Archives for August 8th, 2000

COMPUTERS FOR CHARITIES

Headlines, PublicNet: 8 August, 2000

Internet users all over the UK are now able to do their bit to provide deserving charities with IT services and equipment, as the virtual doors of the Computers for Charities website are thrown open to the public.The site at www.computersforcharities.co.uk, was initially conceived and developed by Computer Shopper magazine, and is sponsored by Microsoft, AMD and Life Software. Negotiations are continuing with other potential sponsors and it is hoped that the site will eventually provide deserving causes with everything from hardware to application software and Internet access.

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HIT SQUADS PARACHUTE IN TO HOSPITAL BLACK SPOTS

Headlines, PublicNet: 8 August, 2000

Hit squads from the newly formed Modernisation Agency will descend this week on seven NHS trusts performing poorly at getting outpatient waiting lists down. The seven trusts account for 25% of the rise in hospital waiting lists in the quarter ending in June. Across the country, patients waiting more than 13 weeks to see a consultant rose by 42, 000Although the creation of the Modernisation Agency was only announced in the NHS 10 year plan on 27 July 2000 it has been possible to put teams together quickly by drafting in the National Patient Access Team. They will form the core of the Agency. The Team has made over 100 visits to trusts over the last two years to help hospitals bring down their waiting times.

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