Blogs tagged with 'NHS'
As this year’s FTN Conference approaches, our latest article takes a look at the role of the FTN, the conference itself, and the work of ERS in this area.
NHS Foundation Trusts and the FTN
Ten years after their creation in early 2004, the number of NHS Foundation Trusts has increased from 10 to over 140. The existence of Foundation Trusts enables localised decision-making, in order to be more responsive to the needs of individual communities.
Throughout this month we have been running seminars on the use of online voting within NHS Foundation Trusts, following changes to the model election rules.
The topics we covered included the model rule changes themselves, their practical implementation, as well as the costs involved and our security measures for online voting platforms.
ERS and online voting
Electronic voting software has demonstrated enormous potential for streamlining the elections process, improving cost-efficiency and offering greater security.
This week’s article takes a look at electronic voting software, its inherent benefits and risks, and its use within the context of the Single Transferable Vote (STV) system.
The STV system
The Single Transferable Vote is a preferential voting system designed to minimise wasted votes and enable proportional representation.
The NHS Confederation Annual Conference and Exhibition 2014 is taking place in Liverpool on the 4-6 of June.
Ahead of the 2015 general election this year’s conference is themed around the scale and nature of change required to ensure a sustainable healthcare system for all.
There has been a great deal of recent discussion concerning methods of encouraging voter participation. These range from community-led events, such as Bite the Ballot’s recent National Voter Registration Day, to the introduction of innovative new strategies. Our latest blog article looks at Gamification, its function within democracy and political initiatives, and current discussions surrounding its potential benefits.
Healthwatch was launched in April 2013 to replace and expand on the network of Local Involvement Networks (LINks) in the UK. 152 local Healthwatch organisations were set up to promote the voices of health and social care users, and ensure that their opinions and concerns about local healthcare were heard.
With election turnouts varying wildly across the NHS organisations, Luke Ashby looks at how digital technology and social media can identify, inform and inspire people to vote.
Please read the full article on the HSJ website.