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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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A postcard from Mumbles. ..

Some fantastic images in this latest blog from Carol Woolley.  Carol shares some lovely photos of a family holiday to Mumbles on the Gower Peninsular in Wales, including castles, piers, a lighthouse and sea views. Such a beautiful place to

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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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The future, revealing selves, and the NHS Hack Day

Thanks very much to the fabulous Kate Bentham for looking after Weekly Blog Club in Week 3 and writing a great summary for it. Thank goodness she covered Week 3 and not Week 4. I would have felt a bit

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What have we been up to in November?

It’s been a busy month for the team at Participation Cymru. There’s been an office move; training courses completed and exciting events attended including the Barod Community Interest Company launch. The team has also been recruiting people to the CSSIWs

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Lights, Camera, Action!

Good Practice Exchange are gearing up for 200 delegates to attend the Spotlight on Scrutiny conference next month to share knowledge and experience, to learn from ideas and develop solutions to improve scrutiny in Wales. Lights, Camera, Action! by Good Practice Exchange at

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