APSE performance networks is the largest voluntary public sector benchmarking service in the UK. It enables more than 200 local authorities and other organisations across England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales to share information, manage performance, improve, innovate and excel. Performance networks has been collecting performance data on key indicators for frontline service areas since 1999.
Benefits of performance networks membership
Members of performance networks find knowledge from our unique peer comparator benchmarking system invaluable in meeting challenges faced by local government. They receive regular reports on their service areas including; personalised performance indicator reports; performance and profile information on other councils; summary reports on topics including data ranges, case studies on good performance, direction of travel reports and trend analysis. They benefit from specialist support including; access to our members' only web portal; free data completion and validator training; peer support visits; one-to-one training from APSE advisors; and dedicated data completion helpline assistance. They also take part in special benchmarking meetings run by APSE advisors and process benchmarking meetings on cost reduction and service improvement.
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If you have recently joined Performance Networks or would like some help on how to complete the data templates, we offer free data completion training. This training session helps in both understanding the performance networks reports and activities as well as more technical training on completing the data templates. Download a flyer here to find out more.
Once you have completed and submitted your data you will receive the full suite of APSE reports. At this stage you may wish to learn a little more on how to use the data and reports you have received. To assist with this we have data usage training sessions available, again these are free of charge. Click here to download more information and to book a session.