Archives for October 5th, 2001

COUNCILS INVITED TO MODERNISE ELECTIONS

Headlines, PublicNet: 5 October, 2001

The Government is to invite local councils to press ahead with plans for modernising voting.It is councils who run governmental elections in this country, and the pioneers in the sector have been lobbying for some time to leave behind the era of the ‘stubby pencil’ practices of the nineteenth century.

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PATH FORWARD AGREED FOR NEW GP CONTRACTS

Headlines, PublicNet: 5 October, 2001

The NHS Confederation, the BMA’s General Practitioners Committee and Health Departments throughout the UK have agreed the principles that will inform the negotiation of the new contract for the UK’s GPs.Doctors have long seen a new contract as a method of limiting the hours and paperwork currently required of them. The Government sees a new contract as a way of levering flexibility and control into an old arrangement that effectively means each GP practice is a privately-controlled business.

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