public health and social care

Mayor Andy Burnham and Sir Richard Leese Covid-19 update

01.04.20: Mayor Andy Burnham hosted a live, virtual press conference today to provide updates on Greater Manchester’s response to the coronavirus. During the video he announced that Metrolink services would be reduced as passenger num...

Liverpool appoints new Director of Public Health

01.04.20: A new Director of Public Health at Liverpool City Council has been appointed and will step into the role today (Apr 1). Matthew Ashton, 47, will take on the responsibility of keeping the 500,000 citizens in Liverpool happy and healthy, a no...

Sport England announces £195m in coronavirus support funding

31.03.20: Sport England has announced today (Mar 31) that it will be making up £195m of funding to support the sport and physical activity sector during this crisis. It will consist of a £115m rollover of current funding into 2021/22 to g...

Second round of £10m Urban Tree Challenge Fund open

30.03.20: Round of the Urban Tree Challenge Fund opens today (Mar 30), which enables local councils and community groups to apply for a share of £10m to fund tree planting in urban areas. Opened by the Forestry Commission, the aim of the fund i...

GM Mayor announces £5m fund to protect rough sleepers

27.03.20: Andy Burnham, Mayor of Greater Manchester, has announced a £5m fund to house 1000 of the region’s most vulnerable people with immediate effect. Following a meeting of the Greater Manchester COVID-19 Emergency Committee, an &lsqu...

Firefighters given additional roles to support coronavirus crisis

27.03.20: In addition to their role responding to core emergencies, Firefighters will be able to deliver food and medicines, drive ambulances and retrieve dead bodies to provide additional support during the coronavirus crisis. A new and unprecedente...

CIPFA responds to the £2.9bn funding for most vulnerable in society

26.03.20: Last week, the Government announced that £2.9bn of the £5bn COVID-19 fund announced the in the Chancellor’s budget will be spend on caring for the most vulnerable in society. The money will be spent on helping patients no...

Cambridge to lead £20m fight against spread of coronavirus

26.03.20: The University of Cambridge will be taking a major role in the fight against the coronavirus spread after it was announced that a £20m investment will allow for large-scale investigation into the cause of the virus. The national effor...

Free coronavirus messaging service launched by Government

25.03.20: The Government has launched a new WhatsApp information service today (Mar 25) to inform the public on the most recent coronavirus developments. Launched by the Department for Health and Social Care and Public Health England, the free servic...

LGA: Gov should ask retired care workers back to work

25.03.20: The Local Government Association (LGA) has urged the government to ask retired care workers to return to work. In a statement published today (Mar 25), the LGA highlighted the profound impact retired care workers could have on those most at...

Bonus Ep. Live from EvoNorth 2020: Cllr Andrew Western

24.03.20: LIVE FROM EVONORTH Councillor Andrew Western is the Leader of Trafford Council and Greater Manchester Green City Region Lead and delivered a speech at the recent EvoNorth event about GM’s plans for a green city region. Cllr Weste...

Cabinet Office publishes contract notice for digital wellness platform

23.03.20: In an effort to support the mental and physical health of its employees, the Cabinet Office is aiming to develop a digital wellness platform. The platform is intended to support staff in tracking and improving their physical wellbeing, as w...

Scientists at Loughborough Uni develop AI air pollution system

17.03.20: Computer scientists at Loughborough University have developed a new artificial intelligence (AI) system that can predict air pollution levels. Air pollution kills an estimated seven million people per year around the world, making it a huge...

WMCA: The significance of social value in communities

10.03.20: Source: PSE Feb/March 20   Rachael Morgan is the Procurement Manager at the West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA), and has been dealing with the organisation’s procurement for over nine years. PSE’s Emily Rodger...

Winners of £1.35m fund for 68 green spaces announced

03.03.20: The Communities Secretary has announced today (Feb 3) winners of a £1.35m fund to deliver green spaces in communities. The announcement, which coincides with World Wildlife Day, sets out 68 new Pocket Parks in every region of England....

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Councils' waste warning during coronavirus crisis

02/04/2020Councils' waste warning during coronavirus crisis

The District Councils’ Network (DCN) has issued a warning of a ‘wave of waste’ to come after concerns of ‘spiralling&rsqu... more >
Bradford Council pays out £20m under Small Business Grant Scheme

02/04/2020Bradford Council pays out £20m under Small Business Grant Scheme

More than £20m has been delivered to businesses in the Bradford area through the Government’s Small Business Grant Fund. Yesterd... more >
Mayor Andy Burnham and Sir Richard Leese Covid-19 update

01/04/2020Mayor Andy Burnham and Sir Richard Leese Covid-19 update

Mayor Andy Burnham hosted a live, virtual press conference today to provide updates on Greater Manchester’s response to the coronaviru... more >

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25/10/2017Take a moment to celebrate

Devolution, restructuring and widespread service reform: from a journalist’s perspective, it’s never been a more exciting time to report on the public sector. That’s why I could not be more thrilled to be taking over the reins at PSE at this key juncture. There could not ... read more >

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Prevention: Investing for the future

Rob Whiteman, CEO at the Chartered Institute of Public Finance (CIPFA), discusses the benefits of long-term preventative investment. Rising demand, reducing resource... more > more last word articles >
Councils' waste warning during coronavirus crisis

02/04/2020Councils' waste warning during coronavirus crisis

The District Councils’ Network (DCN) has issued a warning of a ‘wave of waste’ to come after concerns of ‘spiralling’ household waste in light of the coronavirus out... more >
Bradford Council pays out £20m under Small Business Grant Scheme

02/04/2020Bradford Council pays out £20m under Small Business Grant Scheme

More than £20m has been delivered to businesses in the Bradford area through the Government’s Small Business Grant Fund. Yesterday (Apr 1) saw one-off grants of £10,000 del... more >

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What came first, the bad customer or the bad customer service?

17/03/2020What came first, the bad customer or the bad customer service?

Source: PSE Feb/March 20 Stephen Bahooshy, Senior Commissioning Manager and Nicky Selwyn, Carer and Service User Group Chair, Croydon Council.   Here it is, that age old question: What came first, the bad customer or the bad ... more >
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Peter Kyle MP: It’s time to say thank you this Public Service Day

21/06/2019Peter Kyle MP: It’s time to say thank you this Public Service Day

Taking time to say thank you is one of the hidden pillars of a society. Being on the receiving end of some “thanks” can make communit... more >
How community-led initiatives can help save the housing shortage

19/06/2019How community-led initiatives can help save the housing shortage

Tom Chance, director at the National Community Land Trust Network, argues that community-led initiatives are a productive way of helping to solve... more >
Aberdeen's green transport fleet attracting international attention

19/06/2019Aberdeen's green transport fleet attracting international attention

Aberdeen City Council’s hydrogen spokesperson, councillor Philip Bell, highlights the Granite City’s determination to play a leading ... more >
A fifth of public sector workers have never received a thank you from the people they serve

13/06/2019A fifth of public sector workers have never received a thank you from the people they serve

A fifth of the country’s public sector workers say they have NEVER received a ‘thank you’ for doing their job as Public Service... more >

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Artificial intelligence: the devil is in the data

17/12/2018Artificial intelligence: the devil is in the data

It’s no secret that the public sector and its service providers need to invest in technology to help make better use of their resources. Bu... more >
Digital innovation in the public sector: The future is now

17/12/2018Digital innovation in the public sector: The future is now

One of the public sector’s key technology partners has recently welcomed a new member to its team. Matt Spencer, O2’s head of public ... more >
New Dorset Councils CEO on the creation of a new unitary: ‘This is going to be the right decision for Dorset’

05/11/2018New Dorset Councils CEO on the creation of a new unitary: ‘This is going to be the right decision for Dorset’

The new chief executive of one of the new unitary authorities in Dorset has outlined his approach to culture and work with employees, arguing tha... more >
Keeping the momentum of the Northern Powerhouse

15/10/2018Keeping the momentum of the Northern Powerhouse

On 6 September, the biggest decision-makers of the north joined forces to celebrate and debate how to drive innovation and improvement through th... more >

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