The clue is in the name: New Minister for Police & Fire, which confirms even more clearly that the boundaries between the fire and police services are to be deeply blurred – if not merged. However, it also signals that emergency ambulances are unlikely to be directly in the mix for the time being.
The Prime Minister has begun replacing the entire ministerial team at the Home Office with the appointment of a barrister as Minister of State for Police and Fire. Read more >>>
Brandon Lewis has been helpful in the recognition of the Postgraduate Certificate in Collaborative Transformation by government when he awarded the graduation certificates, and Shared Service Architect recognition, to students.
We are doing our bit too. In the last six weeks, 34 police/fire project leads have completed our three day CTPrac programme™ and 40 FRS staff have attended collaborative leadership sessions to build both capacity, and collaborative advantage, in their organisations.
Holiday time for some…op
There will be no ’60 second summaries’ for the next few weeks as I am off on holiday. I hope the weather holds for you if you are holidaying too. In the meantime, you can read the 3 year back catalogue of editions athttp://sharedservicearchitects.blogspot.co.uk/
Here is the rest of the news and some really interesting collaborative working vacancies from the last seven days...
Chesterfield Borough Council’s leaders are encouraging as many people as possible to get involved in the consultation on the Sheffield City Region devolution deal. Read more >>>Northern combined authority leaders seek Brexit meeting with May
Leaders of the north of England’s combined authorities have written jointly to Theresa May, inviting her to meet with them to ensure that they are involved in negotiating the UK’s exit from the European Union. Read more >>>
As Sajid Javid moves to Marsham Street, he’ll need to get up to speed with the local government agenda. Here are five priorities to concentrate on. Welcome Sajid Javid. Read more >>>
A new report details opportunities to improve authority incomes by profiting from functions including back office expertise sharing; skill base and public perceptions among key challenges. Read more >>>
Health & Social Care
Health & Social Care
Commissioning powers in Manchester are to be shared between the city council and the city’s three CCGs as part of a drive to better join-up health and social care. Read more >>>
Building bridges, breaking barriers looks at how well care for older people is integrated across health and social care, as well as the impact on older people who use services and their families and carers. Read more >>>
Why is quality improvement in health and social care systems so difficult? Why is it so challenging to bring in new and better ways of organising health and social care services? Read more >>>
Blue Light Transformation
Lincolnshire County Council’s Executive Committee has approved plans for the emergency services in Lincolnshire to work more closely together. Read more >>>
Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service (TWFRS), Northumberland Fire and Rescue Service (NFRS) and Northumbria Police, with their three governance bodies, have pledged to work even closer together to provide enhanced services to the public. Read more >>>
A landmark agreement between emergency services in South Yorkshire will see up to five ambulance standby points created at fire stations across the county. Read more >>>
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