Monthly Archives: October 2012

General Dental Council appoints Enventure for its Standards Review

The General Dental Council has recently appointed Enventure Research to undertake its Standards Review.

As part of its commitment to using research to inform policy and practice, the General Dental Council (GDC) is currently undertaking a three month consultation on the draft Standards of Conduct, Performance and Ethics.  An important aspect of this consultation is hearing from patients and members of the public who are traditionally under-represented in consultation exercises.

Enventure Research will be holding a number of focus groups throughout the England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales to gather feedback from patients and the public to confirm that the standards and principles are appropriate, or where changes are needed to make them fit for purpose.

Commenting on the recent appointment, Mark Robinson, Managing Director, said “We are extremely pleased and excited that the GDC has awarded us the work.  We are already working with the Council on the Annual Registrants Survey and are really looking forward to continuing to work with the GDC on this important piece of consultation”.



Manchester appoints Enventure for its Resident Perception Survey

Manchester City Council’s new research framework has swung into action, with the council awarding its first research project to Enventure Research.  The Resident Perception Survey will be carried out every quarter with a representative sample of 1,100 residents.  The contract, which will last for 18 months, is an important step for Enventure, building on a number of other successful local authority residents’ surveys.

The survey will be carried out using a telephone survey and a small number of face-to-face on-street interviews to ensure a representative sample.

The findings each quarter will allow Manchester City Council to measure how well it, and its partner are performing in the delivery of services, and help them decide what needs doing differently in the future.


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Click here to go to Manchester City Council’s website page on the Resident Perception Survey.



Enventure Research successfully completes Thurrock’s Community Strategy consultation

Enventure Research has successfully completed another Community Strategy consultation, this time on behalf of Thurrock Borough Council. The consultation included an online, postal and on-street survey, seven focus groups and two workshops. The aim of the consultation was to refresh the Community Strategy, the Council’s vision and priorities to ensure they meet the needs of local people and stakeholders.


Natalie Warren, Community Development Manager, Chief Executive’s Delivery Unit comments, “We are more than pleased with our work with Enventure Research.  Their methodology has really helped build confidence across stakeholders that we have a sound evidence base to build our refreshed Community Strategy
on.  We have had very positive feedback from those involved about the support provided by Enventure and would recommend them for similar work with other authorities


Dr Joanne Harvatt, Enventure’s Research Manager, was delighted to have the opportunity to facilitate workshops alongside Graham Farrant (Chief Executive)
and Cllr John Kent (Leader of the Council) and is pleased that the consultation has been viewed so positively by those involved.


Thurrock Borough Council has now published Enventure’s Community Strategy overiew from the consultation.


Click here to download the Strategy Overiew.