Archives for January 9th, 2001

PERFORMANCE STANDARD SET

Headlines, PublicNet: 9 January, 2001

Local authorities which fail to process planning applications fast enough are also feeling the heat from Government.Fifteen local planning authorities with a poor record of handling planning applications will have new powers used against them to drive up performance.

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PROTECTING PATIENTS, SUPPORTING DOCTORS

Headlines, PublicNet: 9 January, 2001

The Government has appointed an NHS insider to act as chairman of the new ‘rapid response’ authority to handle concerns about doctors’ performance.The new National Clinical Assessment Authority (NCAA) comes both in the wake of scandals like the Shipman case and longer term concerns about the General Medical Council’s (GMC) tardiness in handling complaint about doctors.

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