Archives for November 19th, 1999

FLEXIBLE WORKING BRINGS BACK NURSES

Headlines, PublicNet: 19 November, 1999

The South East has attracted a record number of nurses back to work, according to the latest NHS statistics. It follows a four million pound investment in ‘return to practice’ initiatives, aimed at bringing back skilled staff. Nursing faces a severe shortfall in staff which cannot be met purely from school and college-leavers.The Government is determined that the whole NHS learns from the success of the initiative, via its eight ‘nurse champions’ who are heading regional taskforces spreading good practice about introduction of family-friendly policies and flexible working.

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TARGETS CAN HELP OR HINDER PARTNERSHIPS

Headlines, PublicNet: 19 November, 1999

A new report says that setting targets for the burgeoning partnerships in the public sector can help keep them on track – but they need care in setting.The interim report on the ‘Measurement and Performance Project’ (MAPP), reviews how performance targets can be an incentive or barrier to effective partnership working.

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