Category Archives: Guest Blogger

A Shared Vision

Hello PPMA members and friends We have another post in our series looking at the challenges and opportunities around the integration of Heath and Social care and Cath McCarty, Head of HR and Head of Adult Services at North Yorkshire Council looks at the good work being undertaken by North Yorkshire and a number of [...]

The Challenge Ahead With Health and Social Care Integration

Hello PPMA members and friends Izzi Seccombe is chair of the LGA’s community and wellbeing board and leader of Warwickshire CC and she believes that Health and social care is more important now than it’s ever been. In our blog post this week she talks about the challenges and opportunities the integration of these two [...]

Facing the Facts

Hello PPMA members and friends Our blog post this week is from Julian Mellor, Programme Manager – Integrated Care at Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust/Health Education England, and Prof Guy Daly, Executive Dean of Faculty of Health and Life Sciences at Coventry University. Julian and Guy summarise the findings of a multi-year study into [...]

Hard Facts and HR

Hello PPMA members and friends Yvonne Skingle, Director, Executive Search at Penna and Tom Baker, Business Development Direct at BT Global Services both believe that customer and staff information needs to be more closely aligned in an era where data is more important than ever and in our blog post this week, they share their [...]

Let’s Keep the Wheels Turning

Karen Camilleri, Sector Lead Transport and Infrastructure at Penna is our guest blogger this week and she gives us a transport recruiter’s perspective on the impact of devolution. “Increasingly in our engagement with clients we are receiving a wealth of enquiries that are centred around exploring how public sector bodies are going to work through [...]

Integration Nation

Hello PPMA members and friends Mike Emmerich, Founding Director at Metro Dynamincs and previously CX of New Economy in Manchester and central to the Manchester devolution deal, writes our blog post this week. Mike looks at the important role of distributed leadership in tackling the challenge of health and social care. “I would be very [...]

Make Local Focal to Devolution

Hello PPMA members and friends Mark Hawthorne, Leader at Gloucestershire County Council is our guest blogger this week and he urges central government to tap into the ‘energy and enthusiasm’ of local government if devolution proposals are to succeed. “Devolution is one of those words that we in local government have a habit of latching [...]

Learning the Lessons

Hello PPMA members and friends Paul Medd, Chief Executive at Fenland District Council looks at what we can learn from this prolonged period of austerity and how renewed skill sets are vital to ensure devolution can be successful. “For what seems like an eternity now, local government and its public sector partners have been subject [...]

The Time to Talk is Now!

Hello PPMA member and friends Our guest writer this week is Sarah Messenger, Head of Workforce at the LGA and she talks about how the Government needs to provide strong assistance in dealing with the workforce issues associated with devolution. “Everybody agrees that sustainable change will only be achieved by involving and engaging people. Frontline [...]

The Likely Impact of the New Policy on Apprenticeships for Local Government

Hello PPMA members and friends The Government’s new policy on Apprenticeships has been well publicised in the press and the Workforce Team at the LGA, have recently produced their May Workforce News Podcast that looks in more detail at the possible implications and impact for local authorities. Hosted by Luann Donald, LGA’s Senior Workforce Advisor, [...]