Tag Archive for "public-services"

Opening the lid on Open Government in Scotland

August 30, 2016 – Kaela Scott

One of the key challenges for the Open Government Network in Scotland is opening up the open government agenda to wider civil society, in ways that encourage open government to be understood as a movement for change, rather than a technocratic process. All too often the language associated with Open Government (data, open-contracting, anti-corruption, scrutiny…

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Talking about infrastructure

July 30, 2015 – Clive Mitchell

The week before last I was at a fascinating workshop on judgement and uncertainty in planning for nationally significant wind energy infrastructure, co-hosted by the UCL Centre for Law and the Environment and Natural England. It prompted me to reflect on the forms of evidence and information that get ‘let into’ and influence the planning…

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Announcing the design of NHS Citizen

April 14, 2015 – Emily Graham

The NHS Citizen project team has now published the design for NHS Citizen on a new microsite. For the last year and a half, the project team has been working on developing and designing NHS Citizen – commissioned by NHS England to develop a blueprint for how citizens can play a more active role in…

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Civic Activism Tools & Methods: Help needed

June 11, 2014 – Tim Hughes

Involve and the Building Change Trust are collecting examples of tools and methods that can be used by civil society organisations to enable and support civic activism (i.e. involving citizens in decision making processes). We need your help. Please consider taking a few minutes to tell us about a tool or method you use or know of by…

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NHS Citizen

Published: April 28, 2014

NHS Citizen is a work in progress, but it will eventually be a participation infrastructure for NHS England, where participants can become citizens of the NHS, not just consumers of its services. Through NHS Citizen, people  will be able to hold the Board to account, set the agenda for discussions, and find others with shared…

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Open Government Guide: Citizen Engagement & Public Services

January 5, 2014 – Tim Hughes

People all around the world are demanding more openness in government. They are seeking ways for citizens to be able to participate in the decisions that effect them, and for governments to be more transparent, responsive, accountable, and effective. What are the steps that governments can take? The Open Government Guide The Open Government Guide highlights practical, measurable, specific and…

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NHS democracy: some ideas

July 12, 2013 – Simon Burall

This post was written by Anthony Zacharzewski from Demsoc with help from Simon Burall. It first appeared on Demsoc's site. Budget pressure on the NHS, and in particular the need to save money and increase quality by closing and merging hospital services, makes the need for better democratic accountability in the NHS even more pressing. Sir David…

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New project: Learning Together for Better Health Outcomes

June 13, 2013 – Edward Andersson

Involve and the Professional Support Unit (PSU) (part of Shared Services of Health Education England)  have come together as partners to develop a programme of work around improving health and engagement practices, with a strong focus on developing the role and voice of service users (includes patients, the public, carers and other community-based groups). Public…

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Unlocking the Potential of Open Data

May 1, 2013 – Sarah Borwick

I recently joined Involve as a Research Intern, working on issues relating to open government, open data, participation and democracy. Last week, to celebrate Big Data Week 2013, I attended an event hosted by FutureGov on data driven public services. 10 speakers from a variety of public, private and third sector organisations were given just…

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