Archives for August 19th, 2002

SCENARIO PLANNING – MANAGING THE FUTURE

Book News, PublicNet: 19 August, 2002

By Gill RinglandForecasts based on current trends, or estimates of growth based on history are in danger of becoming obsolete too quickly. The scenario planning techniques described in this book will enable anyone to think about uncertainty in a structured way. The overall message of the book is that scenarios are not predictions or forecasts, but they are powerful weapons in managing the uncertainties of the future.

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MONEY TO JOIN UP SERVICES FOR CHILDREN

Headlines, PublicNet: 19 August, 2002

Six hundred million pounds will be invested over the next three years in projects which offer joined up services to children at risk.The funding, from April 2003, will be sourced from the Children and Young People’s Unit and Children’s Fund. It will be used to provide small grants through the Local Network Fund for projects helping 0-19 year olds at risk of social exclusion.

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NEW MONEY TO GO ON SPEEDY OPS

Headlines, PublicNet: 19 August, 2002

New money invested in shortening waiting lists is to be pumped into projects which deliver speedy results – by treating more and more patients with day surgery.The Government is to make 68 million pounds available to expand day case surgery enabling around 120,000 more NHS operations a year.

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