Archives for June 27th, 2001

THAT’S NOT WHAT WE MEANT TO DO: REFORM AND ITS UNINTENDED CONSEQUENCES

Book News, PublicNet: 27 June, 2001

Steven M GillonArgues that a combination of political opportunism, strategic compromise and urgency to patch something up quickly can lead to the complete opposite of outcomes expected. Although based on US public sector experience the issues are global.

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FRANCHISING THE NHS

Headlines, PublicNet: 27 June, 2001

The organisation that speaks up for the trusts, health authorities and primary care trusts which run the NHS on the ground have welcomed the idea of offering franchises for the delivery of some NHS services.But it says there’s much work to be done to clarify how exactly it would work.

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SCHOOL CERTIFICATES – MIXED RESPONSE

Headlines, PublicNet: 27 June, 2001

There’s been a mixed response to the first keynote announcements by the by Education and Skills Secretary Estelle Morris on modernising the learning experience from 14 to 19 years.The headline offering – of a ‘school certificate’ type award at the end of sixth form to keep more young people in school to 18 – was welcomed by the Local Government Association, but described as too prescriptive by the teachers’ union NASUWT.

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