Archives for April 15th, 2005

LIVERPOOL STAGES UNIQUE CONSULTATION EVENT

Headlines, PublicNet: 15 April, 2005

A unique project in Liverpool will give local people the chance this weekend to air their views on the regeneration of their areas and then see them presented by a company of actors and artists.The Living Place project recognises the important impact that regeneration has on the lives of people in the communities involved and the need to consult local people about what is happening. It does so, however, without using complicated forms or bureaucratic language.

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NHS URGED TO OVERHAUL SERVICES FOR YOUNG PEOPLE

Headlines, PublicNet: 15 April, 2005

Young people are slipping through the gap in services provided by the National Health Service for children and older people, according to a report published today. It calls on the NHS to overhaul its approach to adolescent health if it is to meet the needs of young people.In a paper in today’s BMJ, Dr Russell Viner, the UK’s only consultant in adolescent medicine, argues that while the health of children and older people has improved considerably, young people have fallen through the gap in those targeted services.

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TAKING A GOOD HARD LOOK AT E-GOVERNMENT

Features, PublicNet: 15 April, 2005

By Donato Piccinno E-government has become something of a buzzword, with local authorities racing towards new hardware and software packages that deliver the ‘tick in the box’. From an insider perspective, the author warns that flash ‘eye-candy’ systems are not up to the task. He advises a more considered ‘bottom-up’ solution and suggests that Councils should go back to basics.

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