This photo shows an exhibit at the British Museum mimicking the thousands of pills taken by an average woman during her life.
It's an illustration of the way that long-term perspectives are not always easily seen - an issue that very much applies to public services.
Breaking the cycle
(Ethos Journal, May 2012)
Investing to reduce re-offending has been shown to work. Yet in austere times, prevention comes a poor second to spend on immediate problems. But there is a way to succeed - if the political will is there.
Doing the right thing
(Public Service magazine, Jan 2012)
NHS productivity: devil in the detail
(Public Finance online, May 2012)
Claims of great over-performance - and of great under-performance - are exaggerated - link here