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  • Public Finance
    25 Oct 01
    Bob Kiley, the Transport for London commissioner, has launched a bid to take control of London's overground rail commuter lines and stations in the post-Railtrack era.
  • Public Finance
    25 Oct 01
    A new 'star ratings' system is to be introduced for England's 150 social services departments, with rewards for the best performers and punishments for the worst.
  • Public Finance
    25 Oct 01
    Ministers are preparing to force mayoral referendums in more than half a dozen councils next month as the momentum to get more London-style, directly elected leaders in place gathers pace.
  • Public Finance
    18 Oct 01
    GPs have increased the pressure on the government and NHS employers by threatening to hand in their notice if their new contract does not increase pensions and cut workloads.
  • Public Finance
    18 Oct 01
    Health Secretary Alan Milburn announced a £2m recruitment package for social workers at the National Social Services Conference in Harrogate on October 17 19.
  • Public Finance
    18 Oct 01
    Patients from the Southeast of England could receive routine surgery in French and German hospitals within two months.
  • Public Finance
    11 Oct 01
    A £300m, two-year cash injection that will be paid directly to local authorities will go some way to relieving bed blocking, the Local Government Association said this week.
  • Public Finance
    11 Oct 01
    Elderly people in Northern Ireland are in despair at the loss of home help services as the Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety tries to cope with a £120m deficit, claims Unison,...
  • Public Finance
    4 Oct 01
    The Audit Commission's role in auditing the health service comes in for some sharp criticism in a new report published this week.
  • Public Finance
    4 Oct 01
    The government successfully defused the expected row over privatisation at the annual Labour Party conference in Brighton this week with the launch of a three-month review of Best Value in local...
  • Public Finance
    4 Oct 01
    The new arrangements were introduced on October 1, categorising elderly patients requiring long-term nursing care into three funding categories £35, £70 and £110 per week following an assessment...
  • Public Finance
    4 Oct 01
    NHS chiefs have called on doctors to vaccinate more than 5.8 million pensioners against flu to try to ease the burden on the health service this winter.
  • Public Finance
    4 Oct 01
    Ministers should take account of local factors before dismissing chief executives of failing NHS trusts, according to a public sector management expert.
  • Public Finance
    4 Oct 01
    Local Government Secretary Stephen Byers' promise to conduct a review of the Best Value regime, made at this week's Labour Party conference in Brighton, will be music to the ears of many of those who...
  • Public Finance
    27 Sep 01
    A council has urged local primary care groups to end years of uncertainty for patients by completing a review of services by November.
  • Public Finance
    27 Sep 01
    Managers at the London Borough of Hackney have warned that the crisis-ridden authority may have to spend money it does not have to meet the government's demands.
  • Public Finance
    27 Sep 01
    The NHS director of finance has acknowledged the rising cost pressures faced by the health service and promised to take these into account when allocating funding for next year.
  • Public Finance
    27 Sep 01
    Public transport emerged as the biggest winner in next year's Northern Ireland spending plans, announced this week by Finance Minister Mark Durkan.
  • Public Finance
    27 Sep 01
    Public service union Unison has demanded an urgent meeting with health minister Jacqui Smith to discuss the staffing 'crisis' in social services.
  • Public Finance
    27 Sep 01
    Housing stock transfers have become too process-driven and do not provide enough choice for tenants, social landlords at the National Housing Federation conference in Birmingham were told.
  • Public Finance
    27 Sep 01
    The best NHS trusts will be allowed to set up trading arms to sell services to organisations in the public and private sectors, Health Secretary Alan Milburn announced this week.
  • Public Finance
    20 Sep 01
    NHS managers are on course for another row with doctors as the opening shots in next year's pay round were fired this week.
  • Public Finance
    20 Sep 01
    The chief executive of a Midlands trust has admitted that patient care suffered while managers put together one of the largest NHS Private Finance Initiative deals to date.
  • Public Finance
    13 Sep 01
    Heart and lung transplant patients who died at a south London hospital could have survived had they been treated elsewhere, an investigation by the Commission for Health Improvement said this week.
  • Public Finance
    13 Sep 01
    Local authorities could be faced with bills of millions of pounds to clear up old landfill sites, following a recent report in the British Medical Journal which suggested a link between birth defects...

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