Tag Archives: Public Services

Curbing a Public Services Culture of Denial and Failure? (BBC News / PASC / NESTA)

Summary The Commons Public Administration Select Committee (PASC) has urged public services to learn more from the Stafford Hospital scandal and improve complaints handling generally. PASC has suggested appointing a minister with responsibility for complaints handling. Full Text Link Reference … Continue reading

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Chief Medical Officer’s First Annual Report: Volume 2 (BBC News / Department of Health / NHS Choices)

Summary Volume Two of the Chief Medical Officer, Professor Dame Sally Davies’s first annual epidemiology and surveillance report offers a comprehensive overview of the threat of antimicrobial resistance and infectious diseases. Volume One appeared late last year. Full Text Link … Continue reading

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Briefing on the Social Value Act (National Housing Federation)

Summary The Public Services (Social Value) Act comes into force on January 31st 2013. Social Enterprise UK has produced a guide to the implementation of the Act. This briefing from the National Housing Federation explains the implications of the Social … Continue reading

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Social Value Guide (Social Enterprise UK)

Summary This guide from Social Enterprise UK, in association with Anthony Collins Solicitors, is intended to help with embedding social value in commissioning and procurement. It is aimed at local government or public bodies which will affected by the Public Services … Continue reading

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Citizen-Led Change in Public Services (Groundswell Partnership)

Summary This document describes the process of working together for change. It places an emphasis on coming-up with solutions, robust action plans and the identification and measurement of outcomes. A “step by step” method has been designed for use by … Continue reading

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Impact of Demographic Change on Public Services (International Longevity Centre)

Summary The International Longevity Centre (ILC) publication, entitled “The impact of demographic change on public services: submission by the International Longevity Centre – UK”, presents evidence for the House of Lords Committee on Public Service and Demographic Change. It tackles … Continue reading

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Choice and Competition in Public Services (Institute for Government)

Summary This document is a review of attempts to create markets in public services in four areas: welfare-to-work, social care, health care and local government. It highlights high level conclusions. This is part of broader research into political transitions, policy and … Continue reading

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