Archives for July 30th, 2002

LEWISHAM REMOVES DIGITAL DIVIDE

Headlines, PublicNet: 30 July, 2002

Lewisham has begun showing off its attempt to encourage everyone to access its services online.The London Borough is part of a European project to test e-government projects which can be used by many countries facing similar challenges.

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CONSULTATION ON ENDING BED BLOCKING

Headlines, PublicNet: 30 July, 2002

The Government has announced details of its plans to fine hospitals and local authorities which contribute to ‘bed-blocking’ – or – keeping older people in hospital longer than necessary because there is no suitable home care or care home for them to go to.The intention to introduce a ‘reimbursement’ scheme was announced in ‘Delivering the NHS Plan’ in April and is based on a system used in Scandinavia that has had a major impact on reducing delayed discharges.

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