Thursday, 22 September 2016

News Summary of Collaboration and Shared Services from 20th September 2016

This week there are fifteen job adverts below that require either collaborative working or shared service skills and experience. It’s a mix of private sector and public. However, expect a rapid growth in jobs in One Public Estate, Combined Authorities, Blue Light Integration and Health and Social care as the money begins to come on-stream to ensure these programmes are delivered.

Here is your collaboration news and jobs from the last 7 days…

Blue Light Transformation

Humber and Yorkshire forces select Sopra Steria for shared CSI needs

Collaboration body seeks to go live with shared command and control system from next April with view of managing resources from a single site. Read more >>>

Fire Minister speaks at CFOA conference

Minister for Policing and the Fire Service, Brandon Lewis, addresses audience at the 2016 Chief Fire Officers Association (CFOA) conference. Read more >>>

West Sussex fire co-responding pilot set to begin

A potentially life-saving scheme in which West Sussex firefighters attend certain medical emergencies with South East Coast Ambulance Service (SECAmb) is to be piloted in the region. Read more >>>


Aberdeenshire and Moray Housing Partnerships combine under new look Osprey Group

Two well known social landlords in the north-east’s housing sector are coming together under a new name and look. Read more >>>


Where do co-operatives fit in with devolution?

Delegates at the UK Society for Co-operative Studies annual conference joined a workshop on the role co-ops could play in the government’s devolution agenda. Read more >>>

George Osborne to chair Northern Powerhouse Partnership

George Osborne will continue his argument for devolution to Manchester and the surrounding area as he takes up a new job as chair of the Northern Powerhouse Partnership. Read more >>>

Business rates devolution must be used to mitigate cuts, says LGA

Councils should have greater responsibility for areas currently facing cuts, including public health, social care and transport, paid for by devolved business rates, the LGA has said. Read more >>>

Telecoms billionaire Sir Terry Matthews upbeat on City Deal for the Swansea Bay City Region

Plans for a £500m plus City Deal for the Swansea Bay City Region, which would drive a digital revolution for the region, are progressing well said telecommunications billionaire Sir Terry Matthews. Read more >>>

Solent Devolution: Consultation nears end - but what does it all mean?

It would be a new 'super authority' in the South, with £900m of government money to spend - and just one mayor at the helm. Read more >>>

Health & Social Care

Social care funding gap to reach £2.8bn by 2019-20, report finds

Cuts to adult social care have left the system increasingly unable to meet the needs of the older people who depend on it, with the funding gap set to reach at least £2.8bn by the end of the decade, according to The King’s Fund and the Nuffield Trust. Read more >>>


Have we reached the tipping point for connected care?

We’ve been hearing about the benefits of connected care for years. But now, with aging populations worldwide that are often living longer, with multiple chronic conditions, the need for connected, more coordinated care is becoming critical. Read more >>>


Patients should be more involved in decisions about their care, says NICE

A new collaborative, made up of the UK’s leading health care organisations including NICE, has set out plans that will help get patients more involved in decisions about their care. Read more >>>

Diversity, devolution, innovation: building an NHS fit for the 21st century

It was “the can-do crowd”, according to the NHS England chief executive, Simon Stevens. Those who gathered at the Health and Care Innovation Expo 2016 in Manchester were certainly hungry for the latest cutting-edge practice and the hottest technology on show. Read more >>>

'Landmark' £28m boost for Greater Manchester health care

A grant of more than £28m has been awarded to Greater Manchester's devolved health service to pay for research into new tests and treatments. Read more >>>


Swindon health and care provider closes down after handing over contract early

A social enterprise established to provide health and social care in Swindon will close down after cancelling its community healthcare contract early. Read more >>>

2017 IR35 reforms: The death of public sector contracting?

Following the Chancellor’s announcement in the April 2016 budget to reform IR35 legislation in 2017, public sector contractors across the UK are unanimously questioning, “What does this mean for me?” Read more >>>

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News Summary of Collaboration and Shared Services from 14th September 2016

Why has the Chief Fire Officers’ Association done you a big favour this week?

I was at the CFOA AGM this week, promoting the CTPrac™ programme we deliver for them. During the event, they profiled their new videos on collaborative working called Beyond Blue Lights.

In the short videos they explain, through day- in-the-life stories of staff involved, the types of joint working they are involved in across the public sector.
Click here to see the video on council, police and fire collaborative working in Peterborough. It is a free, very helpful resource that SSA will certainly be using in our CTPrac™ sessions and I would recommend you use it too, in appropriate meetings where you need to stimulate conversations on multi-partner collaborative working.

There is plenty of other news and 11 collaborative working jobs this week, so I will let them speak for themselves, including an item on advances in Japanese Health & Social Care. It seems you may be collaborating with a team of robots within the next 10 years!

Blue Light Transformation

Collaboration ‘essential’ to locally-driven reform, says Policing Minister

Policing Minister Brandon Lewis has used his first speech before the Police Superintendents’ Association of England and Wales’ conference to encourage further blue-light collaboration. Read more >>>

Beyond Blue Lights is a long-form current-affairs style programme, anchored by Natasha Kaplinsky, produced to broadcast standard for the membership and beyond. The programme explores the role and importance of the Fire and Rescue Service in the UK. Read more>>>

Highway Code

Time to make local voices heard on fiscal devolution

PSE investigates the latest developments around full business rates retention locally and the prospect for further fiscal devolution. Read more >>>

Local Government

South West districts to merge

Taunton Deane and West Somerset councils are set to merge following a council meeting last night. Read more >>>

West Midlands Combined Authority Launches Land Commission

An independent commission to look at ensuring an improved supply of land for future development was today (September 8) launched by the West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA). Read more >>>


May and Brexit trigger debate over South Yorkshire devolution deal

Doubts have emerged over the future of the South Yorkshire devolution deal, the Yorkshire Post has learned. Read more >>>

Support for Peterborough and Cambridgeshire devolution

Councillors have welcomed the outcome of a public consultation on proposals to devolve power and hundreds of millions of pounds of funding from Westminster to Cambridgeshire and Peterborough. Read more >>>

Sajid Javid ends North East devolution deal

Devolution for the north-east of England is "off the table", communities’ secretary Sajid Javid has said. Read more >>>


Local and national groups gather to discuss sector’s role in devolution

Sector organisations have met to agree a set of principles to ensure English devolution deals work for people and their communities. Read more >>>

Health & Social Care

The NHS can’t afford to be scared to talk about change

Services are going through major changes that aim to help make them more efficient and better at delivering tailored support. Read more >>>

Tech giant IBM and Harrow Council team up to provide ‘world first’ social care innovation

Harrow Council and technology giant IBM have joined forces to provide an innovative ‘first-of-its-kind’ social care managing system to residents in the borough and beyond. Read more >>>

Pan-Dorset Health and Social Care Academy launched at Bournemouth University (BU)

More than 50 guests attended the launch of the Pan-Dorset Academy of Health and Social Care at BU's Executive Business Centre (EBC). Read more >>>

Applications to NICE’s (National Institute for Health and Care Excellence) prestigious Fellows and Scholars Programme are open

Both NICE Fellowships and NICE Scholarships are opportunities for health and social care professionals working across the UK to learn more about NICE. Read more >>>

Can robots handle your healthcare?

An ageing demographic in many leading economies means that governments expect a huge increase in the demand for ‘carebots’ in health and social care. But is the technology up to the task? Read more >>>

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