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Blue stars, seagull-proofing, waste and change

I’m very grateful to Kate Bentham for looking after Weekly Blog Club for Week 5. She clearly did a brilliant job since the number of posts has tripled this week (even though I didn’t get round to doing one myself)! This week’s posts

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The Wales Audit Office and Co-production

A very interesting post this week from Good Practice Exchange at the Wales Audit Office looking at co-production within Welsh government. The theme of co-production is inextricably linked to performance and finance – targeting resources where they can be used most effectively. The

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Hubs, Health and Happy Shoes

Week 18? Already? Well I never. It’s true that time flies when you’re enjoying yourself and this week has flown by for me because I’ve been enjoying the 11 fabulous blogs submitted. I especially liked the blog post by Karen Hart

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Do you want ibuprofen with the bill sir?

Carolyne Mitchell continues her series of blogs on behavioural economics by looking at paying and mental accounting. Carolyne examines the pain we feel when we pay for something and how we can decrease any pain so enjoyment of the experience

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Churchill, Lemons, Lists and Sunshine

Well, well, well, you have been busy this week. What a bumper crop of blogs you’ve kindly submitted for the rest of the world to enjoy, it’s really rather kind of you. Thanks. A couple of our bloggers took up

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Boundaries . . .

A blog from Anne Marshall this week who looks at how to overcome the discrepancy between wanting to deliver a five star service on a one star budget. Anne suggests that we still want to see the best treatment and

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Shotgun wedding

After larking about in the countryside dressed in tweed, shooting at clay pigeons, Ross Wigham reflects on a time when some PR campaigns might have taken a scatter gun approach to hitting the target but now, with reduced budgets and

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Stress, a little grrrr, blue light and some other colours

Stress, emergency services, healthcare, and art featured in Week 8’s posts but we will start with music. Carol Woolley’s post about a choral evening A Valentines musical treat (I’ve included a video of Thank You for the Music by Abba because it

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Trojan horses, writing ghosts, and aiming for the Moon

The posts in Week 46 were as varied as ever but with a strong emphasis on healthcare and training, with some ghosts of writing (but no ghost writing), the odd Trojan horse and bovine brain, and some sport thrown in.

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using a social campaign to back-up a tv show

Ross Wigham has been watching ITV for possibly the first time, all in the line of duty. His job has involved using social media to help promote a television series in which Robson Green wanders around Northumberland and shows how

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