Health

  • Public Finance
    7 Sep 00
    The Conservatives' opening shots in the coming election campaign, featuring radical plans for change in education and local government, have been greeted with predictably swingeing criticism from...
  • Public Finance
    7 Sep 00
    The public sector has a serious image problem which is discouraging young people from seeing it as a worthwhile career and creating a recruitment crisis, according to the chief executive of the King'...
  • Public Finance
    7 Sep 00
    NHS trusts and health authorities are to be given a degree of choice in how they approach joint working on basic financial services.
  • Public Finance
    31 Aug 00
    Just weeks after publication of the NHS National Plan, finance staff are being given the first glimpse of what the future holds for them in a modernised NHS.
  • Public Finance
    31 Aug 00
    Council social services departments' inability to cope with demand could plunge the NHS into another winter crisis, health authorities and trusts said this week.
  • Public Finance
    24 Aug 00
    London's poorest areas could lose millions of pounds in vital regeneration funding under a new deprivation index, local authorities in the capital have warned.
  • Public Finance
    24 Aug 00
    Civil service targets to increase the numbers of ethnic minority staff in Whitehall are unrealistic, inaccurate and disappointing, the chair of the Commission for Racial Equality has warned.
  • Public Finance
    13 Jul 00
    E-envoy Alex Allan has admitted that the government will not meet its e-government targets without substantial help from the private sector.
  • Public Finance
    13 Jul 00
    The NHS nursing recruitment crisis could get much worse if the government does not improve nurses' working lives, the King's Fund said this week.
  • Public Finance
    13 Jul 00
    The government's favourite stick-and-carrot approach to public services is to be applied to the NHS with a vengeance. To the best, a bundle of cash; to the worst, the black spot.
  • Public Finance
    13 Jul 00
    The overall annual expenditure for each of the next three years was announced in the Budget, but the departmental spending plans for the next three years are still being finalised and ministers are...
  • Public Finance
    13 Jul 00
    The Treasury has ordered drastic action to curb unacceptably high levels of ill-health retirement among public sector workers that cost taxpayers £1bn a year in pensions.
  • Public Finance
    6 Jul 00
    The government's vision of town halls delivering services to the public via the Internet and digital TV will fail without further funding, local government leaders have warned.
  • Public Finance
    29 Jun 00
    Health Secretary Alan Milburn is to use his speech to the NHS Confederation conference on June 30 to announce an additional £60m investment in information technology for the NHS.
  • Public Finance
    29 Jun 00
    Greater local freedom is the way ahead for the health service, according to NHS Confederation chief executive Stephen Thornton.
  • Public Finance
    22 Jun 00
    The row over whether the NHS should be given full responsibility for the care of the elderly resurfaced this week as the Local Government Association claimed an Audit Commission report backed the...
  • Public Finance
    22 Jun 00
    London Mayor Ken Livingstone could improve the health of the capital's poorest people, even though the Greater London Authority will not provide health services, the King's Fund said this week.
  • Public Finance
    22 Jun 00
    A cross-party group of MPs has refused to accept the government's revised proposals to partially privatise the defence research laboratories, warning that they are based on a 'wing and a prayer'.
  • Public Finance
    22 Jun 00
    The Rural Services Partnership (RSP) has called on the government to include its demand for a 'rural round-table' as one of the recommendations in a white paper due to be published in the summer.
  • Public Finance
    15 Jun 00
    Pressure on doctors to prove their fitness to practise grew this week as the government launched a mandatory early warning scheme to protect patients.
  • Public Finance
    15 Jun 00
    An expert on primary care has called for a radical reassessment of the worth of common clinical treatments, saying they should be subjected to rigorous testing and those judged ineffective withdrawn.
  • Public Finance
    15 Jun 00
    Total NHS bed occupancy a weapon in the war against waiting lists has been linked to the problem of hospital-acquired infections (HAIs) which claim the lives of an estimated 5,000 patients in...
  • Public Finance
    15 Jun 00
    Ken Livingstone has called for the 33 London boroughs to be abolished and replaced with 14 or 15 larger authorities with increased responsibilities, including control of health and transport.
  • Public Finance
    15 Jun 00
    Integration of health and social services in England came a step closer this week as Health Secretary Alan Milburn announced a new post amalgamating the positions of chief executive of the NHS...
  • Public Finance
    8 Jun 00
    Tony Blair breezed back into Downing Street this week after completing his paternity leave with a vow to sort out the care of the elderly.

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