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GP support in care homes reduces unplanned hospital attendances by 25%

Over the past 18 months, GPs across Gloucestershire have been delivering an ‘enhanced service’ for older people living in care homes, resulting in a significant fall in hospital visits. The health authority also recorded a reduc...

Jisc’s battle for Britain’s shared IT services: the beginning of the end?

The “bet is off” on UK higher education’s main technology body Jisc definitely continuing beyond the next government spending review, according to its chief executive. Martyn Harrow also reached for Winston Churchill&rsquo...

Greater Manchester devolution referendum rejected

Calls for a Greater Manchester referendum on devolution, to avoid "a massive democratic deficit", have been rejected by council leaders. Wake Up Wigan (WUW) wants an area-wide vote on whether an elected mayor and other devolved powers are wan...

The Changing Landscape For Local Government

This is a 2 minute video summary of the direction of local government as it talks about merger and partnership as key to future delivery. Watch the video >>>

Watch: Game of Thrones spoof shames ‘unfair’ council funding

Councils are warning that ‘winter is coming’ for budget cuts in a new Game of Thrones parody unveiled by England’s cities. Devised by town hall group SIGOMA, the ‘Game of Cuts’ spoof portrays Lord Ned Starp of...