Archives for June 15th, 2006

LOCAL GOVERNMENT REFORM

Abstracts, PublicNet: 15 June, 2006

The National Council for Voluntary Organisations has launched an online consultation to make sure that local voluntary and community organisations of all sizes set the priorities for its work on local government.The NCVO believes that at this time of major change at the local level it is important that local organisations give their views on what is working well now and what might work in the future. There is particular interest in how local partnerships between voluntary and community organisation and local government is working. The White Paper will spell out a framework for double devolution, with government giving more power to local authorities and local authorities giving more power to local communities, and the NCVO wants to know if this will be helpful to the work of voluntary and community bodies.

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WORKSHOPS PINPOINT PROBLEMS FOR PRACTICE BASED COMMISSIONING

Headlines, PublicNet: 15 June, 2006

There is growing enthusiasm among GPs and Primary Care Trusts for Practice Based Commissioning but a lack of communication from the centre is proving to be a big obstacle, according to a report from the NHS Alliance. It is based on a series of 20 workshops organised by the Alliance, Medical Management Services (UK) and AstraZeneca. More than 2,000 delegates attended the sessions, two thirds of them representing GP practices and a third from PCTs.According to today’s report the delegates felt there was increasing enthusiasm for practice based commissioning but lack of communication by Strategic Health Authorities and PCTs is presenting a major problem. Information from PCTs was typically poor, in the wrong format or did not exist at all with a majority of practices reporting that they were still waiting for their indicative budgets.

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COMMISSION CALLS FOR PARTNERSHIP WORKING AND BETTER PLANNING IN LEISURE PROVISION

Headlines, PublicNet: 15 June, 2006

Better planning is needed if public leisure provision is to meet changing demand, says a report published today. The study by the Audit Commission in association with Sport England finds that the quality and accessibility of public sports and recreation facilities may not match people’s health and fitness expectations and may not offer the best value for money.The Commission calls for more assessment of local sporting needs and greater use of partnership working to deliver services that are better-planned and value for money. In “Public Sports and Recreation Services” it also points to the need for greater coherence of funding streams and initiatives from central government departments.

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