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

December 3, 2018

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

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

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

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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Council U-turn on bid to axe plastics recycling

November 30, 2018

Controversial plans to stop collecting plastic for recycling in Swindon have been ditched after a council U-turn. After months of criticism from opponents – and even a letter from central…

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Gold mine legal challenge going before High Court

November 30, 2018

A High Court challenge to a gold mine planned by Canadian company Dalradian Resources in Co Tyrone will be heard next week. Greencastle, Rouskey and Gortin Concerned Community (GRG) were…

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How attacking a consultation is used by campaigners – great example from the Badger culling row

November 30, 2018

TCI Commentary: Disagreement between farmers and animal rights activists have made this long-running row a brilliant case study in the use and abuse of consultation as a weapon of campaigning.…

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Consultation ideas … even in ex-Soviet Central Asia…

November 30, 2018 By

The UK has long been a magnet for countries to send their brightest and best to learn about democratic principles and pubic services. Strange, given our current convulsions but our…

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Transport chiefs urged to explain discarded options for public consultation

November 30, 2018

Councillors have called for transport chiefs to explain their reasons for not dualling the A96 Aberdeen to Inverness road along the existing road. There has been a major push for…

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