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Winning hearts and minds

Richard Vize

Health and council leaders need to work harder to get the public involved, writes Richard Vize The NHS has always struggled to find the right relationship with patients and the public. Clinicians and managers know that listening to local communities and service users helps them to understand what matters and identify ways the system can…

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Education matters

Bridget Phillipson MP

This autumn marks twenty-one years since Tony Blair’s famous pledge on the priorities of the government he would lead: “education, education, and education”. As that promise comes of age, I have been looking at how the Tories are today failing a fresh generation of our children, and thinking about what Labour might do in government…

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A new statecraft

Jessica Studdert

Devolution offers a real opportunity to reconnect with the ‘left behind’ who are alienated from our democratic institutions. But approaches so far have fallen short, as Jessica Studdert explains We have had a lot of democracy this year. The results of national polls on both sides of the Atlantic have confounded experts and rocked political establishments. The Brexit vote, and Donald Trump’s “Brexit plus plus plus”,…

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Scotland, the Union, and Brexit: What now for Scotland?

Central Hall, Jesus at the Heart, 2 West Tollcross, Edinburgh, EH3 9BP

The Auditorium, Jesus at the Heart, 2 West Tollcross, Edinburgh, EH3 9BP The UK has decided to leave the EU while the majority of the Scottish electorate voted to remain. This half-day conference in Edinburgh will consider what this decision...

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Localism and the NHS

Wednesday 15 July 2015, 18.30-20.00 | Grand Committee Room, Westminster Hall, Houses of Parliament, London SW1A 0AA The balance between national, local and frontline control in determining access to healthcare is a critical issue for the NHS. People usually...