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The Network Issue 17

Cover of The Network magazine

Happy New Year to all our friends out there in the Region. The festive period may be over but there's still one present left for you to unwrap.

There's a lot of good reading to be had in the latest edition of The Network, so make it your New Year's resolution to learn more about the Region and the people working in it.

Two years of bridging the GAP for hospice patients

GAP volunteers and hospice satff

The Government Access Point project, which takes services to hospice patients and their families at a difficult time, is celebrating its second birthday. As a project manager, I can say that we’ve come a long way since an enthusiastic handful of volunteers from across the Civil Service first got together to discuss the idea. Starting with a blank sheet of paper, we have now developed a project that is leading the way in new ways of working and providing government services in different, innovative ways.

Networking continues improvement

Delegate writes on board as colleagues look on

“Don’t even think about it – just do it!” A recorded address from John Manzoni, the Civil Service CEO, encouraged colleagues to get involved with Civil Service Local and help make a difference to citizens. Colleagues at a Continuous Improvement event in Manchester took him at his word, as I found out.

Leadership Strategy

Sir Jeremy Heywood, Cabinet Secretary and Head of the Civil Service has written to launch the consultation on the Leadership Strategy. As part of that consultation Civil Service Local are hosting Discovery Sessions or focus groups across the country. The first …