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Oxfordshire CC’s chief executive Joanna Simon

County axes chief post as part of restructure Subscription Required

30-Jan-2015 3:30 pm | By David Paine

Flatter management structure sought

Lord Peter Smith

Greater Manchester to appoint dedicated senior management team Subscription Required

30-Jan-2015 10:35 am | By David Paine

Combined authority chair Lord Peter Smith says dedicated “specialist staff” are needed to deliver the region’s £1bn devolution deal

John Middleton, the Faculty of Public Health’s vice president for health policy

Labour could boost public health director powers

30-Jan-2015 10:51 am | By Sarah Calkin

Labour would order an investigation into whether directors of public health have “sufficient influence” in their council if the party wins May’s general election.

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North Somerset recycling contract staff to strike Subscription Required

30-Jan-2015 11:17 am | By Chiara Francavilla

Trade union members working for Kier May Gurney (KMG) on the North Somerset Council recycling contract have voted to strike, LGC’s sister title Materials Recycling World reports.

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Exclusive survey: Low confidence that NHS will hit 2018 paperless goal Subscription Required

30-Jan-2015 5:02 pm | By James Illman

Health and IT professionals remain deeply sceptical that the NHS can be paperless by 2018, two years after health secretary Jeremy Hunt unveiled the ambitious target, exclusive research carried out by LGC’s sitster title Health Service Journal has found.

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Nick Golding , LGC editor

Labour's integration vision must be backed with detail

28-Jan-2015 | By Nick Golding

Key questions about leadership and funding remain, writes LGC’s editor Nick Golding

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Blackburn Youth Zone theatre

Business partnership is harnessing young talent Subscription Required


Blackburn with Darwen BC facilitates local businesses’ funding of a 365-day-a-year youth zone to turn Neets into leaders


Alastair McLellan, Health Service Journal editor

Brave, unglamorous: a good plan threatened by cultural risk Subscription Required

30-Jan-2015 | By Alastair McLellan

Health Service Journal’s Alastair McLellan on labour policy

Health Service Journal columnist Michael White

Too many MPs treat the NHS as a knock-out competition Subscription Required

30-Jan-2015 | By Michael White

Health Service Journal columnist Michael White on the pre-election battle

Andrew Cozens, independent social care and health specialist

The social care sector must stop squabbling and speak truth to power Subscription Required

29-Jan-2015 | By Andrew Cozens

Andrew Cozens calls on the sector to recognise its own intrinsic worth

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Paul Bradbury, Civica

Local government priorities in 2015


Civica’s Paul Bradbury give his tips on a milestone year for local government

Chris Naylor

Barnet is using detailed data to commission better services


Barnet LBC’s Chris Naylor and Capita’s Andy Theedom explain the borough’s use of resident data

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LGC's service delivery channel in association with Serco

Gareth Moss, strategic partnership director for local government, Serco

Can councils succeed where supermarkets have not?


Gareth Moss on new ways of delivering sensitive services

Rachel Whitworth

A catalytic role at the heart of the community


Rachel Whitworth on the new role of the local authority

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LGC roundtable in association with Sanofi Pasteur MSD

Public health two years on

19-Dec-2014 | By Nic Paton

The successes and challenges councils have faced in the wake of the Health & Social Care Act. Nic Paton reports on an LGC roundtable in association with Sanofi Pasteur MSD

Ted Cantle, founder, iCoCo Foundation and author, Interculturalism: The New Era of Cohesion and Diversity

Teaching young people critical thinking is the only way to guard against extremism Subscription Required

30-Jan-2015 | By Ted Cantle

Ted Cantle says the government’s consultation on Prevent will do little to protect against terrorism

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Katherine Rake, chief executive, Healthwatch England

Healthwatch funds are still not reaching the frontline Subscription Required

30-Jan-2015 | By Katherine Rake

With major service change ahead, cutting funds to patients’ groups is a false economy, writes Healthwatch England chief executive Katherine Rake

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LGC council tax tracker 2015


Latest updates on council tax proposals from every local authority in England

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DCLG clarifies rules on pension boards Subscription Required


Government responds to local authority fears over new pension governance structures

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