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  • Public Finance
    17 Feb 00
    A growing number of senior industrialists may be attracted to top jobs in the civil service following the appointment of Peter Gershon to head the new Office of Government Commerce (OGC).
  • Public Finance
    17 Feb 00
    The head of the powerful Public Accounts Committee of MPs has slammed health authorities and trusts for not taking seriously the threat of infections picked up by patients in hospitals.
  • Public Finance
    17 Feb 00
    The more motorways you build, the bigger the traffic jams you end up with. The NHS, according to a new and detailed analysis, is in the same bind.
  • Public Finance
    10 Feb 00
    More than 100 MPs have called for an investigation into allegations that the elderly suffer discrimination in the health service.
  • Public Finance
    10 Feb 00
    The development of health and social services in Northern Ireland has been halted with the return of political uncertainty in the province.
  • Public Finance
    10 Feb 00
    Doctors who come under police investigation or are subject to complaints about their performance could face immediate suspension under proposals being considered by the General Medical Council.
  • Public Finance
    10 Feb 00
    Public Finance editor Victor Smart is leaving to edit the business monthly Management Today .
  • Public Finance
    3 Feb 00
    Lack of management resources could threaten the success of primary care groups, the commissioning bodies warned this week.
  • Public Finance
    3 Feb 00
    Local authorities scooped the pool in this week's Charter Mark awards, garnering 41% of the prizes announced by Cabinet Office Minister Mo Mowlam.
  • Public Finance
    3 Feb 00
    Public services in France faced severe disruption this week as the compulsory 35-hour working week became reality. February 1 was the due date for the introduction of the much-debated 'loi Aubry'...
  • Public Finance
    3 Feb 00
    The City of Naples' search for a private partner to relaunch the southern Italian spa resort of Terme di Agnano has been narrowed down to two Italian consortiums, both with interests in the leisure...
  • Public Finance
    3 Feb 00
    Health Secretary Alan Milburn has sought to draw a line under the prime minister's ill-judged comments on health spending last month with a conciliatory message that big money will be pumped into the...
  • Public Finance
    3 Feb 00
    National Health Service bed numbers came under renewed scrutiny this week. A spot check revealed that patients were waiting on trolleys much longer than the Department of Health's four-hour limit.
  • Public Finance
    3 Feb 00
    The NHS is failing to meet its New Deal target and there is evidence that a significant number of health service employers have yet to commit themselves to the initiative.
  • Public Finance
    27 Jan 00
    Gordon Brown has huge room for manoeuvre between tax cuts, spending increases and debt repayment, according to the annual unofficial guide to the chancellor's budget options published this week by...
  • Public Finance
    27 Jan 00
    The public sector has failed to get behind the New Deal in the same way as business, Education and Employment Secretary David Blunkett said this week.
  • Public Finance
    20 Jan 00
    Finance managers have warned that the NHS could be in 'serious difficulty' if it has to fund the inflation-busting pay awards announced this week without further cash from the government.
  • Public Finance
    20 Jan 00
    Whitehall's poor management skills were highlighted again this week with the publication of two reports which call for vastly improved financial management at both the Ministry of Defence and in the...
  • Public Finance
    20 Jan 00
    Though few NHS managers would deny nurses and doctors their inflation-busting pay awards, the government's acceptance of the review bodies' recommendations has given them an almighty headache.
  • Public Finance
    13 Jan 00
    Gren Folwell has been re-elected as CIPFA's honorary treasurer for 2000/01 in the first contested election for the post in living memory.
  • Public Finance
    13 Jan 00
    Health minister Lord Hunt has defended the government's pioneering advice service, NHS Direct, from accusations that it is clogging up A&E departments with flu victims.
  • Public Finance
    13 Jan 00
    The Department of Health has signalled a cautious start to its latest modernisation initiative, confirming that only 15 primary care trusts will be formed this year. Thirteen PCTs will be launched on...
  • Public Finance
    13 Jan 00
    The Private Finance Initiative is expensive and inflexible and deflects from government priorities, a House of Commons Treasury committee was told this week.
  • Public Finance
    13 Jan 00
    A local authority insisted this week that it had taken steps to reduce stress among employees after paying a record £203,000 to a former warden at a site for gypsies.
  • Public Finance
    13 Jan 00
    Whether the outbreak of flu sweeping Britain is an epidemic is a moot point. Statistically, it isn't. The official figures for reported cases are little more than for January last year.

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