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Greater Manchester NHS devolution deal to start in April

27/02/2015Greater Manchester NHS devolution deal to start in April

The deal to devolve the entire £6bn NHS budget of Greater Manchester to local control was signed today by the chancellor, George Osborne. This trailblazing move sees NHS England, 12 NH... more >
Changes to Better Care Fund nearly caused councils to quit the scheme

26/02/2015Changes to Better Care Fund nearly caused councils to quit the scheme

Councils nearly walked away from the Better Care Fund when it was redesigned last year with a bigger bias towards the NHS. The revelation has been made in a report from the Commons Public Ac... more >
Greater Manchester to get control of its entire £6bn NHS budget

25/02/2015Greater Manchester to get control of its entire £6bn NHS budget

Councils in Greater Manchester are to take control of the region’s entire £6bn health and social care budget, as NHS powers are passed down from government under the latest wave of de... more >

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Government Property 2015

04/02/2015

The recent publication of the latest Government Estates Strategy has been greeted by much industry and practitioner interest, as have all previous Estates Strategy papers. What does this particular strategy paper mean for those 'at the coal face' of property management and for those with wider responsibilities in line with the One Public Sector Estate programme as it applies to central government and the wider public sector?

Moving towards integrated commissioning: How can we prepare for the future?

04/02/2015

When it comes to commissioning health and social care services the historic divide between the two systems acts as a barrier to commissioning integrated care that is co-ordinated around the needs of patients. But how can we move towards a position whereby the commissioning of health and social care is integrated and budgets are treated as a whole across localities?

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The national construction conference for local government 2015

05/02/2015

As part of the new Local Government National Procurement Strategy the National Advisory Group (NAG) is now consulting on a national strategy for construction which will be launched at this conference.

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The Skills Summit

12/02/2015

The fifth annual Skills Summit will see over 250 delegates from colleges, training providers and employers join the Minister for Skills and Equalities to determine the best way of building effective, responsive skills and training programmes for young people and adults.

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Leading change in dementia diagnosis and support: How can we prepare for the future?

24/02/2015

With the National Dementia Strategy for England ending in March 2014 and the Prime Minister's challenge on dementia due to finish in May 2015, a new national drive to sustain progress is essential.

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Carbon Trust Public Sector Conference 2015

25/02/2015

Against the backdrop of political change in 2015, the Carbon Trust Public Sector Conference agenda will feature real, practical examples of solutions that you can apply to your own specific challenges. An invaluable opportunity to network with colleagues from across the public sector, the Conference will enable you to tailor your own agenda through a choice of plenary, workshop and roundtable sessions, all of which are designed to give you knowledge and tools to help you save money and carbon.

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Tackling Child Sexual Exploitation Conference

27/02/2015

The urgent need for action against child sexual exploitation (CSE) has been further emphasised by the Public Petitions Committee’s report on CSE in Scotland and the Scottish Government’s subsequent National Action Plan. Our Tackling Child Sexual Exploitation Conference is a perfectly timed opportunity for you to benchmark your organisation’s child protection and safeguarding methods against your peers.

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Government announces guidelines to protect press freedom

23/02/2015Government announces guidelines to protect press freedom

In a welcome development, the Home Office have announced that police will no longer be able to access journalists’ phone records to uncover their sources without first gaining the permissio... more >
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Can volunteers help bridge the divide between health and social care?

01/02/2015Can volunteers help bridge the divide between health and social care?

David McCullough, chief executive of the Roya... more >
Lewisham targets housing crisis with pop-up village

01/02/2015Lewisham targets housing crisis with pop-up village

Jeff Endean, manager of Lewisham Council&rsqu... more >
How austerity is hitting public transport users in South Yorkshire

01/02/2015How austerity is hitting public transport users in South Yorkshire

David Young, SYPTE deputy interim director ge... more >
Social value summit

01/02/2015Social value summit

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Getting localism right

23/02/2015Getting localism right

Paul Connolly, director of the Mana... more >
Taxing Empty Homes

01/02/2015Taxing Empty Homes

Bill Davies, research fellow at IPP... more >
Local government finance settlement: A lesson in obfuscation

01/02/2015Local government finance settlement: A lesson in obfuscation

Rob Whiteman, chief executive of th... more >

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01/02/2015A new start, a fresh outlook

As you will have seen, Public Sector Executive has undergone an extensive redesign to improve the look and feel of the magazine, to signpost readers to our articles more easily and to make our content as attractive and engaging as possible. We hope you enjoy the new look and continue to find something of value in these pages, with contributions from some of the most interesting and important people in the sector, interviews with decision-makers, analysis of recent reports and policies... read more >

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Getting it right: restorative justice

Getting it right: restorative justice

Jon Collins, chief executive of the Restorative Justice Council, says restorative justice works – but must be delivered to a high standard.... more > more last word articles >