Archives for February 11th, 2002

ESPRIT DE CORPS

Book News, PublicNet: 11 February, 2002

By Barry QuirkCentral government is encouraging councils to change their decision-making systems and to modernize their service. Most of the ensuing debate has been on external ‘incentives’ for progressive change. This paper suggests how progressive change can be achieved from within local government. The author suggests that managers need to encourage an organizational culture that fosters entrepreneurship and a positive sense of organizational efficacy. Community based planning, service targets and disciplined method may not on their own offer the necessary condition for success. Progressive change will only occur when politicians and managers build and sustain a deep sense of collective responsibility for improving local community wellbeing. The author concludes that a feeling of commitment and team spirit – an esprit de corps – needs to be developed amongst politicians, managers and employees if they are to succeed in proving effective local leadership.

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PARTNERSHIPS DRIVING E-GOVERNMENT

Headlines, PublicNet: 11 February, 2002

Major developments towards e-government continue to follow the partnership route. The Society of Local Authority Chief Executives has signed a three year partnership deal with BT. The main focus will be on taking forward the e-agenda and the development of knowledge and skills to embrace the changes facing the public sector.The immediate outcome of the partnership will be a series of regional workshops aimed at sharing the experiences from the first round of the Implementing e-Government statements which councils presented to the DTLR last year. The workshops will bring together the skills and expertise of the private and public sector to help in meeting the challenges of transforming organizations.

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DEPRIVED CITY AREAS TO GET MORE DOCTORS

Headlines, PublicNet: 11 February, 2002

Eight schemes to provide primary care teaching are being launched to support career development and educational opportunities for GPs. The new Teaching Primary Care Trusts will help to boost the number of doctors in traditionally under-doctored areas, particularly deprived inner cities. As well as providing training, they will conduct research and work with other local health organisations and universities. A further 22 Teaching Primary Care Trusts will be set up in the next two years funded by a 25 million pounds budget.New doctors are being attracted to deprived inner city areas with a payment of 5000 pounds to ensure equal access to high quality primary care services regardless of whether patients live in an inner city estate or a country village.

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