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Reacting to feedback – positive and negative

November 1, 2019 By

When we ask for client feedback on any of tCI’s products and services, it’s because what you say and think, matters a lot. Even when feedback is negative, we understand…

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What if you think there is only one option?

November 1, 2019 By

Developing and appraising options are an important part of the process before consultation. They present people with an appreciation of the challenges you are facing, whether this is financial sustainability,…

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Smart motorways – has there been enough consultation?

October 25, 2019 By

This week’s decision by Grant Shapps, as Secretary of  State for Transport to review the implementation of Smart Motorways comes following growing criticism and concerns about road safety. One aspect…

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Fragile public support frustrates Fracking!

October 25, 2019 By

How challenging it must be to implement an unpopular technology in the current climate. If you are a shale gas fracking operator in England, this week’s National Audit Office (NAO)…

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How objective can you be in consultations?

October 15, 2019 By

Can consultees ever provide you with unbiased opinions? Last week, we were approached by someone working in the NHS, seeking advice about the wisdom of consulting the public about the…

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Clued-up consultees give councils a SEND headache

October 11, 2019 By

This week the High Court published its judgment on the legal challenge to the Government’s funding of services for those with Special Educational Needs and Disability or SEND. It ruled…

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Telford’s referral fails to stop the NHS centralising at Shrewsbury

October 10, 2019 By

The latest referral Report from the IRP (Independent Reconfiguration Panel) highlights the perils of taking too long to make decisions on NHS re-configurations. Work on an acute services strategy for…

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Who can say ‘No’ to a new hospital?

October 4, 2019 By

Government plans to spend on hospitals require extensive public involvement and consultation. Rejoice! Hang out the bunting! Pop open the champagne! Celebrate! A bright, gleaming new hospital must surely be…

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Is it ever right to ‘name and shame’ a public consultation?

September 27, 2019 By

In our newsletter two weeks ago, we published an article under the title “The worst consultation narrative of the year?” It featured proposals for service changes affecting the Friarage Hospital in Northallerton and unsurprisingly…

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