Mental health providers should adopt quality improvement to improve patient care, a new report from The King’s Fund finds. Quality improvement, the continual change of services through testing, measuring, reviewing and refining, is becoming increasingly common in NHS organisations. But the report finds that while mental health providers are increasingly adopting this […]

Mental health providers should adopt ‘quality improvement’

Lancashire County Council has published a report into how public services in the county could be reformed. The report, produced for the council by professional services firm PwC, suggests how services could work together more efficiently, focusing on individuals and the neighbourhoods they live in, while tackling the financial challenges […]

Report into possible new public sector model for Lancashire published

Grange Valley Primary School has started 2017 in the best possible way after receiving an ‘outstanding’ Ofsted report. Inspectors visited Grange Valley mid-November (2016) and were so impressed with what they found, they scored the previously ‘good’ Haydock school as outstanding across all areas. Key findings from the glowing report […]

‘Outstanding’ start to 2017 for Grange Valley Primary School

Responding to the Children’s Society “Good Childhood Report 2016”, Cllr Izzi Seccombe, the Local Government Association’s Portfolio Holder for Community Wellbeing, said: “To ensure children suffering with mental health are fully supported, we need a joint approach that includes every organisation involved in a young person’s life, such as schools, […]

Councils respond to Children’s Society ‘Good Childhood report 2016’

Newton-le-Willows Primary School was delighted to learn it had achieved ‘good’ status from Ofsted in a recent report by the national school performance watchdog. The school’s positive progress was noted as good across all categories, including effectiveness of leadership and management; quality of teaching, learning and assessment; personal development, behaviour […]

Newton-le-Willows Primary achieves ‘good’ Ofsted report