Private Sector

  • New Year wishes

    By Dr Andrew Larner | January 13, 2021

    With a difficult year ahead of us iESE is renewing its commitment to public service transformation – and wants volunteers to help, says Dr Andrew Larner.

  • Wigan insources leisure services

    By Martin Ford | January 13, 2021

    The council is to bring its leisure centres in-house in a bid to safeguard jobs following the impact of COVID-19 restrictions.

  • Hackney insources cleaning services

    By Martin Ford | January 7, 2021

    More than 100 cleaning staff have been brought in-house by Hackney LBC as part of a wider drive to bring services under direct control.

  • Four Seasons to be sold

    By Martin Ford | January 4, 2021

    An auction of care home operator Four Seasons Health Care is being prepared, according to reports.

  • It's been a year like no other

    By George Agyemang | December 16, 2020

    During the second lockdown, authorities were better equipped to deal with the challenging circumstances, says senior consultant in the Penna interim team George Agyemang. As a result, we have seen much more movement in the market this time around.

  • Lessons learned in 2020, make for a better 2021

    By Dr Andrew Larner | December 9, 2020

    Sharing best practice across the public sector is even more important now than it was before the pandemic, says Dr Andrew Larner.

  • Speeding up the NHS AI journey

    By Steve Brain | December 2, 2020

    Here, Steve Brain, executive director, health & care, Civica presents three tips to start achieving value through AI.

  • The dash from cash

    By Liz O'Driscoll | November 26, 2020

    Head of innovation at Civica Liz O’Driscoll explores how public services can better prepare for the acceleration of the cashless agenda.

 
 

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