Archives for December 3rd, 2004

NHS RECRUITMENT DAY SETS RECORDS

Headlines, PublicNet: 3 December, 2004

The National Health Service says its annual Careers Job Shop Day this year was a record breaker. At the same time its online recruitment site has recorded its two millionth visitor.Figures just published by the Department of Health show the careers day, held in September, saw more events arranged than ever before and more calls to the national response line and hits on the website than in previous years.

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SCOTTISH COUNCILS DISAPPOINTED OVER B&B DEADLINE DECISION

Headlines, PublicNet: 3 December, 2004

Local councils in Scotland are disappointed that their expertise in dealing with homelessness has been ignored by members of the Scottish Parliament. The Convention of Scottish Local Authorities said that delivery of the Executive’s homelessness agenda depended on a partnership with councils and the decision to press ahead with impossible timescales on ending the use of bed and breakfast accommodation.COSLA president, Councillor Pat Watters, said he stood by local government’s commitment to eliminating the use of bed and breakfast accommodation for homeless families. It was easy, he said, for people without the responsibility for delivering frontline services to snipe from the sidelines. He expressed extreme disappointment that COSLA’s advice and expertise on homelessness had been ignored, as it would have provided a practical solution for some of the most vulnerable people.

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EFFECTIVE GOVERNANCE OF SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

Features, PublicNet: 3 December, 2004

By Paul Williams and Alan Thomas Because sustainable development is a ‘wicked issue’ spanning across boundaries, its governance presents a major challenge. The authors looked at how the challenge is being met in Wales and found problems ranging from a lack of political and executive leadership to confusing and multiple pathways between the Welsh Assembly and local government. They argue that the components for good governance are in place and they set out a framework for integrating effort which also has relevance to the English regions.

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