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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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Read the first “published” STPs here

October 28, 2016 By Article

The week after the latest submission deadline for NHS England’s Sustainability and Transformation Plans has seen a trickle of information emerging into the public domain as, partners in three of…

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MJ magazine in the doghouse with us today

October 21, 2016 By Article

Their article wrongly says I initiated the FOIA request to see Hampshire’s STP plans. Not Guilty, your Honour. Does anyone know a good libel barrister? (Actually, the journalist Sam Claydon…

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STP Submission Day – is consensus possible?

October 21, 2016 By Article

Three reflections on the day that 44 NHS ‘footprint’ areas in England submit plans for the future of Health and Social Care. It has been an ambitious process Critics have…

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The Importance of Social Media in a Public Consultation

October 20, 2016 By Article

Last week Remarkable Engagement and tCI organised a Breakfast Briefing on Social Media and the Planning Consultation Process. Remarkable Engagement ran a survey and contacted 1,401 councillors across Great Britain…

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Do we really need yet another Airports consultation?

October 19, 2016 By Article

Eyebrows have been raised from the business community and others who feel a decision on this controversy is long overdue. They think that the 70,000 responses given to Howard Davies’…

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End of life matters – is this the ultimate Consultation?

October 17, 2016 By Article

Death and dying touches all our lives, and as I’ve got older I’ve had friends and relatives die at ages from 32 to 102. Under 70 has been rare but…

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7 days to STP submissions – are we all in this together?

October 14, 2016 By Article

Seven more days to go – and all over England in 44 ‘footprint’ areas, hugely significant plans are being submitted that can affect the NHS and social care in your…

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