Transforming our courts and tribunals

Ee-Ling Then is an Audit Manager at the National Audit Office (NAO), in the Home Affairs and Justice team. Here she looks at progress in government’s attempts to reform the courts and tribunals system, drawing on findings from the most recent NAO report. In September, we published our latest report on HM Courts and Tribunals…

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Dedicated staff are not enough: barriers to learning for pupils with special needs persist 5 years after introducing SEND reform

Dr Anna Tsakalaki is a Lecturer in Education and Director of the PG Cert SENCo course at the University of Reading. Here, she reviews the findings of the recent National Audit Office’s report on the support of pupils with SEND in England in the light of inclusive practice nationally and abroad. A recent report by the National…

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The education system is letting children with special educational needs down – Education Policy Institute

Jo Hutchinson is Director of Social Mobility and Vulnerable Learners at the Education Policy Institute. Here she explains that while the government’s focus on children with special educational needs and disabilities is welcome, its proposed policies are unlikely to address longstanding problems in the system, and could result in more vulnerable pupils failing to receive…

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Digital healthcare – myth or reality?

Dr Vijay Magon, Managing Director of CCube Solutions explains how NHS trusts are using cost-effective solutions based on established Electronic Document and Records Management (EDRM) technologies to embrace a culture of compliant information management practice and deliver digital health care at the point of need. Most NHS sites hold patient related data on a variety…

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Where does the 2019 spending round leave health and social care? – the health foundation

While the Chancellor said that this year’s Spending Round has ‘turned the page on austerity,’ the Health Foundation’s Ben Gershlick and David Finch explain that major challenges remain for health, social care and the wider public services that drive health outcomes. The Chancellor stated that the 2019 Spending Round ‘turned the page on austerity’, with…

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Greater manchester is the first integrated health and social care system in england to pledge radical, comprehensive, action to tackle climate change

Anthony Hassall, chief accountable officer of Salford Clinical Commissioning Group, and Sarah Price, director of population health for Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership, joint chairs of the group leading this work, explain why the climate emergency is a health issue and how the city region is leading national policy to provide solutions.  …

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Should be Simpler ways to source and support your people – Crown Commercial Service

If you’re responsible for developing your workforce space you needn’t do it alone. Here, Crown Commercial Service sets out some of the ways its agreements can support those across the public sector in fulfilling their requirements. Those with a role in workforce planning, juggle decisions around recruitment, training and retention daily. It can be challenging…

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New framework simplifies cloud procurement for public sector – NHS Shared Business Services

After launching a new framework to help public bodies purchase cloud solutions, Phil Davies, Procurement Director at NHS Shared Business Services (NHS SBS), believes it will simplify the public sector procurement process and provide very best value for money.   The ever-increasing popularity of cloud computing across the public sector in recent years has provided…

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