Understanding the reasons behind change
Sandra Dinneen on embracing and shaping change at the local level.
There is no room for heroes in today's health and care landscape
Ewan King explains why systems leadership is more important than ever in the age of integrated care systems.
There are huge opportunities for districts to grasp
Collaborating and transforming is in districts' DNA, writes Louise Round.
Funding fail for information sharing crack team
A ‘crack team’ launched to improve information sharing across the public sector has announced it is scaling back its work after failing to secure funding.
What price dignity?
iESE’s Andrew Larner looks at the impact of its Care Funding Calculator and asks what a fair price for a bespoke care package is today?
Districts are the democratic gatekeepers to transformation
John Fuller on a new transformation toolkit launched by the District Councils' Network.
County considers closer collaboration with NHS
Lancashire CC is considering closer collaboration with the NHS to avoid duplicating service provision and to cut costs.
Building the entrepreneurial council
Having a disruptive mindset and becoming more entrepreneurial in local government is becoming an essential skill.
Future Forum: Thomson optimistic about health and care integration
Health and social care integration can be achieved within two years, the managing director of Norfolk CC has told The MJ’s Future Forum.
Future Forum: LGA to push for place-based EU funding replacement
The Local Government Association (LGA) will push for a place-based replacement for EU funding after Brexit, Smith Square’s chief executive has said.
Future Forum: STPs not one-size-fits-all
A top NHS chief has questioned the direction of travel, accountability and boundaries of sustainability and transformation partnerships (STPs).
Are STPs delivering the change agenda?
Senior local government and health executives met together recently at a round table organised by The MJ and Civica to discuss the lessons for their sectors from the sustainability and transformation partnerships. Jamie Hailstone reports on the conclusions
Workforce pay parity could undermine integration - Green
The integration of NHS and care services could be undermined by a lack of progress on workforce pay parity, the chief executive of Care England warned today.
ADASS: Green paper to 'jump-start' care finance debate
This summer's social care green paper will 'jump-start' the debate on making the sector financially sustainable, minister Caroline Dinenage has pledged.
Funding reform – or bust?
Councils are leading the way in modernising public services as a response to the ongoing challenges of austerity, but local government is fast reaching breaking point. Martin Reeves calls for urgent steps to be taken by central government to make the most of this opportunity.
Should public services be run like Amazon?
A new study says public services, especially local government, should be radically overhauled saving £46bn in back office costs by exploiting technology now widely used by the global online multinationals. Michael Burton reports.
Can the digital disrupters change the public sector?
Michael Burton is sceptical about a recent report proposing the 'biggest shake-up since the Beveridge report'.
Call for new 'Lego' public sector model
A ‘Lego government’ model of an internet-based public sector based around standardised blocks of online services could release an extra £46bn for the frontline, claims a report launched at the Institute for Government.
Devolution warning for boroughs
London boroughs have been warned they have a ‘relatively brief window of opportunity’ to influence health and social care devolution to the capital.
IFS implores action over growing social care funding chasm
The Government will need to scrap its funding reforms, significantly boost top-ups or centralise care if it is to plug the social care funding gap, the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) has warned today.