Blogs

  • HEALTH & COMMUNITY: London Health Commission

    Here at Electoral Reform Services we are always pleased to roll up our sleeves and get involved with grass roots democracy. So when the call came to assist our subsidiary company Membership Engagement Services with an engagement and research... read more

    2 years 10 months ago by Admin
  • eSTV and vote counting software

    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... read more

    2 years 10 months ago by Admin
  • Gamification and its role in democratic engagement

    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... read more

    3 years 1 month ago by Admin
  • NHS: Healthwatch a year on

    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... read more

    3 years 2 months ago by Admin
  • COMMUNITY: Business Improvement Districts (BIDs) 10 years on

    10 years ago this month the Local Government Act 2003 became law, and with it legislation which created Business Improvement Districts (BIDs). This article looks at the work we do in this area.

    The First BIDs

    The first BID was... read more

    3 years 6 months ago by Admin
  • A NEW ERA FOR THE NHS: Healthwatch

    This week’s blog continues to look at the NHS landscape now that the new Health and Social Care Act has gone live. In this article we examine the provision for the general public and patients to get involved with their local healthcare services... read more

    4 years 1 month ago by Admin