Health

  • Public Finance
    16 Mar 00
    GPs were told direct from Downing Street that they must embrace change or face extinction this week. The health service must be reinvented as a 'twenty-first century service sector industry', Prime...
  • Public Finance
    16 Mar 00
    The government defiantly signalled its increasing commitment to public-private partnerships this week with the announcement that the total value of such projects will almost double to £20bn over the...
  • Public Finance
    16 Mar 00
    The health service's financial problems look set to deepen, with health authorities and hospitals predicting major deficits for 2000/01, despite ministers' hopes of a return to financial balance.
  • Public Finance
    16 Mar 00
    Concerns are mounting over the Welsh Assembly's failure to address problems in the NHS that have sent waiting lists soaring in Wales.
  • Public Finance
    9 Mar 00
    NHS managers and doctors were asking how they would cope with increased patient expectation and lack of cash this week as Health Secretary Alan Milburn launched a plan to cut deaths from heart...
  • Public Finance
    9 Mar 00
    The chief inspector of nuclear installations told MPs this week that concerns that a public-private partnership for the troubled British nuclear industry would reduce safety were unfounded.
  • Public Finance
    9 Mar 00
    The government is suffering from 'pilot mania' in its present quest for more efficient government, a leading management consultant has warned.
  • Public Finance
    2 Mar 00
    Up to 1.3 million local government workers are set to receive a pay rise of just 3% despite warnings that councils are facing a worsening recruitment crisis.
  • Public Finance
    2 Mar 00
    The recent reforms proposed by Sir Richard Wilson, the head of the civil service, are 'self-indulgent' and take no account of cost, according to a leading former civil servant.
  • Public Finance
    2 Mar 00
    Health minister John Denham has called on health authorities to give greater support to primary care groups (PCGs) after a Department of Health survey showed wide variations in the amount of money...
  • Public Finance
    24 Feb 00
    Relatives of those who died in the Paddington train crash have criticised the 'U-turn' by Deputy Prime Minister John Prescott in allowing the rail operating company Railtrack to retain much of its...
  • Public Finance
    24 Feb 00
    Well-off patients could have to pay £50 for a 20-minute consultation with a GP as part of a radical overhaul of primary care services, family doctors have predicted this week.
  • Public Finance
    24 Feb 00
    The NHS has begun the difficult search for a new chief executive following the shock resignation of Sir Alan Langlands this week.
  • Public Finance
    24 Feb 00
    Delays in discharging patients aged 75 and over cost NHS trusts more than £300m a year, the National Audit Office said this week.
  • Public Finance
    17 Feb 00
    New research shows that an 'alarmingly high number' of GPs are not connected to the Internet and those who are, have strong concerns about illegal access to clinical information.
  • Public Finance
    17 Feb 00
    The National Assembly for Wales has announced an extra £2m for children's services following a damning report that traced two decades of child abuse in local authority homes.
  • Public Finance
    17 Feb 00
    The Treasury has appointed Lucy de Groot, former chief executive of Bristol City Council, to a key role in its Public Services Directorate.
  • Public Finance
    17 Feb 00
    MPs this week called for fines levied against companies who break health and safety rules to be hypothecated to the Health and Safety Executive.
  • Public Finance
    17 Feb 00
    The government has been forced radically to revise its attempts to regenerate the regions after a damning report from its own Performance and Innovation Unit (PIU) criticised Labour's approach as...
  • Public Finance
    17 Feb 00
    A growing number of senior industrialists may be attracted to top jobs in the civil service following the appointment of Peter Gershon to head the new Office of Government Commerce (OGC).
  • Public Finance
    17 Feb 00
    The head of the powerful Public Accounts Committee of MPs has slammed health authorities and trusts for not taking seriously the threat of infections picked up by patients in hospitals.
  • Public Finance
    17 Feb 00
    The more motorways you build, the bigger the traffic jams you end up with. The NHS, according to a new and detailed analysis, is in the same bind.
  • Public Finance
    10 Feb 00
    More than 100 MPs have called for an investigation into allegations that the elderly suffer discrimination in the health service.
  • Public Finance
    10 Feb 00
    The development of health and social services in Northern Ireland has been halted with the return of political uncertainty in the province.
  • Public Finance
    10 Feb 00
    Doctors who come under police investigation or are subject to complaints about their performance could face immediate suspension under proposals being considered by the General Medical Council.

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