Archives for March 30th, 2005

MAKING CHANGE HAPPEN

Abstracts, PublicNet: 30 March, 2005

This report from the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development presents research finding that show over 40% of reorganisations fail to meet their change objectives. This is despite the fact that major change occurs approximately once every three years. The report has been designed to provide practical ideas, tools and tips for organisations on how to influence and implement restructuring and change effectively. The report uses the practical experiences of 11 large organisations that have undergone change and been involved in the research over a 3-year period. It uses these case studies to provide guidance on the tailoring approaches to suit the goals of the organisation.The report highlights a tendency for organisations to focus on the end rather than the means when approaching change. But this only leads to failure. The whole process must be considered when approaching reorganisation, from the communication and development of change to the end result. It is far safer to create a small change that can be implemented successfully over time.

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MORE HEALTH CARE GOING LOCAL

Headlines, PublicNet: 30 March, 2005

GPs are to be given new freedoms to deliver a wider range of services on patients’ doorsteps as a result of a new programme launched by the Department for Health. This move of services from hospitals to primary care trusts will extend the provision of medical tests and local care for diabetes, asthma and arthritis and it is now planned to bring in radiographers, physiotherapists and community nurses to enable delivery of a wider range of services locally.In addition to giving GPs greater freedom to procure more services for their patients, the programme will also provide additional GPs and primary care professionals to treat patients in areas where there is limited GP availability. Inequalities in the numbers of GPs across the country often mean that places with the greatest need have the lowest number of doctors. The programme could see the opening of new GP practices in deprived areas. The aim is to ensure that every patient has access to a GP when they need one. The programme is designed to make this happens, especially in deprived areas that are currently under-doctored.

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COUNCILS JOIN UP FOR PROCURING SERVICES

Headlines, PublicNet: 30 March, 2005

The London Boroughs of Lewisham, Lambeth, Southwark, Bromley, Greenwich and Bexley have formed a partnership to procure services for the Supporting People programme. They have signed a contract with Exor Management Services who will carry out the accreditation of suppliers on their behalf. Exor will make sure that some 270 housing associations, voluntary agencies individuals and companies who supply housing related support have a track record of quality and delivery and are financially viable.The Supporting People programme was launched in April 2003 to provide a better quality of life for vulnerable people to live more independently and maintain their tenancies. The programme provides housing related support to prevent problems that can often lead to hospitalisation; institutional care or homelessness and can help the smooth transition to independent living for those leaving an institutionalised environment. The programme is delivered locally by 150 Administering Authorities with over 6,000 suppliers. Nationally there are some 37,000 individual contracts.

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