Consultation News

Hospitals reorganisation – by Referendum?

December 7, 2018 Consultation News

TCI Commentary: The media loves a Referendum. Nothing like a good row and a marvellous source of endless copy! So we should not be surprised at this news story. If…

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What ‘legal advice’ really means

December 7, 2018 Consultation News

TCI Commentary: Until this week, it’s likely that few people will have spent time pondering about the interpretation of ‘legal advice’. Yet consultation practitioners often hear a range of professional…

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Guest Article: Engaging the public early on infrastructure is essential, says Armitt

December 7, 2018 Consultation News

In conversation with Andy Walker, National Infrastructure Commission chair Sir John Armitt says that the infrastructure sector needs to engage more effectively with the public to get its message across.…

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Campaigners launch High Court bid to block Oxbridge expressway plans

December 7, 2018 Consultation News

Wildlife campaigners have formally launched a High Court challenge to government plans for a new Oxford to Cambridge expressway. The Department for Transport (DfT) announced its preferred corridor for the…

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Councillors ‘call-in’ fire service proposal before consultation is launched

December 7, 2018 Consultation News

A rethink has been ordered for plans to cut fire crew sizes and replace fire engines with 4×4 vehicles. Liberal Democrat councillors have asked that the draft Integrated Risk Management…

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Another legal bid launched against Council’s SEND cuts

December 7, 2018 Consultation News

Parents have begun a legal challenge against a cash-strapped council over cuts to services for children with special needs and disabilities (Send). Conservative-run Somerset County Council announced £28m of major…

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MP’s back 14,000+ signed petition against walk-in centre closure

December 3, 2018 Consultation News

THE CAMPAIGN to prevent Wirral health chiefs closing down five minor injury walk-in centres is gathering pace. A petition against plans to shut the facilities has now been signed by…

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Guest Article: How to manage panic engagement?

December 3, 2018 Article, Consultation News

As community engagement professionals many of us will have experienced the panic and dread of having to put together a last-minute consultation. Whether it’s being stopped at 4.45pm on a…

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Essex NHS changes referred to Ministers – will other STPs face similar challenges?

November 30, 2018 Consultation News

TCI Commentary: The idea behind Sustainability & Transformation Partnerships (apart from trying our patience on jargon and acronyms!) was to force the NHS and local government to work together to…

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NHS England to give ‘significant investment’ to Healthwatch

November 30, 2018 Consultation News

Healthwatch England is to be given “significant investment” from NHS England and NHS Improvement. The new money will be used to consult with staff, patients and public about how the…

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