The Joint Commissioning Panel for Mental Health and The Centre for Sustainable Healthcare in the United Kingdom have released the report, Guidance for commissioners of financially, environmentally and socially sustainable mental health services (future proofing services) (PDF 2.7MB). The guide, “supports commissioners, local health authorities and providers to think broadly, but practically, about building sustainable, resilient communities that have the potential, over time, to reduce mental ill health.”
ACEVO, a network in the United Kingdom comprising charity and social enterprise leaders have released the research report, Remaking the State (PDF 1.5MB). The Commission examined key challenges for government including how to achieve a balance between high quality service delivery and long term savings, and how the system can better support vulnerable people.
The Local Government Association (LGA) in the United Kingdom have published four related report on the topic on public service transformation using digital tools. The reports are:
–Delivering better local online transactional services (PDF 530kb)
–Transforming local services through digital (PDF 270kb)
–Developing local digital leadership skills and capacity (PDF 190kb)
–Implementing programme leadership and support for local digital (PDF 190kb)
The United States Government Accountability Office have published the report, Information security : federal agencies need to better protect sensitive data (PDF 350kb). The report, “summarizes threats and information security weaknesses in federal systems.”
The True Colours Trust in the United Kingdom recently commissioned Demos to produce the report, Life to the full : care and support in the UK for disabled children and children with life-limiting and life-threatening conditions (PDF 1.6MB). The report is designed to provide, “details of the changing landscape, the gaps in service provision, examples of best practice across the sector, the current policy framework, and opportunities for strategic funding in the future.”
The Department of Employment has published the report, Evaluation of Work for the Dole, 2014-2015 (PDF 1.8MB). “The results and analysis presented in this report is guided by an Evaluation Framework for the overarching project, agreed to with the Australian Government Department of Employment prior to the evaluation commencing. The four overarching key evaluation questions identified are:
-What if any impact has the WfD2014-15 programme had on the referral of job seekers to WfD2014-15 or other activities and their commencement in those activities? (Mutual Obligation objective)
Has the supply of activities under WfD2014-15 been sufficient to meet demand?
-Has WfD2014-15 provided suitable work-like experiences for eligible job seekers?
-Is WfD2014-15 associated with improved employability?
The Institute for Government has released the report, Whitehall monitor. The Coalition in 163 charts (PDF 12MB). The report aims to provide, ” an overview of developments [under the Coalition government since 2010] under the categories of context, inputs, outputs and outcomes.” Chapter 11 of the report examines developments in the digital transformation space.
The Cabinet Office and the Government Digital Service (GDS) press release, New ministerial group created to drive through digital reforms, announced the creation of the Ministerial Group on Government Digital Technology.
The Independent Review of Whole-of-Government Internal Regulation. Report to the Secretaries Committee on Transformation. Volume 1, Recommendations (PDF 520kb) and the Independent Review of Whole of Government Internal Regulation. Report to the Secretaries Committee on Transformation. Volume 2, Assessment of Key Regulatory Areas (PDF 1.1MB) have been released. The review also known as the Belcher Red Tape Review had the following objectives:
“-identify regulations that can be ceased or modified
-assess the need for, and impact of, regulations against a set of common principles
-recommend minimum levels of regulation required for entities to meet the needs of government and the public, and
-assess the culture of departments and selected entities with regards to the creation and removal of self-imposed requirements; identify characteristics and examples of good culture and practice, and make recommendations for structural and cultural improvements.”