Archives for September 18th, 2006

PARTNERSHIP IMPROVEMENT PROGRAMME

Abstracts, PublicNet: 18 September, 2006

This report, ‘Making It Real’ sets out the findings of a pilot initiative between the Improvement and Development Agency and the Aston Centre for Voluntary Action Research as part of the Partnership Improvement Programme. It examines how local authorities and the community sector are building their capacity to make partnership working more effective and developing a model to find better ways for creating sustainable cross-sector relationships.The report highlights important lessons from the pilot for both policy makers and practitioners, including examples of conditions that if met can help foster effective cross sector partnership working. It concludes with an evaluation of the pilot and an outline of the 2006/09 programme that will build on the experience and lessons of the pilot, to continue to develop a collaborative approach to partnership improvement.

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COUNCILS ENSURE PARENTS ARE READY FOR NEW CHILD SEAT LAWS

Headlines, PublicNet: 18 September, 2006

COUNCILS ENSURE PARENTS ARE READY FOR NEW CHILD SEAT LAWS

 

Councils across the country have been working hard to ensure parents are familiar with new laws on child car seats which come into force today. Families that do not comply with the changed regulatrions could face fines of up to 500 pounds. Road Safety teams, Trading Standards Officers and Fire and Rescue Services personnel are running a range of events, including on-the-spot checks of car seats and boosters at schools, supermarkets and car parks as well as being available to explain the guidelines in detail.

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STUDY LOOKS AT REASONS FOR NHS ‘PERCEPTIONS GAP’

Headlines, PublicNet: 18 September, 2006

STUDY LOOKS AT REASONS FOR NHS ‘PERCEPTIONS GAP’

 

A report today says the government’s failure to communicate its health service reforms effectively may be one reason for the big gap in patients’ and general public perceptions of the National Health Service. In “Lost In Translation” the NHS Confederation says patients consistently report high levels of satisfaction with the care they receive but statistics relating to public satisfaction ratings are consistently lower.

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