Archives for October 8th, 1999

SCOTLAND UP AND RUNNING

Headlines, PublicNet: 8 October, 1999

Figures just announced indicate that it will cost forty million pounds a year to run Scotland’s Parliament.The Parliament will have at its disposal a budget which includes the power to spend an extra £1,800 million on the country’s health service, and an extra £1,300 million on education.

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NHS RESPONDS TO WOMENS’ DEMANDS

Headlines, PublicNet: 8 October, 1999

The NHS has been the first of the public services to respond to a briefing paper prepared by the Cabinet Office suggesting that the top priority of women is to be able to balance work and family life.Chief Executive Sir Alan Langlands, speaking at the Improving Working Lives conference for NHS chairs and chief executives, said that despite a highly successful recent nurse recruitment campaign, the modernisation of employment practices and development of more flexible working arrangements within the NHS was essential to maintain the service.

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