Archives for April 25th, 2006

THE ART OF CONSTRUCTIVE CONFRONTATION

Book News, PublicNet: 25 April, 2006

By John Hoover and Roger P. Di SilvestroThere’s no magic formula for building a successful organisation, but the first move is to build your people. The Art of Constructive Confrontation is an easy-to-follow, systematic process that makes sure you don’t get those things backwards. Constructive confrontation is the closest thing you’ll ever find to hold people accountable for what they do, while at the same time reducing the conflicts that get in the way of productivity.

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GPs AND SPECIALISTS LOOK AT CLOSER WORKING IN RESPONSE TO WHITE PAPER

Headlines, PublicNet: 25 April, 2006

Hospital doctors and General Practitioners say they are keen to develop new models of healthcare with generalists and specialists working together for the benefit of NHS patients. A joint statement is being issued today by the Royal College of General Practitioners and the Royal College of Physicians looking at how that closer working can come about.The statement , ‘Making the best use of doctors’ skills – a balanced partnership’ has been produced following the health and social care White Paper ‘Our health, our care, our say’. The White Paper proposed the reshaping of the Health Service with care being moved out of acute hospitals and into the community where that is appropriate.

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STUDY SAYS IMPROVING SKILLS MAY BE WAY TO TACKLE PERSISTENT POVERTY

Headlines, PublicNet: 25 April, 2006

Research to be unveiled today at a conference at the London School of Economics will demonstrate clearly the link between childhood poverty and the problem going on into adulthood life. Then organisers say this is the first time that a nationally representative study has shown how people who grow up poor face poverty into middle age. They say, too, that this trend is getting worse.Today’s ‘Poverty over the lifecycle’ conference will see the publication of a study produced for the Joseph Rowntree Foundation. The organisers say that while children in poverty are the focus of much attention, the new report examines the experiences of adults to assess the impact of a failure to deal with childhood poverty.

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