What’s On

November 22, 2016
November 22, 2016
  • 10:10-10:40
    Introducing the desktop of the future

    Cloud based technology is changing the way we work. Cloud Technology Solutions believe that this technology goes beyond enabling employees the flexibility to work securely from anywhere, instead giving organisations the ability to transform their whole working culture.

    This immersive demo will give you an insight into how this type of transformation is already having a huge impact on the way employees work within the public sector and beyond. Join us to see how these changes can transform the way your organisation and its people operate and the cost benefits it can deliver.

    • G Suite in action - a look at collaborative working on documents across users, sharing of folders, chat messaging and Video Hangouts for virtual meetings
    • An introduction to RingCentral’s audiobridge remote calling features, which allows an employee to no longer be tied to one desk
    • Demonstrating Okta’s single sign on platform, giving secure remote access for users from any device, anywhere
  • 11:05-11:35
    A customer’s guide to water procurement

    Water Plus is a new water retailer in the English and Scottish water market. Formed following a joint venture between Severn Trent and United Utilities, the business is backed by great people, supporting customers with a personal approach.

    We’ll be with our customers every drop of the way, understanding your needs and making sure you have an easy and hassle-free experience where water and wastewater are concerned.

    • Introduction to Water Plus
    • What’s happening in the English water market
    • A competitive overview of the market
    • How to maximise the benefits of the change in the water market
  • 12:00-12:30
    Tackling social isolation through physical activity with GoodGym

    GoodGym are a charity working with local authorities and other public sector partners to push emerging social innovations and strengthen both individual and community resilience, while mobilising people to get more involved in their local area.

    • How GoodGym and partner authorities are working together to reduce isolation amongst older people and get people active
    • Addressing the challenge of capturing multiple outcomes, for multiple services around a single intervention
    • Balancing financial sustainability with sustaining relationships and impact post-commissioning
  • 12:40-13:00
    The future of commissioning and public service transformation

    The Public Service Transformation Academy design and deliver exceptional leadership programmes to build capacity to transform public services. They have taken over the running of the Cabinet Office’s Commissioning Academy, the government’s acclaimed suite of leadership development programmes for commissioners of public services.

    • Understanding the skills needed for effective public service transformation
    • How can skills be built and shared?
    • How are we learning from the past?
  • 13:10-13:40
    Sustainable income and financial resilience for local authorities

    Specialising in all aspects of public sector finance, CIPFA work to ensure local authorities stand up for sound fiscal management and exemplary governance. The sustainability of local government finance is crucial to the long term ambitions and plans for the transformation and delivery of everyday services in the public sector.

    • What does financial resilience look like?
    • Understanding the options for councils becoming more commercial
    • Opportunities for alternative service delivery and partnership working
    • Exploring the top tips for reducing costs and the support CIPFA proved for the sector
  • 14:00-14:30
    Delivering local housing projects through collaborative partnerships

    The Homes and Communities Agency plays a pivotal role in supporting the delivery of affordable and market housing and is helping Government and local authorities to pioneer new ideas to deliver more. If the government’s ambition for 1 million new homes by 2020 is to be met, then greater cross sector innovation and collaboration has to be a priority.

    • Understanding local and national barriers to house building and tailoring solutions to boost housing supply
    • How partnerships between public and private sectors can stimulate new projects
    • Future financing of affordable and market housing
  • 14:50-15:20
    Delivering real, repeat value for digital businesses

    In a world of compliance, publicly funded growth initiatives have to work hard to deliver a customer centric model that satisfies wider stakeholders and delivers real value to this fast paced sector. Hear how the GM Business Growth Hub has used collaboration and community to position themselves within the digital, creative and tech sectors in order to drive growth and build a reputation for quality product.

  • 15:40-16:10
    Embedding commercialism into the workforce

    The ambitious programme of workforce transformation generated £4 million in revenue during 2014 for Nottingham City Council, and resulted in significant cost reductions across many departments as well as improved customer satisfaction rates amongst service users.

    • Implementing a more business-like approach to council activities and interaction with customers
    • Creating an environment for commercial success where the workforce are encouraged to think innovatively and empowered to implement change
    • Learning from our successes and applying them across the organisation and all of our companies and assets
    • The innovative steps taken to boost employee engagement and retention across the council, leading to the council winning a 2015 Personnel Today Award
November 22, 2016
  • Police, Crime & Justice sessions:
  • 10:00-10:30
    Delivering an effective local hate crime strategy

    With Home Office figures indicating an increase in hate crime across England and Wales, and a significant rise since the UK's vote to leave the European Union, there is a growing need for local authorities and government to tackle instances of hate. Councillor Nigel Murphy will provide an update on the progress of delivering Manchester’s Hate Crime Strategy 2016-2019.

    • Discussing the progress of Manchester's strategy to prevent hate crime across the region
    • Understanding the benefits of cooperative working with partners across voluntary and community sector organisations, independent advisory groups and registered providers
    • Ensuring the local workforce is equipped to effectively prevent and respond to crimes relating to race, religion, sexual orientation, disability, trans or alternative subcultures
  • 10:50-11:20
    Justice Data Lab: Opening up government data to tackle reoffending

    By improving access to data and analysis, the public sector can develop tools for finding efficiencies and increasing the impact of services. The Justice Data Lab is an MOJ initiative which is leading the way on data access for programmes in the justice sector. NPC is also working to apply the Justice Data Lab model in the fields of education, health and work.

    • Exploring the innovative Justice Data Lab (JDL), how it works, what it has told us so far and the vision for future development
    • The wider potential of open data as a tool to track and improve performance across policing, justice and the wider public sector
    • Why we need to put pressure on Government to help us access data that will help us better support people's lives
    • The role of digital transformation in opening up the social sector to enable more collaboration and joined up working
  • 11:40-12:10
    Budgetary autonomy in HM Prison Service: An insight from trailblazer HM Prison Holme House

    Trailblazer prisons are experiencing the biggest shake up to their operations since Victorian times. Prison Governors will have new financial and legal freedoms to set how the prison budgets are spent, as well as the power to develop partnerships for improved prisoner and rehabilitation services.

    • The financial challenges facing the sector and the impact of the government’s latest prison reform strategy
    • Exploring how these reforms will affect the operations of the North East trailblazing site HM Prison Holme House
    • Discussing the implications of increased budgetary autonomy and business management for the future of the UK’s criminal justice management
  • 12:30-13:00
    Multi-force shared services: Finding savings through collaborative partnerships

    Improving spending visibility and management, as well as driving savings through multi-force supply chains, has led to significant savings for Cheshire Police. Strengthened collaborations have also enabled the streamlining of back office support functions whilst preserving control and accountability.

    • Learn more about the value driving potential of shared facilities and services in the public sector as an effective alternative to outsourcing
    • Exploring how the multi-force shared service has achieved improvements in service provisions and in driving back office transformation
    • Utilising the successful solutions gained from collaborating with partners to drive greater efficiency
  • Health & Social Care sessions:
  • 13:20-13:50
    Northumberland Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust: The changing face of the Trust project

    Ensuring estates and buildings are fit for purpose, cost effective and energy efficient is a priority for the NHS. Hear from 2014 Estates Manager of Year Malcolm Aiston about how the Northumberland Tyne and Wear NHS FT team have introduced innovative commissioning and construction methods to develop a sustainable approach to property.

    • Reviewing the impact of the big data revolution in driving estates and services improvement projects
    • The commissioning and paying of estates and building services: the importance of public-private partnerships that have led to more innovative commissioning and construction methods
    • Improving inpatient accommodation conditions from 5 - 10% condition in 2006 to 90% - 95% in 2014
    • Exploring the 13 new successful developments including the award-winning £50 million Hopewood project
  • 14:10-14:40
    Global exemplar: The Salford Digital Health Enterprise

    Developing digital capability across the NHS has established itself as a key priority within government. Salford Royal are one of the 12 ‘global exemplar’ trusts for digital skills, as announced by Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt in September. The Wachter Review outlined the role of CCIOs to oversee and coordinate NHS clinical digitisation efforts, and so Dr Gareth Thomas will outline plans developing a successful digital health enterprise, including with the utilisation of further government funding.

    • Pioneering best practice in digital healthcare
    • Promoting high quality leadership to develop a digital workforce
    • Improving services through health informatics and technological advances
  • 15:00-15:30
    Future-proofing the healthcare workforce with strengthened leadership

    Strengthening the leadership and management of healthcare services is needed in order for professionals to continue delivering world-class care and build sustainability and longevity into everyday services. Hear from Health Education England about how to ensure the workforce are led with efficiency, compassion and a shared vision for the future.

    • Implementing creative and flexible solutions in response to the recruitment and staffing challenges facing the NHS workforce
    • Establishing what the management and leadership priorities of the NHS are: the duty of line-managers and clinical leaders
    • Transforming collective leadership and supporting new models of change and service delivery
    • Building team resilience and flexibility in the workforce with a long-term, multi-faceted approach to development
  • 15:50-16:20
    Transforming local health and social care systems: how social investment partnerships can help

    Many local health and social care systems are struggling to develop better preventative and community based services. On top of funding constraints, many local authorities and CCGs lack capacity to innovate, are unable to transfer good practice between areas, and have insufficient management resource to effectively mobilise new services. Social investment partnerships can meet these barriers by bringing together expertise and finance, developing better responses to population need.

    • Seeking to understand problems and co-develop innovative responses
    • Bringing significant expertise in backing social start-ups and payment-by-outcome contracts
    • Using partnership and risk-sharing agreements to incentivise delivery
    • Lending rigour and contribute management capacity to ensure that services meet their potential
November 22, 2016
  • The Devolution Hot Seat features one-on-one discussions regarding the challenges and opportunities of devolution. Regional leadership, digital innovation and infrastructure are among the themes discussed, in addition to local growth and promoting value for money. There will also be questions from the audience.
  • Hosted by Arif Ansari

    Arif Ansari became BBC's North West political editor in 2009 and soon took on the role of host of Sunday Politics North West. In addition to BBC North West Tonight, Arif has reported for Newsnight, Radio 4 and the Ten o'clock News, as well as contributing to national election programmes.

  • 10:00-10:25
    INFRASTRUCTURE: Encouraging investment and improving connectivity across the North
    • Discussing the TfN-commissioned Northern Powerhouse Independent Economic Review and the potential for 850,000 more jobs and a £97m economic boost by 2050
    • Identifying opportunities where ‘pan-Northern’ effort can support existing ‘local’ activities
    • Improving the wider economic ‘ecosystem’ in the North of England, of which transport is a vital part
  • 10:40-11:05
    DIGITAL: Promoting innovation to make smarter use of technology and data
    • Utilising the opportunity for local government digital reform in line with devolution
    • Exploring how local authorities can work together to create truly digital services for their citizens
  • 12:00-12:25
    FOCUS: Discussing the optimum scale of approach for devolution across the North
    • How the diversity and agility of medium-sized cities gives them an advantage over larger cities in developing a larger range of approaches at greater pace
    • What are the opportunities for cities big and small across the North in the run up to the exit from the European Union?
    • What role does Northern identity play in developing regional economies?
  • 13:30-13:55
    GROWTH: Understanding the opportunities and responsibilities for effective devolution
    • Promoting sustainable and balanced growth through power being brought closer to local communities as a result of devolution
    • Breaking down the old Whitehall silos to make the case for the transfer of further powers to local areas
    • The need for local areas to own policy, undertake service delivery and make funding decisions through strong governance arrangements and ever closer integration
  • 14:30-14:55
    LEADERSHIP: The importance of effective leaders in UK city growth
    • How decisions being made at city level can best respond to local concerns
    • The role of the mayor as an important first step in building towards a stronger, more powerful city entity
    • After Brexit: How can cities across international borders collaborate to build alliances and influence industry?
  • 15:30-15:55
    FINANCE: Promoting financial autonomy for improved local government services
    • Promoting a more efficient council infrastructure and improved public services to ensure devolution is of value to the taxpayer
    • How local authorities can maximise value for money
    • Accountability in a devolved landscape
November 22, 2016
November 22, 2016

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