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Enough of Experts? Ipsos MORI Veracity Index 2016

December 5, 2016 By Article

tCI’s Remmert Keijzer comments on Ipsos MORI’s annual Veracity Index. “2016 has been full of surprises with Donald Trump winning the US Presidential Election and the UK’s decision to leave…

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Edinburgh Airspace Consultation designated as GOOD PRACTICE by the Institute

December 2, 2016 Article

Edinburgh Airport has completed Phase I of a two-stage consultative process on proposed changes to its Airspace. The Consultation Institute has undertaken a Quality Assurance leading to a GOOD PRACTICE…

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Breaking the STP consultation logjam: now’s the time for Councils to seize the initiative

December 1, 2016 By Article

The play-acting phase seems to be over and most of NHS England’s STP ‘footprints’ have made their draft plans publicly available in one form or another. They are a mixed…

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Post-truth society and public consultation

November 30, 2016 By Article

tCI’s Remmert Keijzer on the influence it will have on running a consultation 2016 is almost coming to an end and we can all agree that it has been a…

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Post-decision consultation is essential – but Barnet’s exercise is sub-standard

November 25, 2016 By Article

Across our desk this week came a widely-reported story about how the London Borough of Barnet’s outsourcing contract with Capita is succeeding to make savings and improve customer service. The…

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The Institute comments on House of Commons’ new briefing paper on Devolution

November 24, 2016 By Article

Remmert Keijzer writes, “In yesterday’s Autumn Statement, Chancellor Philip Hammond reiterated that devolution is still “very much at the heart of this Government.” With a new post-Brexit Government, many local…

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Parliamentary Report on NHS contract failure silent on public/patient involvement

November 18, 2016 By Article

This is a shocking tale and is already the subject of a small consultancy industry. Here is the Commons Public Account Committee (a big beast of SelectCommitteeland) having its say…

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Consultation flaws in a School amalgamation case – important lessons for phased projects

November 17, 2016 By Article

Earlier this summer Denbighshire County Council faced a legal challenge on its plan to merge two schools in the Ruthin area in North Wales. One of the interesting features of the…

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tCI’s views on the King’s Fund STP report

November 15, 2016 By Article

Rhion Jones has been studying yesterday’s Report from the King’s Fund. “Sustainability and Transformation plans in the NHS – how they are being developed in practice?”. Here is the Institute…

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The power of the loudest – disrupting a consultation

November 10, 2016 By Article

Two weeks ago I delivered a presentation at our Local Government Special Interest Group in London about the latest developments in the world of public consultation. I spoke about the…

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