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Due and better process- the post-covid return to normality

February 19, 2021 By Article

This morning’s Guardian carried an interesting comment piece from Sir Jonathan Jones QC, the former Treasury Solicitor who resigned after disagreeing with the Attorney-General about the Government’s plan to give…

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Councils to lose health scrutiny power of referral; is this sensible?

February 15, 2021 By Article

The NHS White Paper contains much that was entirely predictable. Sorting out the legal mess created by the Coalition Government’s reorganisation has been a requirement for years as Managers devised…

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The Week in Parliament

February 15, 2021 By Article

The big news out of Westminster this week is the Government’s NHS reform paper- we have a comprehensive overview of that here. But that’s not the only thing to be…

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More goals, more integration, less scrutiny? The NHS Reform Paper

February 15, 2021 By Article

This week, the Government published a White Paper detailing one of the most extensive shake-ups of the National Health Service since the Health and Social Care Act 2012 under the…

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Unravelling Lansley:- Will it affect public and patient engagement?

February 8, 2021 By Article

The weekend speculation is that the Government will legislate to re-organise the NHS in England over the coming months. An inspired leak has allowed Ministers to test public reactions, and…

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The Week in Parliament

February 5, 2021 By Article

Online political debate in the UK this week has not so much revolved around parliamentary affairs, but rather about the goings on of a small Parish Council in Cheshire, the…

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New HS2 consultation- are the Government unfairly limiting responses?

February 5, 2021 By Article

We saw an interesting complaint raised in the Commons this week about the High Speed Rail (West Midlands-Crewe) Bill, which we have seen (and commented on) before. The amendment that…

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The death of geography

February 2, 2021 By Tuesday Topic

Will face-to-face consultation make a comeback? The inexorable rise of digital engagement is undisputed. It has been a significant feature of the last fifteen years; and the pandemic has certainly…

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High Court criticises London temporary traffic order decision- how should you do it right?

January 29, 2021 By Article

One of the big consequences of lockdown and the tiers system has been a significant reduction in traffic across the UK. Many local authorities have attempted to capitalise on this…

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