Archives for January 21st, 2003

RESEARCH CALLS FOR MORE MONEY TO SUPPORT COMMUNITIES

Headlines, PublicNet: 21 January, 2003

The Government is being told today it needs to put its money where its mouth is when it comes to rebuilding community. The call comes from the Institute for Public Policy Research which is launching major new research into strengthening local communities.It says improving public spaces, ensuring safe and secure neighbourhoods and developing trust between residents and public authorities are essential to re-building communities and improving people’s quality of life. The report also argues that despite public support and being highly vocal about the need to support community, the Government has not so far released substantial new funding to help these areas.

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BMA FEARS FOUNDATION HOSPITALS WILL CREATE TWO-TIER NHS

Headlines, PublicNet: 21 January, 2003

The British Medical Association is warning today that Foundation Hospitals may increase inequalities in the National Health Service by widening the gap between the best performing hospitals and those struggling to improve services.In evidence it is submitting to the Health Select Committee, the BMA says the hospitals could recreate the disadvantages of the internal market inĀ  health care created by the NHS changes of the early 1990s.

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