Archives for December 1st, 1998

MORE WAITING THAN ON THE LIST

Headlines, PublicNet: 1 December, 1998

The Conservatives have accused the Government of hiding the true facts over waiting lists – ahead of latest figures on performance due this week.Labour has put a lot of effort, and pressure on NHS managers, to reduce waiting lists. The Conservatives say this has resulted in patients being made to wait longer before they see a specialist.

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PERFORMANCE MONITORING FOR SOCIAL SERVICES

Headlines, PublicNet: 1 December, 1998

The Government has given details of its plans for modernising a service that helps a million and a half families and costs nine billion pounds a year in its social services white paper.It’s an attempt to improve public confidence in a service that has provided multiple examples of problems and failures, such as the abuse of children while in care, and a lack of co-ordination when elderly people – “bedblockers” – are left in hospital while authorities argue over who should pay for care.

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