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Communicating, Culture, Holidays and #nhsscot14

Listen to the Weekly Summary in Welsh below, or read on for the English! This is the first week I’ve covered Weekly Blog Club in quite some time, and what a week it was! We had 13 great blogs that are well

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Getting personal, explaining dementia, and paper in art

We had 11 contributions for Week 5, with three themes emerging during the week: health issues, using social media in the public sector, and art. Gina Alexander returned to the  @dghealth (Dumfries and Galloway Health) blog with Take a deep breath. I was

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Highlights, hopes, growing places & 2013 in review

This is the #WeeklyBlogClub Week 52 summary. That means that we’ve been going for two whole years – which is not bad since I thought that the blog would trail off and end by March 2012. We have had over

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Ann’s blog

Graham’s been helping colleagues to share stories about their work on a blog. In this post he’s been helping Ann to share her experience of training to be an Environmental Warden. Ann’s blog by Graham Budd

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Vexing myself into redundancy

Graham Budd has been encouraging and supporting colleagues to  use social media and the web to share information and news on their frontline services directly to customers. The results have been really positive, even if it might make Graham feel

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Posted in communicating, digital technology, local government, public relations, public sector, social media, websites, working practices, workplace

Snow blower

The snow brought Ross Wigham back from his blogging sabbatical to tell us how his local authority, responsible for public services in the snowiest county in England, used social media to enable people to get essential information – and changed

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Smoke gets in your eyes. Ohh & content marketing

Ross Wigham writes about how his local government team changed to communicating with the public mainly online (and won a couple of awards recently for their work) – and quotes from Mad Men. Smoke gets in your eyes. Ohh &

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