Archives for November 21st, 2001

THE RE-INVENTORS FIELDBOOK: TOOLS FOR TRANSFORMING YOUR GOVERNMENT

Book News, PublicNet: 21 November, 2001

By David Osborne and Peter PlastrikThis is a comprehensive encyclopedia of practical tools for public leaders, managers, and employees. It presents more than 70 tools. The Reinventor’s Fieldbook includes hundreds of practical “lessons learned,” “do’s and don’ts,” “steps to take,” and “pitfalls to avoid” in public management and governance. Based on dozens of case studies from five countries, it covers the waterfront of high-performance public organizations, including: customer choice and customer service standards, performance measurement, and performance budgeting; employee empowerment and labor-management partnerships; managed competition and asset privatization; partnerships with communities; culture change strategies; and administrative system reform.

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EXAM RESULTS TARGET ACHIEVED EARLY

Headlines, PublicNet: 21 November, 2001

The government’s target of half of all 15 year olds to achieve five or more top grade GCSE passes has been reached one year ahead of schedule. Statistics show that 50 per cent of 15-year-olds gained at least five passes at A – C this year, compared to 49.2 per cent last year and 45.1 per cent in 1997. The target was for 50 per cent of 15-year-olds to achieve five A-C grade by 2002.The general secretary of the teachers union, NASUWT, congratulated students and teachers and said: “This must indicate to the government that there is no urgent need to think about further reforms, as the GCSE system is working well.”

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HEALTH SERVICE OVERHAULS WORKFORCE PLANNING

Headlines, PublicNet: 21 November, 2001

The NHS has created new groups of experts to help achieve the recruitment targets set out in the ten year NHS plan. Some 20,000 more nurses and 10,000 more doctors are needed by 2005 as well as a range of other health professionals.A National Workforce Development Board has been set up to take a strategic view of the training of health professionals. Local Workforce Development Confederations bring together groups of NHS Trusts, universities and colleges to co-ordinate healthcare training provision within each local area. The new National Board will draw on information about what is happening at the local level and provide advice on how training should develop to support recruitment and retention of staff. The Board will also look at particular conditions, such as cancer and coronary heart disease, to determine how the workforce can be developed to combat them.A Workforce Numbers Advisory Board has been created to maintain an overview of workforce planning. The National Health Service is the largest single employer within the country with over 70 professions. In England alone, the NHS employs about a million people, which is 5% of the working population.Care group workforce teams have also been set up to advise on personnel issues related to primary care.

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