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NHS Citizen: Designing democracy in the light

This post, about NHS Citizen, is by Simon Burall, Director of Involve, one of the NHS Citizen partner organisations. It is a cross-post, also published on the Demsoc NHS Citizen blog and the Involve blog. There are times, very rare times, where a part of government decides that it needs to develop a new structure to ...

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Planning to put citizens at the heart of the NHS – #NHSCitizen

As anyone who's seen the tweets on the #NHSCitizen hashtag will know, we are working with our friends at the Democratic Society and Involve to create the public conversation about the NHS England's Citizen Assembly. Next week NHS England will be holding an open, participatory event to further develop the plans for the Citizens' Assembly - the body that will ...

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Kind words on digital democracy

I thought I should offer a quick update to last week's post about the Digital Democracy guide for police and crime commissioners. Commissioned by the Association of Police and Crime Commissioners (and written by Catherine), it makes the case for how and why PCCs should be using digital means to develop a meaningful, productive relationship ...

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Solace Summit: Open Network and the value of the social web in solving problems

Next week sees the annual gathering of local authority chief executives at the Solace Summit, held this year in Coventry. As ever, a number of Public-iers will be there. While I'll be lending a hand with social reporting, Sarah, Mathew and Dave will be talking about our Open Network engagement work. And last but by no ...

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