The ‘Twin Towns UK’ programme (2017-2018), ran by Carnegie UK Trust, involved towns being paired with others that had similar characteristics and socio-economic challenges. This briefing covers the programme, what was learned, and the benefits it had.
The King’s Fund, in “Closing the gap: Key areas for action on the health and care workforce”, state that workforce shortages are already having a direct impact on patient care and staff experience and urgent action is now required to avoid a vicious cycle of growing shortages and declining quality.
Shared services do not necessarily reduce costs or improve performance. That is the conclusion of new research published by academics at the University of Oxford. This swift read summarises the research and the possible reasons for the findings.
The English health, public health and social care round-up summarises new policy, research and publications that are relevant to elected members and officers interested in health and social care.
LGiU Ireland attended the 4th Annual Public Lecture Series of UCC’s Centre for Local and Regional Governance (CLRG), which took place in Cork in March. This Swift Read summarises what we learned.
Managing bad news is now a core skill for those involved in communication and corporate offices on behalf of local government. This briefing discusses some of the causes of reputational damage and identifies approaches that senior officers might wish to consider.
The National Audit Office’s report finds employers have made only limited use of the available Apprenticeship Levy funds to support new placements, and that following the Levy’s introduction there was a large drop in apprenticeship starts. DfE must demonstrate that the programme is achieving value for money and that resources are being used to best…
In the fifth instalment in our series of briefings exploring winning programmes from the 2018 Chambers Ireland Excellence in Local Government Awards we’re taking a look at the winner of the Commemorations & Centenaries category – Meath County Council's Francis Ledwidge Centenary celebrations.
Local industrial strategies aim to raise productivity and earning power. Productivity needs to be boosted in ways that improve working people's lives. Which policy solutions could be adopted by local places to improve living standards and ensure that everyone can benefit from and contribute to economic growth?
The health, public health and social care round-up summarises new policy, research and publications that are relevant to elected members and officers interested in health and social care.