Archives for January 8th, 1999

MORE TIME TO SUPPORT FAMILIES

Headlines, PublicNet: 8 January, 1999

Home Office Minister Paul Boateng has announced more time for consultation on “Supporting Families” – the Government’s family policy consultation document.The consultation will now run for an extra six weeks beyond the original closing date at the end of January.

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NHS APPOINTS IT REVOLUTIONARY

Headlines, PublicNet: 8 January, 1999

The NHS Executive has taken the first step in establishing ‘information age’ management arrangements set out in the NHS’s information strategy, Information for Health.It has appointed Dr Peter Drury as the Head of Information Policy for the NHS. It will be his unit’s job to commission work to implement the strategy, armed with a one billion pound budget over seven years.

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GETTING THE EDGE.

Abstracts, PublicNet: 8 January, 1999

Ryle SPublic Finance, (UK), 28 Aug-Sep 3 1998.Start page: 24.No of pages: 4

Describes the growth of postgraduate business qualifications (MBA) for public sector managers, in order to cope with uncertainty. Argues that middle managers should seek employer sponsorship and attend a good quality business school (only one third of United Kingdom colleges are accredited by the Association of MBAs). Provides a checklist for would be students, who must be motivated to succeed. Includes a case study of a successful student.

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