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Service Transformation Panel issues call for evidence

The recently created Service Transformation Challenge Panel has launched a call for evidence on how public bodies can deliver services in a more integrated way – providing better value for money and improving outcomes for local people.

Appointed by communities secretary Eric Pickles and chief secretary to the Treasury Danny Alexander, the Panel has been asked to report in the autumnand is keen to receive evidence on both the challenges and opportunities of public service transformation.

Working alongside co-chairs Derek Myers, board member of Public Health England, and Pat Richie, chief executive at Newcastle City Council, the Panel will consist of:

  • Jonathan Flowers, market director of local government, Capita
  • Helen Goulden, executive director, Nesta Innovation Lab
  • Ann Limb, chair, South East Midlands Local Enterprise Partnership
  • Mark Lloyd, chief executive, Cambridgeshire County Council
  • Tony Lloyd, Police and Crime Commissioner for Greater Manchester
  • Nick Markham, board member, Department for Communities and Local Government
  • Paul Scriven, managing partner, Scriven Consulting, and former leader of Sheffield City Council 
  • Professor John Young, head of the Academic Unit of Elderly Care and Rehabilitation,  Leeds Institute of Health Sciences

The call for evidence, which runs from today (1 May) until 10 July 2014, is broken down into the following themes: co-production and service re-design; leadership; organisational culture and workforce; new delivery models; financial accountability and flexibility; and information sharing.

Derek Myers said: “During times of financial restraint, it is crucial that we work more closely together and share experiences in order to deliver better services that put people first.

“The Panel aims to recognise the great work already underway as well as identify potential barriers. The panel members’ varied expertise will help play a vital role in this work. But we urge those working in the public sector to step forward and share their evidence with us too.”

PSE featured the Public Service Transformation Network, and its director Robert Pollock, in our last edition.

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