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  • Public Finance
    3 Jun 99
    NHS managers are all too aware that there is rarely a moment to pause and take stock.
  • Public Finance
    27 May 99
    Smokers and homeless people are being targeted as part of a drive to improve the health of some of the poorest areas in England.
  • Public Finance
    27 May 99
    The Post Office did not conceal its anger at the government's announcement this week that it is scrapping the £500m benefits card project as was widely suggested two weeks ago but denied by the...
  • Public Finance
    27 May 99
    The NHS is wasting up to £50m a year on private health care for mentally ill patients after closing nearly 10,000 psychiatric beds, health watchdog London Emergency Health has claimed. In a report...
  • 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
    Local authorities in the north, the Midlands and Scotland will now be expected to absorb 20,000 or more refugees from the Kosovo war, it was revealed this week.
  • Public Finance
    13 May 99
    A strong impetus has been given to private sector management of state schools by publication of a government list of selected consultancies that will be permitted to bid for services mismanaged by...
  • Public Finance
    6 May 99
    Home Secretary Jack Straw this week committed Britain to accepting 1,000 Kosovar refugees a week and promised local authorities that the government will foot the bill.
  • 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
    8 Apr 99
    The 28 new NHS trusts created in Scotland on April 1 should be governed by 'high levels of probity' to protect the public purse, the Accounts Commission said this week.
  • Public Finance
    8 Apr 99
    Local government workers moved closer this week to having their salaries assessed under performance-related pay arrangements similar to those being imposed on teachers.
  • 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
    24 Sep 98
    The battle against NHS fraud will be lost without further government support, health service accountants warned this week.
  • 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.

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