Transformation and innovation in local government with Havering Council recording 12:00 noon. Paul Tonks in conversation with Susie Faulkner Assistant Director Transformation LB Havering. Havering Council’s transformation programme includes many components including use of artificial intelligence in transactional services; a behaviour change programme, procurement and supply chain management, systems thinking & process review and re-shaping social care.
Regulating for Responsible Technology 13:00 Catherine Miller Director of Policy at Doteveryone in conversation with Vicky Sargent about how their work with technologists, regulators, policymakers, consumer bodies, civil society groups, academics and ethicists led to ideas about how society can rethink regulation for the digital age, including the practical steps policymakers might take to achieve this.
Countering Fraud in the London Borough of Barnet 14:00 Rachael Tiffen, Director, Local Government at Cifas in conversation with Clair Green who is Assurance Director at LB Barnet. Clair’s responsibilities include the leadership of the Council’s Counter Fraud, Internal Audit and Assurance functions. Clair has considerable operational experience of both criminal, financial and civil investigations, audit and internal controls, she is also Barnet’s Whistleblowing and Money Laundering Reporting Officer.
HR and organisational development in innovative, creative public services 15:00 Leatham Green, PPMA Interim Executive Director, is founder of the Mindful HR Centre and a highly respected and a multiple award winning public sector HRD Director in conversation with Jenny O’Neill, Head of Organisational Development and Learning at Buckinghamshire County Council, who is also PPMA lead on the future workforce.
We were up in Birmingham on Friday at the University of Birmingham recording a couple of programmes for West Midlands ADASS.
Regional representatives of health and social care organisations have formed the West Midlands Workforce Alliance. The idea is to encourage and enable a more joined up approach to tackling the challenges of:
Recruiting and retaining the growing number of frontline staff needed to care for an ageing population
Supporting the sort of leadership that is needed within two interdependent sectors (health and social care) that share goals and need to work in partnership but are very differently organised, managed and governed
Getting the best from digital systems deployed for the management and delivery of care, and also for self-care by people being cared for
A roundtable meeting to discuss issues and plan future action was hosted by Birmingham University on 5th July 2019. There were three key topics under discussion:
People & organisations attending:
Brendan Clifford, Wolverhampton Council Catherine Nolan, WMADASS Denise Vittorino, NHS Confederation Elaine Carolan, Worcestershire County Council James Drewry, Skills for Care Joanne McCormack, NICE Jon Glasby, Birmingham University Lynn Turner, Health Education England Lynne Bowers, WMADASS Marc Greenwood, Coventry City Council Patricia M Daley, Birmingham City Council Pete Jackson, WMADASS Renny Wodynska, Skills for Care Richard James, Shropshire Council Robin Miller, University of Birmingham Tony Davis, WMAHSN Sherman Wong, WMADASS
Free Thinking programme programme 2 – Chatbots. Paul Tonks calls up Emma Jackson of Monmouthshire County Council and Paul Shepherd of We Build Bots and demands an explanation.
Counter Measures programme 3– Council Fraud. Rachael Tiffen of CIFAS forces the truth from Paul Bradley leader of the Durham counter fraud team responsible for recovering £4.5 million in five years
The Future of Work programme 4 – Nurturing talent in the public sector.Leatham Green, Executive Director of the Public Services People Managers’ Association (PPMA) seeks gainful employment with Fiona McAdoo Associate Director of Organisational Development at LB Camden