Headlines: 22 June, 2016

Local government staff are experiencing unprecedented pressure and stress in the workplace according to a report from UNISON. The report ‘Under Pressure, Underfunded and Undervalued’ is based on a survey of more than 2,000 local council staff, including teaching assistants, social workers, librarians and carers who look after people in their own homes. The findings […]


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 […]

Feature: 17 June, 2016

Improving services is a phrase which can cause groans in service users. The expression often means the challenge of grappling with change, with all the benefits going to the service provider. In this feature Stephen Morgan argues that there must also be user benefits. Have you ever experienced that feeling of frustration when an ‘improvement’ […]

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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