Archives for June 20th, 2002

CONCEPTS AND INDICATORS OF LOCAL AUTHORITY PERFORMANCE

Abstracts, PublicNet: 20 June, 2002

By George A. Boyne.A conceptual framework for evaluating statutory performance indicators for local authorities is developed. The framework, which contains 14 dimensions of organizational performance, is then applied to the indicators set for local government from 1993/94 to 2001/02. The results show that the validity and comparability of the indicators has improved substantially over time. However, a critical weakness that remains is the absence of indicators that link spending with service outcomes. Such indicators are essential if judgments about value for money and Best Value are to be made.

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DOCTORS WANT MORE CASH

Headlines, PublicNet: 20 June, 2002

And as they prepare to vote on their new contracts, doctors are also calling for substantial money to be put into general practice if genuine reform and improvement is to be achieved.GP members of the British Medical Association have been holding their conference this week, and debating the finer points of the new contract the Government is proposing.

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COUNCILS WANT MORE CASH

Headlines, PublicNet: 20 June, 2002

The Local Government Association (LGA) is stepping up pressure on Government to find significant new money for this year’s spending review, set for next month.The organisation is capitalising on the fact that public service reform and improvement – much of it delivered by local councils – is high on the Government’s agenda.

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