Archives for February 26th, 2010

CHARITIES WANT GREATER ROLE IN PUBLIC SERVICE DELIVERY

Headlines, PublicNet: 26 February, 2010

Leaders of charities have met the Chancellor to discuss how the Third Sector can deliver public services at a better price for taxpayers. Delegates from the Association of Chief Executives of Voluntary Organisations, which represents more than 2,000 heads of charities, said savings could be made in the long term within public services by understanding the needs of the people who used them.

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SURGEONS SAY CHAOS OVER CHILD SAFEGUARDING SYSTEM IS ‘UNBELIEVABLE’

Headlines, PublicNet: 26 February, 2010

Operations and outpatient appointments for children are being cancelled across the country because of the chaotic introduction of new Government safeguarding regulations. In a report today the Royal College of Surgeons says that in spite of repeated warnings surgeons cannot move between health trusts quickly enough to deal with rare cases and to cover absences.

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HELPING SCHOOLS REALISE THEIR POTENTIAL

Features, PublicNet: 26 February, 2010

By Chris Davies

Education, like other parts of the public sector, is entering a new era of budget restraint. The task of improving standards has become more challenging, but there are ways to respond to the challenge. The author describes what school leaders can do to get the most out of scarce resources and the support that is available to do it.

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