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GUEST BLOG: GETTING BETTER ALL THE TIME

The Better Care Fund is a pooled fund that will be issued to CCGs and Local Councils. It is money which must be spent on implementing integrated health and social care and the tagline is that it will provide an opportunity to transform local services whilst providing people with better integrated care and support. I […]

ME AND MY SHADOW

The beauty of local government is that it does so much. The problem of working in (or, in my case, with) local government, is that we can never hope to experience it all. From social services and street cleansing, to libraries and registrars, each role is diverse and unique and requires a different set of […]

WRONG SIDE OF THE TRACKS?

Last week, I was delighted to find out I had been voted as this year’s Guardian Local Government Future Leader. For those who have, up to now, managed to avoid my tweets and blogs on the subject, the selection process involved a nomination (from my boss), a short listing process (by the Guardian’s editorial panel) […]

ALL THIS AGGRAVATION AINT SATISFACTIONING ME

Working closely with local government as I do, I had to come to terms a long time ago with the acute (and sometimes frustrating) impact that public opinion can have on policy making. The big areas of responsibility for local authorities are those which can spark the most emotional and personal community responses – schools, […]

SURPRISE, SURPRISE

Did you see the ‘Dispatches’ programme on Channel 4 last night? It was a quite astonishingly lazy, largely regurgitated, one-sided romp through the results of yet more Freedom of Information requests on Council spending. The title ‘How Councils waste your (or was it ‘our’) money’ should give you a clue that this wasn’t some critical […]

IT’S ONLY WORDS, AND WORDS ARE ALL I HAVE

There are very few days of my working life when I don’t find myself in the middle of a conversation far too similar to this Thick Of It sketch about the ‘quiet bat people’. This very week, a Head of Service asked that I changed some innocent wording in a report because he felt some […]

GUEST BLOG: VALUE OF CURIOSITY IN LEADERSHIP

What…how can we run an event on this topic? Was my first reaction when I found out that we were to organise an event on ‘The Value of Curiosity in Leadership’. BDO Healthcare Advisory and The Centre for Health Enterprise are running a series of seminars this year to provide a platform for continuing debate […]

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