• Burnham plans 'as bold as NHS creation'

    10 October 2018

    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’

    26 September 2018

    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

  • Model behaviour

    26 September 2018

    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

    13 September 2018

    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

    11 September 2018

    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

    04 September 2018

    Alex Bailey outlines his ‘Golden rules’ to avoiding the bruises of place-based partnerships.

  • Balancing demand is both a science and an art

    04 September 2018

    Management of demand rejects the idea of cuts to achieve short-term aims, says Donna Hall.

  • Largest ever transformation could save millions

    30 August 2018

    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

    20 August 2018

    Surrey CC’s human resources (HR) and organisational development (OD) departments have withdrawn for at least a year from a three-council partnership as the authority concentrates on transformation.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!

    13 August 2018

    West Yorkshire folk are known for their plain-talking style.

  • ACOs’ need local flavour

    01 August 2018

    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

    01 August 2018

    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

    31 July 2018

    Finance teams are key to driving transformation in local government, according to a new report.

  • Rutland shakes-up management team

    31 July 2018

    Rutland CC has shaken-up its senior management team, with three directors taking on new roles.

  • Better Care Fund stand-off continues

    27 July 2018

    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

    25 July 2018

    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

    20 July 2018

    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

    06 July 2018

    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

    04 July 2018

    Ian Miller calls for a bottom up approach to LEP boundaries in the future.

  • Leadership in public sector reform

    27 June 2018

    Gemma Matin talks to leading figures about the perceived leadership qualities needed to reform public services.