AI and public services of the future
The challenge for Surrey is to work with partners to develop a regional economic ecosystem around AI, and harness the technology in a safe and trustworthy way, says Dawn Redpath.
‘Lack of progress’ in South Ayrshire transformation
South Ayrshire Council has been told it must quicken the pace of its transformation in a report by the Accounts Commission.
Transforming Belfast: the power of innovation-led prosperity
By aligning strategy and investment, Belfast is increasingly globally visible as an innovation economy, says Sam Markey. He outlines the city’s transformation journey.
A tactical shift that has boosted our services
Angela Bremner explains how leadership coaching has transformed Together for Children’s people services and led to the creation of a new performance management programme for the company.
Councils 'vital' to social prescribing success
Children’s charity Barnardo’s has said local authorities are ‘vital’ to the success of social prescribing as it called for a national strategy.
Learning the stark lessons from a crisis
Slough Council’s sacked chief executive Josie Wragg reflects on ways to predict organisational instability and the risks of a tragic outcome as pressures on local government’s top officers increase. Ann McGauran reports.
Guiding your workforce out of its comfort zone
Paul Martin and Ben Rowland look at how to create the right balance of conditions within councils for organisational change, with human connections crucial to success.
Time to bring in the experts
With public sector reform back on the agenda and Whitehall under critical scrutiny, Michael Burton says it is time to call in the experts from local government to expedite change.
ICB cuts make 'no sense' - union
Planned cuts to Integrated Care Board (ICB) staffing levels that are likely to land councils with an increased burden make ‘no sense,’ a trade union has warned.
The power of everyday feedback
Consultant at Tile Hill Maud Hollis outlines the many benefits of creating a feedback culture within your organisation.
Fears over ICB cuts impact
Planned cuts to staffing levels risk driving Integrated Care Boards (ICB) to look inwards over the coming months, a report has warned.
The IMPOWER Annual Impact Report
IMPOWER's first annual impact report highlighting the results achieved across different projects and markets since January 2022 will be launched at the LGA annual conference, says Sean Hanson
Districts need to be 'active partners' within ICS, says report
District councils need to be ‘active partners’ within Integrated Care Systems (ICS), a report by The King’s Fund charity said today.
Combined authorities are the default option for optimal devolution – but Amardeep Gill and Jonathan Werran ask if we should be talking about their potential role as prime movers in public service reform, economic transformation and infrastructure.
Embracing the AI opportunity
If we are to make a success of using AI, it’s essential that everyone – local government, academia, industry and residents – is at the heart of the process, says Pam Smith.
Stellar new story for Ashfield
Ambition and focus are helping Ashfield drive transformational change despite a sluggish national economy and a cost of living crisis, says Theresa Hodgkinson.
Communities know best
It is vital for local government leaders to put community participation at the heart of decision-making, say Stephen Young and Emily Douglin.
Future proofing: the move from analogue to digital can help transform councils
Ashish Gupta explores the major tech upgrade that will help unlock a new era for councils over the next 18 months.
Where is our vision for public services?
Our public services deserve to be prioritised in the national debate, says Emmet Regan, but right now there is no clear vision for the future emerging.
Gove approves Teesworks probe
Local government secretary Michael Gove has given the green light for a probe into Teesworks corruption claims.