A culture shock for Aylesbury Vale
As part of its transformation programme, Aylesbury Vale DC asked all its staff to reapply for newly designed job roles in the pursuit of a single vision. Andrew Grant explains why.
A framework for change
As organisations start to change their shape and operating models to respond to future corporate ambitions, it’s really important to get a framework in place which identifies what you are looking for in your future leaders.
Health and care 'pretending' they are fully integrated system
A senior health figure has warned that fundamental barriers to integration remain amid warnings the NHS is gearing up for its most severe winter yet.
Don't let the Government divide and rule health and care
NHS Providers' Saffron Cordery calls for unity between health and social care as the Government seeks to drive a wedge between the two sectors.
Commissioning for the future
Celebrating Barnet LBC’s recent successes through partnership working its chief executive, John Hooton, explains why councils must always keep their focus on high-quality service delivery.
Place-based planning for the future
Henry Kippin gives his thoughts on how local organisations can produce a place-based plan and how local authorities are tackling this challenge.
Connecting the dots in Notts
David Pearson discusses how a Nottingham-based partnership has shown the way health bodies and local government need to work together in order to maximise services and minimise costs.
East Ayrshire’s big journey
Fiona Lees charts the progress of East Ayrshire Council’s award-winning transformation strategy, which has not only maintained vital services, but forged new relationships with the community.
Building a new vision for 21st century libraries
Chris Cotton explains the need to radically transform the way library services are delivered.
Griffin replaces retiring Rickards
Sedgemoor DC has approved a new interim chief executive.
Kingston leads a new chapter for libraries
Joanne Moulton shares her experience of transforming libraries and preparing the service for a smarter future.
Creating community solutions
Barking & Dagenham LBC’s measures to develop physical and social infrastructure is not just the bottom line in terms of GDP but aim for a society where people can live more sustainable, independent lives. Chris Naylor explains.
A grand plan for the future of care
With social care firmly on the political agenda, Patrick O’Brien looks at the latest Localis report on joining up health and social care.
A bleak snapshot of social care
Sam Clayden analyses the findings of this year’s ADASS budget survey, which uncovers troubling trends for a sector already stretched to its limits.
Brokering constructive conversations
Co-production and engaging with residents can help implement new models of care, at a time when the issues are at their most ‘wicked’, writes Ewan King.
Salford’s successful healthcare transition
Salford’s Integrated Care Organisation, now a year old, is blazing a trail for future health and care systems, not just for the council, its local partners and Greater Manchester, but for the country as a whole. Sam Clayden reports.
Community capacity and the role of the state
Most council transformation plans feature a section on ‘community capacity building,’ but what does that mean and how should it be done? Graham Duxbury explains
Dawn Baxendale: Chiefs have lost their public service raison d’être
Dawn Baxendale speaks to Sam Clayden about how Southampton City Council – and local government as a whole – will be grappling with an increasingly uncertain future
Let local government be the lead commissioner of health and care
Professor Graeme Betts argues for local government to become the lead commissioner across the health and care system
Croydon's bold and budget-friendly alliance
Health and care integration is a cherished goal among politicians, civil servants and the NHS. Manju Shahul-Hameed explains why a cutting-edge partnership in Croydon now needs government backing to fulfil its potential