The final chapter summarises the conclusions from chapters three to five. Fire and rescue services are currently having to contend with a data-poor operating environment (Chapter 3); an inadequate national framework, which has eschewed some of the lessons from previous frameworks (Chapter 4), and a new inspectorate and inspections regime that are at best, at an early stage of development (Chapter 5). Theresa May's vision of a new and revitalised performance management regime based on better data, a renewed purpose, with improved governance and accountability has been severely damaged and tarnished in the course of implementation. The authors suggest what the government needs to do to get back on track.
Murphy, P., Lakoma, K., Eckersley, P., Glennon, R., Murphy, P., Lakoma, K., Eckersley, P. and Glennon, R. (2020), "A Glass Half-empty or a Glass Half-full?: Conclusions, Reflections and Reactions", Rebuilding the Fire and Rescue Services, Emerald Publishing Limited, pp. 125-139. https://doi.org/10.1108/978-1-83867-755-820201007Download as .RIS
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