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New HSJ Partnership Awards will recognise inspirational architects and construction firms that are helping to transform the NHS

Awards will highlight the work of a variety of private sector organisations that partner with the NHS to deliver improved patient outcomes and cost-effective care

Architects and construction firms are invited to enter a new awards scheme designed to recognise private sector organisations that work behind the scenes to help the NHS deliver better and […]

Lancashire Police appoint new Assistant Chief Constable

Terry Woods

Lancashire Constabulary has today appointed a new Assistant Chief Constable.

Terry Woods, currently Chief Superintendent at Lancashire Constabulary will take over from ACC Mark Bates when he retires this summer.

The appointment of ACC Woods comes just a month after Sunita Gamblin, formally a Chief Superintendent at Derbyshire, was recruited to replace […]

Leading procurement advisers outline how changes to off-payroll taxes could give the public sector an opportunity to deliver better procurement practices all around

MD of Bloom, (Formerly Nepro Ltd) Rob Levene

Reporter: Stuart Littleford

There has been much debate about the serious impact changes to off-payroll tax rules (IR35) will have on the public sector and contractors alike. The MD of Bloom, (Formerly Nepro Ltd) Rob Levene, argues that the changes present the public sector with a […]

Westminster City Council in joint venture to help public sector organisations

Simon Terry CEO at 4C Associates

Westminster City Council is partnering with International management and procurement consultancy, 4C Associates, to launch Symbiance, the first company of its kind dedicated to helping local and central Government, and public sector organisations make significant financial benefits.

Over the last three years, Westminster City Council’s procurement team has […]

Comment to GPSJ: Government Transformation Strategy

Chris Price, Director, Public Sector at Computacenter

Following the announcement of the Government Transformation Strategy today Chris Price, Director, Public Sector at Computacenter has told GPSJ:

“We welcome The Government Transformation Strategy announced today. This is an important step towards ensuring the UK Government remains a global leader in its approach to public service […]

Expert urges public sector bodies to act RIGHT NOW to alleviate chaos surrounding IR35 reforms

Dave Chaplin, CEO of ContractorCalculator

Public sector bodies may need to implement an emergency action plan to avoid losing vital skills warns Dave Chaplin, CEO of ContractorCalculator ahead of April’s IR35 reforms. The advice comes following HMRC’s guidance that invoices paid after 6 April 2017 for work carried out before that date will be […]

Local councils turn to cloud technology to more efficiently manage the booking and hosting of events

James Pegum, CEO of Priava

Priava, the leading cloud-based venue management software company, has announced that a growing number of local government organisations in both the UK and Australia are deploying its cloud-based venue management software to maximise event bookings, reduce costs and improve services to local residents.

Councils face unique challenges in managing […]

Flogas Britain launches specialist rural housing development team

David Taylor & Nicola Perry – Leading the Flogas Rural Housing Development

Flogas Britain, one of the UK’s leading liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) providers, has created a specialist Rural Housing Development Team, to further strengthen the support it gives to rural, off-grid housing developments.

The team’s core focus will be to help off-grid housing […]

Autumn Statement: Phillip Hammond says social care is a problem for the next parliament. But the crisis is now.

Matthew Wort

Following Philip Hammond’s first (and last) Autumn Statement yesterday, Matthew Wort, Health and Social Care expert and Partner at Anthony Collins Solicitors LLP commented:

“Philip Hammond says social care is a problem for the next parliament, but the crisis is now.

What do you value more, your wi-fi or your relatives and […]

Autumn Statement: London Councils comments on lack of adult social care announcement

Following the Autumn Statement, Councillor Ray Puddifoot MBE, London Councils’ executive member for adult social care, said:

“The Autumn Statement did not acknowledge the pressures facing adult social care services up and down the country. In London alone the cumulative funding shortfall for adult social care will be at least £800 million by the end […]

Heading North – Mobilizing the Digital Market Makers of the future

#TechNorth. #digitalnorth. #northernpowerhouse.

The resurgence last month in twitter activity (3805720 views, 1007 contributors, 1480+ tweets) for these handles alone in the last week) around the North’s technology sector is symptom of the region’s growing digital status. A recent Tech Nation Report 2016 stated that digital workers in Leeds earn more than anyone else […]

EEM Supply Chain Showcase 2016

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The EEM Supply Chain Showcase takes place in Nottingahm on 29 & 30 September 2016.

EEM Ltd is free to join, not for profit organisation supporting 63 public sector organisations in finding best value products & services through collaborative procurement. EEM secure contracts with 100’s of suppliers and manufacturers, covering all […]

10 signs that it’s time for a supplier health check

Gary Plant_Managing Director – Altius Vendor Assessment

By Gary Plant, Managing Director of supplier assessment and compliance specialist Altius

External suppliers can help public sector organisations reduce cost, boost efficiency and improve quality. But the flip side is that they can also bring liability in the guise of delays, problems, waste, extra cost and […]

Police and health services working to help people with mental health needs

Support Worker Nicholas Blunt, PC Michael Clarke, Specialist Mental Health Practitioner Louise Shaw

Greater Manchester Police (GMP) and local health services are working in partnership to help people with mental health needs who frequently come into contact with the police.

A 12 month pilot will see mental health professionals from Pennine Care NHS Foundation […]