This publication examines the governance and scrutiny of Sustainability and Transformation Plans/Partnerships (STPs). The report is based on research conducted by Jolanta Shields, a doctoral researcher from the University of Manchester, and was funded by the Economic and Social Research Council. Eighteen semi-structured interviews were carried out with STP leaders, communication and engagement leads, chairs of health scrutiny and other stakeholders. The report examines what has worked well and what has been less successful and makes five recommendations to improve the governance of sustainability and transformation plans.Read More
A practice guide for local government scrutiny about the best ways to understand and use evidence jointly produced by The Centre for Public Scrutiny (CfPS), the Society of Local Authority Chief Executives and Senior Managers (Solace) and The Alliance for Useful Evidence (supported by Nesta). Good evidence is the backbone of good scrutiny. Without it, making effective recommendations is impossible. But it is one of the trickiest things to get right. This report sets out the importance of evidence based decision making in local government policy, how to understand and use evidence effectively in scrutiny, and guides on where to find ‘good’ evidence.