Archives for January 26th, 2005

BETTER PRACTICE IN MANAGEMENT DEVELOPMENT

Abstracts, PublicNet: 26 January, 2005

The Better Practice in Management Development guide has been produced to assist local authorities in their middle management development processes. It is aimed at decision makers and those who influence decisions made about middle managers. Based on extensive research, it provides ideas on developing strategy and tactics for middle managers as well as cost effective approaches to development. It raises questions that local authorities need to address and provides a coherent approach to middle management development that will meet real needs.Published by the Employers’ Organisation for Local Government. 35 pounds. http://www.lgemployers.gov.uk/publications/fullpublications/management_development.html

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COUNCILS USE NEW SURVEILLANCE SYSTEM TO FIGHT ANTI-SOCIAL BEHAVIOUR

Headlines, PublicNet: 26 January, 2005

A new surveillance system that allows criminals and people responsible for anti-social behaviour to be convicted without the need for witness statements is being used by local authorities and registered Social Landlords to tackle problem offenders on housing estates.In the past councils and other authorities have faced the problem of persuading the victims of anti-social behaviour to come forward to make a statements against offenders and this has prevented them from obtaining injunctions, antisocial behaviour orders or criminal convictions. The new surveillance system, devised by security company WM Investigation, uses hidden technology to capture offenders and makes it possible for them to be convicted using the high quality footage.

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HOSPITAL TRUSTS GET HELP TOWARDS SMOKE FREE POLICIES

Headlines, PublicNet: 26 January, 2005

National Health Service Hospitals in England will get help today on becoming smoke free, with a new guide from the Health Development Agency designed to help them in putting a smoke free policy in NHS buildings into practice. The policy was set out in the public health white paper in November last year with the aim of protecting and improving the wellbeing of staff, patients and visitors.The HDA document “Guidance for smoke free hospital trusts” has been produced to help remove the dangers of second hand smoke, which has been shown to cause lung cancer, heart disease and other illnesses. The hope is that making hospitals smoke free will also set an example to other large employers and workforces, particularly in health-related locations.

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