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?
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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