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In this local government executive briefing paper, our principal analyst and former local government CIO Jos Creese shares his thoughts on whether creating a local equivalent to GDS and establishing local government digital standards would be a good idea.

Last week, as part of my work with the Executive Briefing Programme, I attended the LGC and HSJ Integration Summit. From my work with Jos Creese on the Health and Social Care Integration report, I am beginning to understand the vast complexities around this topic and massive challenges that exist. The stakeholders that need to come together are diverse, and would be forgiven fo ...

When considering the priorities for the Executive Briefing Programme (EBP) this year, health and social care integration came top of the list. This was not just because of the political priority currently placed on the topic, or because of the digital transformation challenges it contains, but also the opportunity to make a real difference to the public sector and to the publi ...

Confronting the challenges: Examining the context for integration and understanding the blockers and opportunities.

“General practice is unsustainable as it was for the last 40-50 years”, says Dr. Donal Collins, Clinical Lead for the Multi-Specialty Community Provider (‘Better Local Care’) in Gosport. Better Local Care in Hampshire is one of the New Care Model ‘Vanguards’, set-up to improve and better integrate health and social care. To drive this work forward they have recognised that the ...

It is clear that if councils are to realise the potential benefits of cloud computing, IT leads need to do more than promoting the benefits of cloud – which are increasingly well understood - but in helping to identify, manage and mitigate potential risk. This was the key finding from the recent Eduserv Local Government Executive Briefing Programme workshop at Think Cloud, whi ...

Coinciding with the launch of the most recent Eduserv ‘Local Government Executive Briefing Programme’s (LG EBP) publication – “Shared Services – Getting IT Right”, Bristol City Council hosted a thought-leadership event on the topic this month. It was an interactive session, with insight into the research work by Eduserv and from two outstanding external speakers:  Matt Prosser ...

This week sees the launch of our Local Government Executive Briefing Programme, a new initiative aimed at helping senior decision-makers in local government plan effectively for digitally-enabled service transformation. Leading the initiative will be recently appointed Principal Analyst, Jos Creese, former CIO at Hampshire County Council. Alongside the Eduserv team ...

We're thrilled to have won the Charity Times Better Society Awards Technology Provider of the Year category. This month our CEO, Stephen Butcher attended the Charity Times Better Society awards at the swanky Millenium Hotel, Mayfair. Even better than the tasty dinner was the fact that despite strong competition, we scooped the Technology Provider of the Year awar ...

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