Adult Psychiatric Morbidity Survey Consultation - response published

Following the publication of the Adult Psychiatric Morbidity Survey in September 2016, NHS Digital undertook a consultation to obtain feedback from users on this work. A report...

To wiki or not to wiki? (and 10 ways to get the best out of them)

We’ve all heard of Wikipedia, the free encyclopaedia, written collaboratively by the people who use it. They create, update and moderate content that is accessible to everyone. Wikis can...

Six steps to managing demand in Adult Social Care - a performance management approach

A new report from the Institute of Public Care (IPC) at Oxford Brookes University highlights how taking a performance management approach can help councils deliver outcomes and better manage...

Speaking the truth to power

It's an often claimed truism that it is a matter of indifference to the public who empties their bins,  as long as the service is good. Members may be ideologically enthusiastic...

The pre-election period

We will not be posting any more blogs on community resilience over the the next few weeks because between midnight on Friday, 21 April and the general election on 8 June is the pre-election...

Housing and wellbeing: what works?

We can all agree that where you live, how you live and the community you live in are linked to your wellbeing. Yet we have little evidence of the ways it can impact different...

Where We Live Now - a series of activities centred on the theme of place and place-based policymaking

Where We Live Now is a series of activities centred on the theme of place and place-based policymaking conducted by the British Academy . It incorporates analysis, events, a microsite ,...

The Language of Mental Health

It was just a short " chatty" piece in the Guardian. A conversation in the play ground. It was not the mundaneness of  the topic that jarred it was the language. The word "depressed" was used...

Weekly Update

Good morning!  I hope you all had a good Easter and have all now got back in the swing of things. Saying that, I must admit it rather confused me that there seemed to be no rule as to...

Survey seeking councillor views on their engagement with local STPs - deadline extended to 11 May

Survey seeking councillor views on their engagement in the development of local Sustainability and Transformation Plans UPDATE: Thank you to all councillors who have already submitted...