NHS Midlands and East has five stated ambitions, one of which is “Eliminating avoidable grade 2, 3 and 4 pressure ulcers by December 2012”. To achieve this ambition, NHS Midlands and East wishes to launch a social marketing campaign aimed at frontline staff to encourage a shift in awareness of, and
action to preventing avoidable pressure ulcers. To do this, initial scoping research is needed so that the campaign and any interventions are targeted and achieve the desired outcomes.
We are proud to announce that NHS Midlands and East had appointed Enventure Research to undertake this important piece of research. The research, which will start immediately so the campaign can be launched at the end of March, will be a mix of qualitative and quantitative research. Frontline staff will be asked to complete a questionnaire, which will be available online and in paper format. Staff will then be recruited to participate in focus groups which will be held across West Midlands, East Midlands and East of England.
Visit NHS Midlands and East’s website on Eliminating avoidable grade 2, 3 and 4 pressure ulcers.
Isle of Anglesey County Council’s vision is to be, ‘a well run County Council delivering consistent service to our citizens whilst providing value for money’.
Isle of Anglesey County Council has in place a ‘Community Strategy for the Isle of Anglesey 2012-2025’, a strategic document that will help shape each of the key partner’s corporate plans into the future. To ensure that the council delivers on aspects of the Community Strategy, it has updated and realigned its Corporate Plan and Service Delivery Plans to
reflect the aspirations, targets and action of the Community Strategy.
An understanding of residents’ perceptions, priorities and satisfaction form a key part of the council’s business and performance planning. The last residents’ survey was last conducted in 2001 and the council wishes to undertake consultation with residents across the island to help:
- Shape the priorities for public service improvement across the island
- Identify if there are any local differences in residents’ needs and priorities
- Develop a coherent information and intelligence plan which forms a key part of a rationalisation process.
Enventure Research has been commissioned to undertake this strategic piece of research and will be undertaking a residents’ telephone survey followed by a series of focus groups.
Craigavon Borough Council has recently appointed Enventure to undertake engagement and research borough wide in a bid to increase recycling and reduce contamination. The work, which will start at the end ofJanuary, is the first win for Enventure in Northern Ireland.
The Council, which has a recycling rate of 37%, already has in place an established fortnightly recycling collection system across the Borough, which is available to all of it 39,000 households, but participation in the scheme varies. The aim of the project is to speak to residents to ensure they understand the scheme and provide help and advice where needed. The project will also gather residents’
opinions on a number of recycling related issues to help develop services in the future.
Commenting on the win, Matthew Thurman said “We are really looking forward to working with Craigavon Council. Residents in the borough have
access to an excellent recycling scheme and we will be helping residents to make the most of it by giving advice and support through the doorstepping engagement work”.