The new era of service delivery
Transformation is not a buzzword, nor is it a passing fad, writes Gary Bell.
The new kids on the block
Now the six regional metro mayors have been elected they must deliver devolution. Sam Clayden reports.
Burnham’s integration vow over GM health and care
Andy Burnham has vowed to drive ‘further and deeper’ integration in Greater Manchester as he pushes health and social care towards a single system.
Metro mayors: from election to implementation
Tina Hallett sets out the approaches the new mayors should consider if they are to succeed in their missions.
Not playing the weighting game
Lambeth LBC is one of the only parts of the country to have brought about a reduction in childhood obesity in the past seven years. Jim Dickson explains how the borough's whole systems approach to obesity is showing results.
Labour would introduce national care service
The Labour Party would move towards a national care service and halt sustainability and transformation partnerships if it won the election, according to its leaked manifesto.
How Hertfordshire CC is embracing the safeguarding challenge
The Hertfordshire family safeguarding model is now being piloted outside of the county council’s borders. Jenny Coles explains its progress over the past two years.
Five lessons from transforming mental health in Lambeth
The Collective's integrated mental health commissioning model is making huge strides in Lambeth. Dr Adrian McLachlan, Denis O’Rourke, Aisling Duffy and Dr Soumitra Burman-Roy offer five tips for others seeking to drive transformational change.
Labour to halt 'chaotic' STPs
Labour would ‘immediately halt the Tories’ chaotic’ sustainability and transformation plan (STP) programme if elected, the party has pledged.
Local government must be more than the sum of its parts
Cllr Michelle Lowe calls on districts and unitaries to break free from their silo mentalities in order to tackle ill health and improve wellbeing.
Sutton’s plan for the people
Cllr Ruth Dombey discusses a groundbreaking collaboration in Sutton that is creating long-term benefits for the area.
Time to show your support
Public sector reform has not fully considered the impact on democratic accountability, argues Ben Cahill, but it is in the best interests of senior officers to ensure elected members are well supported.
Future Forum 2017: Transformation pace and agility versus joint ventures
Mike Britch, managing director of the Norse Group, explains how his company worked with Peterborough City Council to provide flexible joint venture arrangements for the rapid delivery of transformation, cost savings and service.
Authorities ‘must take control of integrated care models’
Local authorities must take more responsibility for their poor performance in delivering integrated care models, MPs have warned.
A team with great support
Glasgow City Council won the Workforce Transformation prize at The MJ’s 2016 Achievement Awards for its revolutionary support services programme that has the potential to deliver huge savings.
The sector must be heard
Mark Rogers says campaigning in the run-up to June’s General Election and the ongoing Brexit process must not overshadow the countless agendas that genuinely affect people’s lives.
Call to arms: sector must speak with one voice
Local government has been urged to shine a spotlight on the important agendas likely to be crowded out by Brexit wrangling and the General Election.
EXCLUSIVE: Diversity gap plaguing sector leadership roles
Chief executives have been urged to embrace diversity after exclusive research revealed fears that women and minority groups were continuing to hit a glass ceiling.
The benefits of place-based care and support
A fast-changing provider landscape is emerging in health and social care. Ewan King outlines what a place-based system should include and some of the challenges ahead.
Health and care integration must start with Whitehall departments
Tracie Evans argues integrated health and social care outcomes may be difficult to reach unless policy and funding is integrated at the government end.