Archives for January 12th, 2006

REPORTS LOOK AT DEALING WITH BULLYING IN NHS TRUSTS

Headlines, PublicNet: 12 January, 2006

An NHS hospital trust faces a call today to develop a programme to promote zero tolerance of bullying and harassment. The call comes from the Healthcare Commission after an investigation into the East Sussex Hospitals Trust, triggered by concerns from staff and a local GP.At the same time the Commission is publishing a report commending a second trust – the Devon Partnership – for its efforts to tackle allegations of bullying and harassment and to improve staff morale and working relationships.

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COMMISSION SAYS COUNCILS CAN PLAY PART IN FIRE AND RESCUE SERVICE MODERNISATION

Headlines, PublicNet: 12 January, 2006

Some English Fire and Rescue Authorities need to make faster progress toward modernisation according to an independent report today from the Audit Commission. It says, too, that local government can play its part by making sure councillors appointed to the authorities have the skills to provide leadership.The report, “Comprehensive Performance Assessment – Learning from CPA for the Fire and Rescue Service in England 2005”, draws on the findings of individual corporate assessments for the 47 authorities and a survey of chief fire officers and authority chairs. It says the authorities are working towards modernisation but that the pace of change varies substantially between them.

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