Local Public Services news

Comms Unplugged 2018 line-up

Drum roll please, this year’s Comms Unplugged headliners have been revealed. Georgia Turner, Co-Creator of the event, told LPS news: “We have Sam Hodges, the Head of Comms for actual Twitter UK! Speaking in or field, at an event with… Read More ›

#CIPRChat to help support mental health in PR

The CIPR will host a Twitter chat at 12pm, Friday 18 May 2018 on mental health in public relations, in support of Mental Health Awareness Week. This year’s State of the Profession research recently revealed around one in six (16%) PR professionals live with a mental… Read More ›

Women in senior public sector posts

On International Women’s Day in March [2018], my organisation, the New Local Government Network, was joined by 15 chief executives from local authorities and almost 200 future leaders for an afternoon of leadership discussion and networking. It was brilliant and… Read More ›

Supporting independent practitioners

Help shape the CIPR’s new independent practitioner network by filling in its launch survey. The Chartered Institute of Public Relations is launching a new network to provide tailored support to freelance and independent PR practitioners. The CIPR said: “Working independently offers… Read More ›

Behaviour change workshop – give nudge a go

CIPR LPS’ popular workshop with the Behavioural Insights Team helped communicators explore nudge theory. It highlighted how public services can improve outcomes for their residents through better understanding of human behaviour.

From royal reporter to NHS comms

Meet Peter Hunt, the ‘royal’ broadcaster now making a move to NHS communications for a regional hospital trust. Discover his vision for working in health comms and the importance of positive communications.

Meet committee member: Wendy Moran

LPS Committee member Wendy Moran takes the hot seat for PR Week’s column. Wendy has been a long standing member of the committee and in 2016-2017 chaired the group, leading on its research project. She is Senior Lecturer in PR… Read More ›

Feature: Comms Manager Stevenage

Discover more about the work of a senior communications professional in a local government. Stevenage Borough Council’s Communications Manager and CIPR Local Public Service Committee Member Lucie Culkin talks about her role.