33 BST

Improving Outcomes for Young People - We're Spending Too Much on Symptoms Rather Than Causes

It's a very challenging problem we face: how do we significantly reduce our spending on crisis care and acute treatment and start investing in tackling the problems that emerge early in children's lives. It will take brave decisions by leaders and commissioners to move in this direction. But we have to start doing it so that children and young people start experiencing the quality outcomes that we as a society should be able to provide for them.
08/04/2016 11:28 BST