Headlines: 13 July, 2016

GPs need more autonomy to get greater involvement in decisions about service design. This is a key finding of research into Clinical commissioning groups. The report published by The King’s Fund and the Nuffield Trust gives findings from a survey of GPs and practice managers in six areas of the country, conducted annually since 2013. […]


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 […]

Feature: 26 August, 2016

Database management in public sector organisations is challenging because of the volumes of data involved and long retention periods. In this article Joe Kim offers four principles to reduce complexity. Confucius wrote, “Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.” This is applicable to most aspects of life, yet could not be […]

Abstract: 14 July, 2016

A survey of social services directors has revealed a depressing picture following sustained budget reductions and a lack of confidence in making further cuts. The annual ADASS Budget Survey is an authoritative analysis of the state of adult social care finances drawn from the experiences of current leaders in adult social care. It provides in-depth […]

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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