Wendy Moran, who chaired the LPS 2015-2016 and part of the group for 12 years, has been made a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR). The fellowship is in recognition of her outstanding contribution to public relations,… Read More ›
Local Public Services news
Are you an independent practitioner or consultant working in the public sector? You can learn about practical issues impacting on sole traders and small organisations at a free evening event at the CIPR in London on Monday 22 May 2017. Experienced… Read More ›
Could you support your colleagues in PR and communications in local public services? The CIPR’s Local Public Services Group wants to hear from you. It is recruiting for its committee for the coming year and is looking for active practitioners interested in… Read More ›
Local Government Communicator Peter Holt writes: “If you imagine that Cornwall Council is a stuffy and limited upper-tier county council – think again – it’s been unitary for nearly 8 years, and runs a broader range of services than a London Borough. If you think that the local media is sleepy and sparse – think again – as there are dozens of media outlets, and the much-listened-to lunchtime BBC phone in show will routinely lead on council stories. The council down here reaches into residents’ consciousness much more than in many other parts of the country, especially London.”
Winning the 2016 Public Sector Campaign of the Year CIPR Excellence Award was a first for the NHS in Sussex and for Brighton & Hove’s Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) who commissioned the winning ‘not QUITE an emergency’ NHS 111 campaign, featuring comedian Dom Joly.
With the North East of England on the cusp of an historic devolution deal there was a lot for communicators in the region to think about at a CPD event in Newcastle last week (June 2016). The event ‘At the… Read More ›