Weekend public sector news round-up – 04.12.17

Here’s some of the latest public sector news headlines, blogs and updates from the weekend:

Scottish GP leaders vote in favour on key aspect of new contract – Pulse Today
The majority of GP representatives attending a special LMCs conference think that the new Scottish GP contract addresses the key issues of sustainable funding, reduced risk, attractiveness of the profession and reduced workload.

NHS England: Waiting targets will be missed without cuts to other services – Local Government Chronicle
NHS England has warned that elective waiting time standards “will not be fully funded and met” next year unless there are cuts to services such as mental health, cancer and primary care
Budget 2017 – What has the Chancellor done for public services? PWC blog
Nick C Jones blogs on the Autumn Budget 2017 and considers what it means for the public sector.

New care models point to a better future for patients and staff – The Kings Fund blog
Last week I had the privilege of visiting new care models in Dorset, Hampshire, Surrey and Buckinghamshire in the company of Don Berwick, international visiting fellow at the Fund.