Abstracts: August 13th, 2007

This programme is now available to view on egovtv.tv, the online television channel for public service modernisation. It provides a light hearted overview of the various components needed to achieve transformation. The ‘Two Johns’ sketch charts the challenges faced by senior officials of councils and members in addressing the transformational agenda.The sketch is accompanied by an interview with Nigel Bates, Head of Local and Regional Government at Hedra plc, who discusses the impact and challenges the Comprehensive Spending Review 2007 and the current Transformation agenda is posing to local authorities, their senior officers and members, and the work Hedra Consortium is doing to help. The CSR07 challenges authorities long term more than Gershon has done and will bring fundamental change. Performance of every local authority is going to be under greater scrutiny from the public and central Government and its executives are going to have to reconsider the way it delivers services to the citizen.

To view this programme go to http://www.egovtv.tv/Home.asp

GovTV (www.eGovTV.tv) is a dedicated web-cast television channel for governors of public bodies, council members and senior executives across all public sector organisations and is available free to an unlimited audience at anytime, at any location via the internet.