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The Powers

This last week I was sat in a meeting with several maternity service users and a splattering of health professionals and managers of varying sorts. We were talking about the enormous deficit that is in our health budget and therefore some of the difficult options that are ahead of us. 656 more words

Healthcare

Capita – an NAO insight.

By Tony Collins

Capita is a remarkable success story. Formed in 1984 with two people, as a division of the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy, it grew rapidly to become a FTSE 100 member in 2006.  2,616 more words

Campaign4Change

NHS 247 - don't mention the Staffing!

According to a recent newspaper article, the latest workforce statistics obtained by Nursing Standard magazine from the Health and Social Care Information Centre reveal that there are 348,311 nurses, midwives, school nurses and health visitors working either full-time or part-time in England. 1,673 more words

NHS

Frustrated with the system – Govt CIOs, executive directors, change agents

By Tony Collins

Today The Times reports, in a series of articles, of tensions in Whitehall between ministers and an “unwilling civil service” over the pace of change. 1,319 more words

Campaign4Change

Progress in making NHS efficiency savings: report by National Audit Office

The National Audit Office has published a report on progress towards the Nicholson challenge.
‘The NHS made a substantial amount of efficiency savings in 2011-12, according to a report published today by the National Audit Office. 36 more words

Cornwall Council votes for more time to consider outsourcing plans

By Tony Collins

Councillors in Cornwall voted unanimously today (23 October 2012) for a joint venture with BT to be considered more carefully, and for other options to be investigated, without any pressure to finalise a deal by the end of next month, which was the original intention. 325 more words

Public Services

Ed Balls and Zero-Based Budgeting

Not for the first time, a British politician has turned, without acknowledgement, to the good old US of A for an idea. In his speech… 633 more words

Government