Burnham plans 'as bold as NHS creation'
Greater Manchester’s mayor has heralded a series of health reforms that he claims will be ‘equally as bold as the creation of the NHS’.
Let’s hear it for ‘good help’
Christina Cornwell argues that budget allocations, delivery targets and outcome measures seldom reflect what is important to people. Prioritising system goals and productivity is what is needed
Cllr Adrian Fluker sets out how Maldon DC embarked on council-wide transformation by adopting the Future Model – a complete reimagining, comprehensive restructure and fresh approach to a local authority’s operations
How design is being used to transform services
Sarah Weir explains how design is being used to transform services and improve outcomes in public health and offers a range of examples from councils across the country.
Data – the one prescription we all need
Over the summer I have been visiting councils involved in transformations across the UK, and it is clear to see that a common aspiration is arising amongst us; a need to understand what drives demand for public services. We want to give the best to our local residents by not only creating the ingredients for thriving communities, but also reducing demand and costs for public services.
Partnerships in Places
Alex Bailey outlines his ‘Golden rules’ to avoiding the bruises of place-based partnerships.
Balancing demand is both a science and an art
Management of demand rejects the idea of cuts to achieve short-term aims, says Donna Hall.
Largest ever transformation could save millions
Oxfordshire CC’s largest ever transformation initiative could save up to £58m a year, officers have estimated.
Council withdraws from partnership to concentrate on transformation
Surrey CC’s human resources (HR) and organisational development (OD) departments have withdrawn for at least a year from a three-council partnership as the authority concentrates on transformation.
Eeh by gum! Stop with the jargon!
West Yorkshire folk are known for their plain-talking style.
ACOs’ need local flavour
Accountable Care Organisations could help deliver health and social care integration, but if they are to be successful, local government cannot be excluded from the conversation, argues Nathan East.
We need to be using the 'C' word - conversation
We need to be talking with, not to, our communities about what would work in their places, writes Louise Round.
Key to successful transformation lies in finance teams - report
Finance teams are key to driving transformation in local government, according to a new report.
Rutland shakes-up management team
Rutland CC has shaken-up its senior management team, with three directors taking on new roles.
Better Care Fund stand-off continues
The stand-off between the Local Government Association (LGA) and Better Care Fund (BCF) officials will continue after Smith Square refused to endorse the latest guidance.
Councils should hire a 'public entrepreneur' - report
All councils should appoint a ‘public entrepreneur’ to lead innovation and transformation, a report today has urged.
Simon Stevens outlines 'opportunity to review' Better Care Fund
The social care green paper and NHS’ 10-year plan provides an ‘opportunity to review’ the Better Care Fund (BCF), NHS England chief executive Simon Stevens has suggested.
Delays hit Capita contract
Capita’s provision of human resources (HR) and payroll service to five councils is ‘still not meeting required performance standards’ while delays have hit information technology (IT) transformation, a report has revealed.
Our economies are constrained by centuries old boundaries
Ian Miller calls for a bottom up approach to LEP boundaries in the future.
Leadership in public sector reform
Gemma Matin talks to leading figures about the perceived leadership qualities needed to reform public services.