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LGC Investment Awards - winners revealed

28-Nov-2014 0:01 am | By Rachel Dalton

Fourteen winners named at London ceremony

Health secretary Jeremy Hunt

Patient choice is not key to improving performance, says Hunt Subscription Required

28-Nov-2014 7:00 am | By Dave West

Patient choice is no longer fundamental to improving NHS performance, the health secretary has told LGC’s sister title Health Service Journal

Kris Hopkins

Winners of £89m transformation funds named Subscription Required

28-Nov-2014 12:33 pm | By Mark Smulian

Successful bids include 122 councils

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Deficit for NHS providers swells to £630m Subscription Required

28-Nov-2014 7:00 am | By Sophie Barnes

The NHS provider sector has plunged further into the red, the latest figures from Monitor and the NHS Trust Development Authority show

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Temporary staff use in social care on the rise Subscription Required

28-Nov-2014 7:02 am | By Mark Smulian

Councils seek experienced officers to fill gaps, survey finds

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LGC editor Nick Golding

Lessons for England from Wales's restructuring woe

26-Nov-2014 | By Nick Golding

Failure of Welsh authorities to agree on structure shows why Eric Pickles refuses to reorganise in England, writes LGC’s editor Nick Golding

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Alison O'Sullivan

We have boosted social work job applications by 200% Subscription Required


Kirklees MBC’s promotion of professionalism in children’s services has tripled interest in social work careers in some areas


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Chris Ginnelly, Civica

The next stage of digitisation

11-Nov-2014 | By Rachel Dalton

Councils are keen to digitise services but are held back by a lack of investment and data security fears. LGC survey supported by Civica

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Insight and involvement – the key to influence and change

27-Nov-2014 | By Frazer Dawkins

Serco’s Frazer Dawkins says partnership working is key to transformation

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Social media and the future citizen

20-Nov-2014 | By Paul Bradbury

Paul Bradbury says social media changes the way councils interact with citizens

Health Service Journal columnist Michael White

Times aren't normal for health policy debate Subscription Required

28-Nov-2014 | By Michael White

Sessions will be short due to the election, says Health Service Journal columnist Michael White

Alastair McLellan, editor of Health Service Journal

Hunt takes a high risk approach to restoring hope to the service Subscription Required

28-Nov-2014 | By Alastair McLellan

Health secretary will not be a ‘cheerleader’, says Health Service Journal editor Alastair McLellan

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Alex Fox, chief executive, Shared Lives

Three ways to combine pace and personalisation in public service Subscription Required


Shared Lives’ Alex Fox says public services must change rapidly and radically but without losing focus on individual service users

Nick Walkley, chief executive, Haringey LBC

We must engage residents in a conversation about the balance of spending Subscription Required


In a devolved, potentially self-funding world, the public has to understand local finance, says Haringey’s Nick Walkley

Susanna Rustin

Striking a balance between saying and doing Subscription Required


Susanna Rustin says there is no manual on running London’s first parish council

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Innovation October 2014

LGC Innovation Supplement – October 2014

23-Oct-2014 | By Rachel Dalton

Free your thinking: Local authorities reimagine services

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