Health

  • Public Finance
    20 May 99
    Health authorities in Wales will receive more than £2bn in 1999/2000 £193m more than last year, representing an increase of more than 10.2%.
  • Public Finance
    20 May 99
    The Department of Health is planning to introduce money-back financial incentives for health authorities across the country as part of its crackdown on fraud in the National Health Service.
  • Public Finance
    20 May 99
    Housing may be ignored by Labour as the government sets spending targets for a second term in office, prospective mayor of London Ken Livingstone warned this week.
  • Public Finance
    20 May 99
    Critics of the Private Finance Initiative (PFI) have leapt on a National Audit Office report criticising the first major NHS hospital built under the policy.
  • Public Finance
    13 May 99
    The Cabinet Office seriously breached parliamentary accountability when it failed to meet statutory financial deadlines following the privatisation of three government agencies in 1996, according to...
  • Public Finance
    6 May 99
    The English NHS is slowly hauling itself back into the black but a significant number of health authorities and trusts are still in serious financial difficulties, according to the National Audit...
  • Public Finance
    29 Apr 99
    On May 6, the local council elections in England, Wales and Scotland will be an important test of the state of the parties.
  • Public Finance
    22 Apr 99
    Ministers have rejected NHS finance leaders' calls for financial targets to be relaxed and have ordered health authorities and trusts in England back to the drawing board to eliminate a projected £...
  • Public Finance
    15 Apr 99
    The first 21 projects in the government's £80m Sure Start programme have been given the green light and are expected to provide extra services to 18,000 disadvantaged children four years old and...
  • Public Finance
    8 Apr 99
    The government is pressing ahead with funding changes for supported and sheltered housing despite objections from housing associations.
  • Public Finance
    29 Oct 98
    The government may be forced into a messy reselection process for the Welsh Assembly following the shock resignation this week of the Secretary of State for Wales, Ron Davies.
  • Public Finance
    29 Oct 98
    Nine out of ten NHS trusts believe they need more money to cope with the demand for care over the winter months.
  • Public Finance
    22 Oct 98
    The health department has given shadow primary care groups (PCGs) an extra £9m to help them prepare for their takeover of care purchase from health authorities next April.
  • Public Finance
    22 Oct 98
    Northern Ireland secretary Mo Mowlam has put pressure on health and social services chief executives to take only modest pay rises this year. The total pay bill for the province's health service...
  • Public Finance
    8 Oct 98
    Durham University has outsourced its information technology services in the first such Private Finance Initiative (PFI) scheme in higher education. The contract covers the university's IT systems for...
  • Public Finance
    24 Sep 98
    The battle against NHS fraud will be lost without further government support, health service accountants warned this week.
  • Public Finance
    24 Sep 98
    The health department is poised to scrap the controversial scheme that has failed to stem the rise of the NHS's £6bn drugs bill and replace it with strict price controls.
  • Public Finance
    24 Sep 98
    Pressure for pay restraint in the NHS was dealt a blow this week as it emerged that chief executives' salary rises were three times higher than nurses' last year.
  • Public Finance
    3 Sep 98
    NHS managers face another tough winter after Frank Dobson, the health secretary, insisted the service must manage the rising tide of emergency admissions and continue to cut waiting lists.
  • 13 Aug 98
    The government's success in driving forward the Private Finance Initiative in the health sector was underlined this week with the signing of two further large contracts worth around £190m.
  • Public Finance
    30 Jul 98
    The ministerial reshuffle led to several changes in the Department of the Environment, Transport and the Regions (DETR).
  • Public Finance
    30 Jul 98
    The beleaguered mental health service is to receive as much as £1bn in extra cash over the next three years but it will have to wait until the autumn to find out precisely how much.
  • Public Finance
    30 Jul 98
    Labour is coming under renewed pressure to clarify its welfare reform policies after Frank Field's attack on Gordon Brown in the Commons this week.
  • Public Finance
    23 Jul 98
    Local government minister Hilary Armstrong has urged councils to refurbish rather than build new homes with the new money from the Comprehensive Spending Review.
  • Public Finance
    16 Jul 98
    The NHS Executive is to clamp down on health authorities and trusts that do not put enough cash aside to cover clinical negligence claims against them.

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