Hello, I am looking for someone to write an article on Public Sector Reforms Initiatives. It needs to be at least 1750 words. With increased spending outlays on public services, the importance of successfully implementing the reform initiatives has become more obvious. It is desirable and possible to achieve substantial results both in terms of the quality of services rendered and in improving the operational efficiencies by a continuous process of reforming. This paper deals with the modernizing agenda of the public sector reforms initiatives with particular emphasis on reforms in healthcare services in the UK.
Published literature on the experience of the government of the UK, Australia and other European countries, and that of professional bodies formed the basis for this paper. The relevant information has been accessed using the Internet and the sources have been duly identified in the body of the text and in the References section.
The public sector can be generally identified as government departments or government-owned corporations. By one definition, “public sector is that portion of a society controlled by national, state or provincial, and local governments…and overlaps with the private sector in providing certain goods and services…the extent of overlap varies from country to country…” (Whatis?com, 2008). According to another, “…in most countries the public sector includes such services as the police, military, public roads, public transit, primary education and healthcare for the poor…” (Investorwords, 2008).
Cowper identifies the public services of the UK as, “…the central government, both civil servants and others in non-departmental public bodies and public corporations, as well as local government, including social services and teachers, the National Health Service, the police and armed forces…” (Cowper, 2008, pp. 4&5).
The public sector is considered as providing services irrespective of the profit .motive in the larger interests of all sections of the society. In democratically run countries, it is constrained by the policies and dictates of the political party in power at any time. Political parties exercise power in the name of the public who are the real owners of the public sector. .