Health

  • 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 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
    30 Jul 98
    The ministerial reshuffle led to several changes in the Department of the Environment, Transport and the Regions (DETR).
  • 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.
  • Public Finance
    16 Jul 98
    Nurses, midwives and non-clinical NHS staff could be offered large pay increases soon, despite Gordon Brown's insistence that he will keep the lid on public sector pay.

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