First Aid Now or Postmortem Later

Following intense debate, politicians have recently taken a scalpel to the NHS, but whether this is cosmetic surgery or a life-saving operation remains to be seen. With £65 billion of NHS funding flowing through the arteries of 211 Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) from April, the media and

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Expect the Unexpected (And Plan For It)

Without warning the lives of innocent, ordinary families have been devastated. The legacy of the Boston Marathon bombings feels particularly cruel and unnecessary, with three killed and many of the 180 injured or maimed being avid sportsmen and women. In the recent Texas fertiliser plant explosion, 15

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Horse a la prince

Your Royal Reputation – And How To Preserve It In this fast turning media world reputations are won and lost overnight. With the spotlight last week on doping issues at one of the world’s best known horse racing stables, it was a matter of hours before Godolphin’s

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Too Terrified To Tweet

Many councils have been engaging with Social Media at a corporate level for several years and have recognised its growing importance in communicating with residents and visitors. Some are just using Twitter to promote news releases, events and updates, such as severe weather warnings, others are much

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NHS Changes: Are GPs Prepared?

Having attended two major NHS conferences in recent weeks, Media Friendly is impressed with stakeholders’ determination to make current changes in the NHS truly workable, for the benefit of all patients. At the NHS Confederation in Liverpool and the NHS Commissioning Show in London, many Commissioning Support

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PM’s Media Disaster!

Election Fever and Media Frenzy There are certain media rules that should never, ever be broken, but in the heat of the moment, it’s easy to forget that the cameras, and even worse, the microphones, are still on and recording. Gordon Brown’s comment about the “bigoted woman”

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