Archives for September 28th, 1998

AUDITORS WORKING TOGETHER FOR BEST VALUE

Headlines, PublicNet: 28 September, 1998

Three North Yorkshire local authorities are setting up a combined internal audit service as part of the latest phase in the government’s best value initiative.Scarborough Borough Council and Ryedale and Selby District Councils will combine their internal auditing teams from April 1999.

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CLOSER WORKING TO MAKE 999 CHALLENGE EASIER

Headlines, PublicNet: 28 September, 1998

The underlying message from the Audit Commission report into Britain’s ambulance services is that closer working between hospitals and all emergency services is the only way to meet increasing demands.The ambulance service is struggling to cope with a forty per cent rise in emergency calls since 1990. In the past all 999 calls have received the same priority. Services are now being required to respond even faster to life-threatening incidents without downgrading the response to less urgent calls.

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CREATIVE MANAGEMENT

Book News, PublicNet: 28 September, 1998

Edited by: Jane HenryIntended for managers and others who wish to increase their capacity to respond creatively to the challenges of the 1990s, this book is written in typical Open University style. The focus of the book is the impact of thought upon action, in particular changing thought creatively so as to bring about creative action. It shows how thinking patterns can limit perceived options and offers a variety of creative approaches to circumventing barriers in the mind. Jane Henry aims to encourage readers to try alternative perspectives and develop more helpful attitudes. She recognizes the place of internal psychological processes and external realities in successful creative ventures. This book is a companion volume to “Innovative Management” edited by Jane Henry and David Walker.

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