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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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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 Information Technology to enable better public services

A really interesting blog this week from the Good Practice Exchange at the Wales Audit Office. This blog looks at how various public service organisations are using IT to enhance delivery, or engagement or to focuss on the needs of

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The Housing Associations, Welfare Reform and My Dad

A very personal blog this week from James Walsh who looks at the impact unemployment and welfare reform has had on his Dad. James shares with us the effects of being made redundant, together with ill health, had on his Dad’s

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Posted in budget cuts, family, finance, housing, setting goals
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