Local Public Services news

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.

Call to elevate the importance of comms

Published 26 July 2017 ‘Elevate the importance of comms’ – CIPR LPS Chair urges public sector bodies Last week on BBC Newsnight, the Deputy Leader of Kensington and Chelsea Council, Kim Taylor-Smith faced questions about the organisation’s response to the… Read More ›

Fellowship awarded to former LPS Chair

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 ›

Keep safe in the hot weather

“We’re having a heatwave…” as the song goes. Comms teams across the UK’s local public sector have been encouraging residents to protect themselves from the high weather temperatures this summer. Here we highlight some of the key ways you can keep… Read More ›

The merry month of May

May proved to be a busy month for public sector communicators. Local government elections at the start of the month saw many councils change political control. For those that did re-evaluation of priorities, updates to strategies and changes to campaigns… Read More ›