Contact us

If you’ve got a story or event for the GPSJ website, e-mail Stuart Littleford at

June 2019
« May    

Promotion for Joe after exam success

Joe Strafford

A leading building surveyor has been promoted to head the building control team at Telford-based consultancy apT just weeks after gaining a prestigious new qualification.

Joe Strafford has been appointed to lead the seven-strong building control team at apT, the Midlands’ first public sector commercial planning, development and environmental consultancy.

Joe’s promotion […]

Gloucestershire Hospitals to deliver EPR with Allscripts

Reporter: Selena Darke

NHS Foundation Trust will retain its PAS and use the ‘clinical wrap’ approach to deploy Allscripts Sunrise™, with an ambition to achieve HIMSS EMRAM level seven within five-years.

Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is moving to a ‘clinical wrap’ strategy to deliver an electronic patient record (EPR) and achieve the highest […]

Comensura joins Crown Commercial Services framework for supply of non-medical, non-clinical staff

Comensura, a temporary labour supply management specialist is pleased to announce it has recently been awarded a place on the Crown Commercial Services (CCS) framework for the supply of non-medical, non-clinical (NMNC) temporary and fixed term staff.

Comensura successfully tendered for Lot 1 on the framework, for a neutral vendor managed service for the procurement […]

Collecting Council Tax and helping those in debt

The Stour Valley & Poole Partnership (SVPP) which collects Council Tax on behalf of four Dorset Councils has teamed up with Council Tax Advisors Community Interest Company (CTACIC) to help local people with debt problems.

The initiative coincides with a rise in media attention highlighting the increasing revenues owed to councils and the need to […]

Viglen wins Toshiba ’Partner of the Year’ and ‘Educational Partner of the Year’ awards

From left to right: Mark Byrne, Head of Corporate, Education & Public Sector, Toshiba; Nick Offin, Head of Channel , Toshiba; Bordan Tkachuk, CEO, Viglen; Neil Bramley, Sales Director Northern Europe, Toshiba

Viglen, a British IT company, has been awarded Toshiba UK’s Platinum Partner of the Year and Education Platinum Partner of the Year, […]

UK legislation available digitally for the first time

Imprima, the UK’s leading virtual data room and financial documents provider, has been appointed by HS2 Ltd, wholly owned by the Department for Transport, to provide an online payment portal and USB-archived database containing Environmental Statement for the High Speed Rail 2 (HS2) project.

In a unique appointment, Imprima was chosen to enable […]

Ipswitch File Transfer technology adopted by TFL

Transport for London

Ipswitch File Transfer, a provider of secure Managed File Transfer solutions has won a contract with Transport for London (TfL), to help govern and secure business information workflow between employees, customers and external partners working together to manage the city’s transport systems.

Ipswitch File Transfer technology is used by TfL employees […]

CTA (Council Tax Advisors) partners with local councils across the UK – aiming to halve use of bailiffs by 2016

From the consumer’s end, CTA (Council Tax Advisors) come as a godsend to the millions of individuals and businesses that owe Council Tax arrears. Offering free telephone advice and helping clients communicate with their Local Council to set up manageable repayment plans, thousands have turned to CTA after bailiffs have come knocking.

However, in a […]


The Freedom of Information Act 2000 was intended to make the process of government more open, accountable and transparent. And it has gone some way in achieving these objectives. However, have there also been unintended consequences? Most notably is the fear that the Act has had a -chilling effect” upon frank and open communication within the range of central and local government bodies and other public authorities subject to the Act, as well as the full and accurate recording of that communication. […]

Media law consultant and trainer Cleland Thom has today called for a shake-up of the Press Complaints Commission as part of a change in the UK's archaic libel laws.

Media law consultant and trainer Cleland Thom has today called for a shake-up of the Press Complaints Commission as part of a change in the UK’s archaic libel laws. See: […]

Custody Sergeant Dismissed from Force

On 13th July 2010 at Oxford Magistrates Court Sergeant Mark Andrews was found guilty of causing Actual Bodily Harm to Pamela Somerville whilst she had been a prisoner in police cells at Melksham Police station on 4th July 2008. […]

Expert comment on Cyber Activism (Wikileaks attacks)

The news that Wikileaks supporters had brought down the Mastercard, Paypal, the Swedish Prosecutors office and Swiss PostFinance Bank has highlighted the issue of “cyber demonstrations” by activists. Potentially these will cost businesses millions, and bring down government services. […]

Barnsley Hospital's Emergency Department selects Kodak

Kodak (NYSE:EK) has announced that Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust’s Emergency Department has installed a File Stream electronic document management solution (EDMS), with Kodak i1320 scanner and tethered A3 flatbed accessory, to manage the emergency records of 70,000 patients seen every year. The hardware and software was supplied by Staffordshire-based, Ascot Business Solutions, in a deal worth around £15,000. […]

Copyright law is simple. If you don't own it, then someone else does.

Media law expert Cleland Thom offers some simple advice on an important law.Copyright law protects original work. It affects PRs in two different ways: […]