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“Is fear of public engagement holding the NHS back?” – the Institute comments on this excellent Healthwatch article

November 4, 2016

Rhion Jones writes – Jane Mordue, Interim Chair of Healthwatch wrote a first-class article last week that strongly makes the case for people to become involved and seek to influence…

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Open Spaces Society: “Defra’s ‘Consultation’ On Natural England’s Outdoor Research Is A Sham”

November 4, 2016

“We have slated the Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) for its sham consultation into Natural England’s long-standing research on people and the natural environment. The results are…

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Wales council revamp consultation to start next year

November 4, 2016

A formal consultation into plans to revamp councils in Wales will be launched in January, local government secretary Mark Drakeford has said. In a speech to the Welsh Local Government…

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Inverness MP slams lack of consultation on Fort George

November 3, 2016

Inverness MP Drew Hendry has condemned the UK Government for refusing to engage over Fort George until after a decision has been made. Fears the Ministry of Defence (MoD) plans…

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NHS should consult over changes to services, says MP

November 3, 2016

North Oxfordshire MP Victoria Prentis has lobbied Parliament to introduce a new law forcing the requirement for public consultation to take place over changes to local NHS services. It comes…

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Digital Platforms in Public Consultations

November 3, 2016 By

For intimacy, banter and conviviality conventional wisdom leads us to the pub. I heard this argued with conviction recently, by the leader of a very large property firm. His ideal…

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University bosses accused of predetermination

November 2, 2016

Bosses at the university campus in Hastings have been accused of making up their minds already as the consultation on its future ended on Sunday (October 30). The University of…

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Scottish Education Secretary pressed over ‘jargon-filled, impenetrable’ school consultation

November 2, 2016

John Swinney has been urged to improve the quality of a consultation on school governance after parents branded it “impenetrable”. The Education Secretary was pressed on criticisms that the consultation…

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Formal complaints lodged against leader of Council as ‘misleading’ adult social care consultation draws to a close

November 2, 2016

Merton Labour is in turmoil as formal complaints are made against the Leader of Merton Council for his role in a council tax consultation that has seen the party campaign…

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