Headlines: 27 April, 2016

NHS England has failed to control the rising cost of specialised services. The Audit Commission warns that continued failure to get a grip on costs will mean other services loose out. NHS England’s spending on specialised services has increased at a much greater rate than other parts of the NHS, according to today’s report from […]


Headlines: 1 April, 2016

Devolution of powers to Greater Manchester today marks the start of what is probably the most radical reform of public services in the UK. The budget holder plays the primary role in how services are delivered and from today a range of budgets have move from Whitehall to Manchester. The transfer of power involves health, […]

Feature: 10 May, 2016

For more than 25 years Michael Rosen’s charming story “We’re Going on a Bear Hunt” has captured the imaginations of millions, transporting readers on an adventure to “catch a big one” while overcoming a series of challenges along the way. With new threats encountered at every turn, Gavin Millard describes how this epic childhood quest […]

Abstract: 19 November, 2015

District councils are the sleeping giants of public health and it is time to wake them. This is main finding from an editorially independent report commissioned by the District Councils’ Network. The functions of District councils that directly influence our health are housing, leisure and green spaces as well as a wide range of activities […]

Review: 22 April, 2016

In this book James M Kouzes and Barry Z Posner argue that the truth is that the best leaders are the best learners. Leadership is a set of abilities, and like any other skill set it can be learned and improved. Whether you’re an experienced leader or someone new to the role, Learning Leadership offers […]

Review: 14 July, 2015

Kevin Murray draws on years of experience spent coaching top leaders from a wide range of organizations to create a unique, successful model for developing your own leadership skills. Inspiring leaders make us want to achieve more. They persuade us to their cause, win our active support, help us to work better together and make […]

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