New report published on impact of asbestos-related cancer on healthcare professionals

A study into the impact of asbestos-related cancer, mesothelioma on healthcare professionals has been completed and a report outlining the results and recommendations is now available. The MAGS study was carried out by researchers at the University of Sheffield and funded by national charity, Mesothelioma UK, alongside donations from the family and friends of the late Dr Mags Portman, a pioneer in the fight to prevent and control HIV, who died of mesothelioma in 2019.  Mesothelioma is a cancer related to exposure to asbestos and predominantly affects the lining of…

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Garfield Weston Foundation’s ‘Prioritising Our Planet’ Report Launches

This report comes at a critical time for our environment – despite the urgent need to protect our natural world,  the Garfield Weston Foundation has not been receiving the level and quality of applications from environment charities that they hope for. They therefore commissioned this survey to hear directly from UK environmental organisations, to help understand the issues being faced by non-profits working across the environment sector and to inform their grant-making practice so they can accelerate change for greater impact. Philippa Charles, The Foundation’s Director says: “We would like…

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New IPA report reveals formula to maximise value of Customer Experience

A new IPA report investigates the complexities and tensions surrounding Customer Experience to provide a four-step framework and a new formula to unlock the value of this significant area. The report was launched as part of the free, virtual IPA-led EffWorks Global 2020 Conference by report author, former Samsung analytics expert Nick Milne. Customer Experience is complex, but the ‘Positive Brand Friction’ report demonstrates that getting Customer Experience right is increasingly key to unlocking the growth potential of many organisations. According to the findings, when managed effectively, it delivers value and distinctiveness…

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Annual survey gives insight into people’s information rights views

As the UK economy adjusts to the impact of COVID-19, it has never been more important for organisations to understand what their customers want and expect. Data protection is an important part of that picture. The past six months has seen a sharp acceleration in the use of digital services, which often rely on people trusting that their personal information will be handled fairly, lawfully and transparently. As a regulator, we play an important role in enabling innovation and enforcing the law. That work includes helping organisations to understand what…

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Community organisations, key to effective coronavirus response, must now be trusted to lead recovery, finds new Locality report

A new report from Locality highlights the vital role that community organisations have played in meeting community need and supporting people during the Coronavirus crisis. Community organisations often quickest to mobilise and key to coordinating and delivering emergency support. Locality call on government to: support a community-powered economic recovery; create collaborative public services; and, provide support to turn community spirit into community power. Community organisations have been the ‘glue’ linking mutual aid groups with private and public sector responses. Over 100 organisations contributed to the report, with input from community…

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