How e-business transforms public sector services in the UK
The report examines how the delivery of public services has been transformed by e-business and examines the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead of both central government departments and local councils.
The moment of truth for public services across Europe
The EP Intergroup on public services and the influential daily Europolitics organised a high-level conference called 'Public services in Europe: the moment of truth', at the European Parliament in Brussels. ACCA, represented by Gillian Fawcett, head of public sector, was invited to speak at the roundtable chaired by MEP Francoise Castex, chair of the Intergroup.
Introducing collaboration technology as a multi-dimensional solution to the handover process
Sharon Cannaby, October 2013. This report describes the progress of University Hospitals of Leicester (UHL) in transforming clinical handover on the surgical wards from a disorganised and often frenzied process to one that complies with best clinical practice.
Sharon Cannaby, April 2013. This paper provides an oversight into some of the key issues facing the health sector in Zambia and describes the role professionally qualified accountants can play in delivering the country’s health agenda.
Sharon Cannaby, April 2013. This report provides an oversight into some of the key issues facing the health sector in Ghana and describes the role professionally qualified accountants can play in achieving the country’s health goals.
Sharon Cannaby, August 2012. This paper brings together the views of senior ACCA members around the world on the key challenges facing healthcare systems globally.
The discussions provide an interesting insight into some of the country-specific issues facing healthcare delivery around the world.
Sustainability reporting matters: what are national governments doing about it?
Hannah Jones, December 2010. This paper makes a number of recommendations for national governments and organisations that are responsible for developing guidelines and frameworks for sustainability reporting in the future.
Improving public sector financial management in developing countries and emerging economies
Gillian Fawcett, June 2010. This paper explores common issues, lessons learnt and effective practice through a number of case studies where ACCA has worked with a range of governments, regulators and stakeholders from Botswana, Pakistan, Vietnam, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
Gillian Fawcett, January 2010. This paper examines the utility of technocratic techniques for addressing social objectives, with specific reference to examples of public service agreement targets (PSAs) set by the UK government for addressing inequalities. It also sets out to provide a better understanding of the relationship between resources committed and benefits achieved. It outlines how target setting, the quality of information, and cost-benefit analysis can be strengthened to support performance measures for addressing inequalities in the UK.
ACCA, September 2002. A survey of ACCA members working in the UK public sector has shown that public sector accountants do not generally believe that the Public Finance Initiative (PFI) provides value for money for the public sector.