Happy 70th Birthday to the NHS

On 5 July 1948, the NHS was officially launched at Park Hospital in Manchester (now Trafford General Hospital) by then Health Secretary, Aneurin Bevan. Bringing together hospitals, doctors, nurses, pharmacists, opticians and dentists under one umbrella to provide healthcare services for free at the point of delivery, Bevan himself later described it as “the biggest single experiment in social service that the world has ever seen undertaken”.

Top Tips For Engaging Members & Managing Elections

As leaders of membership organisations, you are focused on growing your membership and engaging members. Of course, the two goals go hand-in-hand as you are unlikely to succeed with the growth agenda if you do not engage with members effectively. You will want to maximise engagement at election time, but it is a year-round ‘thing’ which requires a strategic approach to data management, research, communications and voting.

Engaging Your Electorate With The Annual Canvass

The case for blending print and mail with digital solutions for the annual canvass

With the dust settling on this year’s local elections, the focus for Electoral Registration Officers will soon shift to the annual canvass if it hasn’t already done so. The canvass is a challenge for all Electoral Services teams across the country but the more diverse or transient the community, the greater the challenge.