Archives for July 2nd, 2002

TUC LOBBIES FOR REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Headlines, PublicNet: 2 July, 2002

The TUC says that the worst regions of unemployment in the UK are also those with poor basic skills among the workforce.The union organisation says that independent figures show that a lack of skills is an important part of explaining low productivity in the UK economy.

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HEART PATIENTS OFFERED FAST TRACK TO TREATMENT

Headlines, PublicNet: 2 July, 2002

NHS Patients in England who have been waiting more than six months for heart surgery will be offered the chance to fast track their treatment at an alternative hospital – whether public or private sector, at home or abroad.The new option is expected to affect 800 to 1000 patients each month on current waiting figures. To start, 2,500 patients who have been waiting longer than six months are being invited to discuss the new option with an independent Patient Care Adviser.

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