Archives for June 14th, 2000

GOVERNANCE AND THE CITIZEN

Headlines, PublicNet: 14 June, 2000

The union for public finance professionals, CIPFA, begins its annual conference today (Wednesday, June 14) concerned with accountability.’Corporate governance’ was a term relatively unused in the public sector in the early 1990’s and yet now it is one of the dominating features of the modernisation agenda. Governance and the Citizen, held over two days in Brighton, will similarly lead its agenda with concerns about openness, accessibility and inclusivity.

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MEMORY SYSTEM TO LEARN FROM MISTAKES

Headlines, PublicNet: 14 June, 2000

The NHS is going to learn from aviation and other industries’ experience of analysing incidents and ‘near misses’.A panel of experts, including risk assessors from other sectors, has put forward a plan that has been accepted immediately by Chief Medical Officer Liam Donaldson in the light of a succession of scandals involving members of the medical profession.

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MINORITY ETHNIC ISSUES IN SOCIAL EXCLUSION AND NEIGHBOURHOOD RENEWAL

Book News, PublicNet: 14 June, 2000

The report by the Social Exclusion Unit demonstrates that people from minority ethnic communities are disproportionately disadvantaged and that this disadvantage cuts across all aspects of social exclusion. They are more likely than others to live in deprived areas and in poor housing; more likely to be poor and unemployed; in some cases, likely to do less well at school and to be excluded in disproportionate numbers from school.The Unit has put together the ideas produced by the Policy Action Teams about what should be done to tackle the disproportionate social exclusion.The report is available at http://www.cabinet-office.gov.uk/seu/index.htm.   Hard copies can be obtained by phoning 0207 270 631

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