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Wakefield Council Trade Deal

Wakefield Council has signed a pioneering agreement to boost mutual trade opportunities and open new doors for a wide range of local businesses. On Monday 2nd November Wakefield Council Leader Peter Box formalised the district’s economic relationship with Romania by signing a memorandum of agreement with Antonie Solomon, the Mayor of Craiova. […]

Speech recognition within the UK health policy framework

Hospitals in the UK produce an estimated 206 million reports each year, with general practitioners adding another 184 million. Currently, transcription of medical dictation consumes half a billion pounds of the NHS budget each year. Add to that the increasing healthcare requirements of an aging society and it becomes obvious that healthcare providers must act, in order to ensure high quality care while keeping costs down. […]

Governments plans for public sector reform

At the heart of the Government’s plans for public sector reform is the need to reduce costs, and improve the accountability and quality of the services it delivers. In April, Chancellor Alastair Darling announced plans to make £9 billion in efficiency cuts each year by 2013, in addition to the £5 billion announced in the pre-Budget report in November 2008. […]