Thursday 2nd June, 2011
CfPS 2011: Accountability, transparency & commissioning – delivering for people & places
CfPS announces shortlist for the Good Scrutiny Awards 2011
Please note: Competitive conference rates for CfPS 2011 are available on our dedicated website.
Increasingly, the way services are commissioned will define how public services are delivered. GP consortia will commission local health services from a wide range of providers and the NHS Commissioning Board will commission primary care and specialised services. A number of councils are exploring “enabling” status, contracting out the delivery of the bulk of their services. Across the public sector, a push towards shared services arrangements will see organisations coming together to commission services jointly. The Big Society has the potential to profoundly change the way public services are delivered.
In this new landscape, where do effective scrutiny and accountability fit in? If services are going to be defined more and more by commissioning and contracting arrangements, how can we ensure these arrangements are transparent, inclusive and accountable?
These questions and many others will be explored at next year’s CfPS conference. Our 9th annual conference will focus on commissioning – examining the key issues of transparency, involvement and accountability. With services being delivered by a far wider range of organisations, effective governance will become more of a challenge. CfPS 2011 will address how non–executives across the public sector can face these challenges head on. Our dedicated conference website will be up and running shortly, please look out for the link on our front page.
Good Scrutiny Awards 2011
The Centre for Public Scrutiny’s Good Scrutiny Awards recognise and reward non–executives across the public sector. Next year’s awards will focus on accountability and transparency and the contribution that non–executives make to achieving value for money.
The categories are:
- Community influence
- Raising the profile
- Value for money
- Joint working
- Non–executive of the year
- Team of the year
- Overall impact (this will not be a separate category but will be chosen by the judges from amongst the shortlisted entries to the other awards)
The Awards will be presented at CfPS’s 2011 annual conference: Accountability, transparency & commissioning – delivering for people & places, during the awards dinner at the Novotel London West.
The shortlisted entries will be invited to showcase their work in the Successful Scrutiny Zone at CfPS 2011 and will be offered one discounted delegate pass to the conference on 2 June 2011.
Scrutiny Exchange Live!
After making such a huge impact at last years event, CfPS is bringing the online scrutiny exchange network to life once again in 2011.
Scrutiny Exchange Live will be your forum to network with each other and to engage with our sponsors. Receive the latest information and hear about the latest technology and solutions from leading organisations involved in scrutiny. For more information please visit our dedicated website which will be live shortly.
How to book:
Novotel London West