Archives for August 25th, 2004

NEW TECHNOLOGY HELPS TO KEEP DRIVERS SAFE

Headlines, PublicNet: 25 August, 2004

The latest technology is playing an important part in helping to keep drivers safe and well informed during the busy holiday travel period, according to the Highways Agency. It is using around 2,000 variable message signs and says they are a vital tool in its effort to protect drivers and give them the best possible information.The VMS signs give drivers up-to-the-minute information on driving conditions and the road ahead so that if, for example, there is an accident the Agency can use the system to alert drivers and divert traffic away onto alternative routes. The Highways Agency is also using VMS to remind drivers of key safety issues, using messages that are targeted to be relevant at certain times of the year or on certain routes.

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REPORT SAYS PRIVATE HEALTH INSURERS FAIL TO COVER CANCER TREATMENT

Headlines, PublicNet: 25 August, 2004

A report published today claims private health insurers are failing to cover vital cancer treatment and that in some cases treatment is being withdrawn suddenly, often at a critical time, when patients are at their most vulnerable. It has been produced by the cancer information charity CancerBACUP.The charity surveyed 14 private medical insurers. Of the eight that responded, including all the UK’s largest insurers covering more than two thirds of the PMI market, the charity found that only BUPA covered cancer patients throughout the course of their illness.

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PARTNERSHIP WORKING IN RURAL REGENERATION: GOVERNANCE AND EMPOWERMENT?

Book News, PublicNet: 25 August, 2004

By B Edwards, M Goodwin, S Pemberton and M Woods.This report presents the findings of a two-year research project which analysed rural partnerships operating in mid-Wales and Shropshire. It describes and analyses partnership management and development within rural regeneration. It offers guidance, a local viewpoint and experience, and checklists that highlight appropriate issues alongside local case studies. These issues relate to both the practice of participants in partnership working, and wider policies. The guidance is supported by six case studies which describe issues of good practice, selection of partners, community representation, committee structures, and key factors associated with working in partnership.

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