Useful links

A range of resources are freely available for supporting shared services and collaborative working. Some of these are set out below. Please get in touch if you have suggestions for additional ones.

Rethinking Service Delivery Volume Three: Shared Service and Public/Public Partnerships:

www.communities.gov.uk/publications/localgovernment/rethinkingservicedelivery3

Structures for Collaboration and Shared Services: www.communities.gov.uk/publications/localgovernment/structurescollaboration

The Cabinet Office’s Shared Services Toolkit can be found at:
www.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/cio/shared_services/toolkit.aspx

Advice on procurement and commissioning issues can be found from the Local Partnerships website (including various outputs from the 4Ps):
www.localpartnerships.org.uk

Shared Service Architects have a range of useful resources, including a comprehensive library of shared service links:

http://www.sharedservicearchitects.co.uk/resources.php?a=s

The Scottish Government also provides useful line material on shared services:
www.scotland.gov.uk/Topics/Government/PublicServiceReform/efficientgovernment/SharedServices