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New driving legislation ' the facts and implications for public sector employers

It is a worrying fact that the legislation covering eyesight requirements for driving was set in the 1930s, when driving conditions and cars themselves were radically different from today. At present the only prerequisite for any driver, even those who drive in the course of their work, is to be able to read a number-plate at a distance of 20.5 meters. All this is, however, about to change. […]

Public Sector carbon management – shifting effort from reporting to reduction

Carbon emissions represent an increasing and potentially significant cost for private and public organisations. The case that carbon reduction and reporting systems can help organisations make significant reductions in their emissions and costs has been well made […]

PUBLIC SECTOR BOSSES NOT PREPARED FOR BUDGET CUTS

Public sector chief executives and managers believe they lack the skills needed to deliver services when funding cuts start impacting in 2010 and beyond, according to a survey, undertaken this month by Hays, the leading recruiting experts in public services. […]

RECYCLEBANK APPOINTS FIRST UK MANAGING DIRECTOR

RecycleBank, the company behind the UK’s first rewards for recycling scheme, continues to demonstrate its commitment to the UK with the appointment of managing director, Sue Igoe. A founding employee of the US-based company and a member of its executive management team, Sue will be responsible for leading the growth of RecycleBank’s popular environmental rewards programme in the UK. […]

The POCA puppies

Bred from Kennel Club champions and bought from money raised by the Proceeds of Crime Act (POCA), three Springer Spaniel puppies are to begin their training with Essex Police to sniff out drugs, live firearms and cash. […]

Ink firm's international success wins praise from MP

Mark Hunter MP said: -I like to visit local businesses on a regular basis to see what I can do to help. Ink Technologies are an important employer and their world class products are in demand across the globe.” […]

Six charged with conspiring to defraud Nelson company

The men were charged as a result of a protracted investigation by Nelson CID following a complaint from Protec PLC which is a fire detection equipment company based in Nelson. The charges against the men also includes conspiracy to defraud another company, the Mandale Group, which is a property development company based in the North East of England. […]

Spreading the lean message

The Cardiac and Stroke Network in Lancashire and Cumbria has transformed the efficiency of its own operation using Lean methodologies and is now taking the principles of Lean into the clinical environment to help improve patient services. By adopting Lean practices, the Network has dramatically reduced time spent on administrative tasks – releasing more time to spend on supporting frontline services and to increase its workload by more than double by assimilating stroke into its work programme for Lancashire and Cumbria. […]

GPSJ – UPCOMING FEATURES LIST FOR 2010

Here is a list of upcoming features in the GPSJ Journal, we are interested in editorial and comment from specialists in these fields and any interesting developments or news in those areas. We are happy to discuss advertising and promotion of your products & services within these features. All features have an extra circulation of journal’s sent directly to our readers in those fields along with an email news release. […]

Finnamore strengthens clinical team

Finnamore, the largest independent specialist healthcare consultancy has appointed clinicians Shirani Rajapaksa and Sam Shah to its consultancy team. London-based Rajapaksa and Shah will join Finnamore’s rapidly growing team of 59 consultants to further increase the company’s level of clinical expertise. […]

Smarter printing cuts carbon

Smarter printing is set to cut the County Council’s carbon footprint and save money. New machines are being brought in which will generate savings of £100,000 a year, reduce carbon emissions by 13 tonnes and reduce the number of devices by more than 80%. […]

LG Launches New Wireless Network Multi-Monitor Solution

Slough, United Kingdom 1st February, 2010: Bringing advanced networking and monitor technology to the hospitality, meeting and conference, public sector and educational sectors; LG is revealing the latest addition to its successful N+ range at ISE 2010 – a wireless multi-monitor solution that will be available from mid 2010 onwards. […]

Warwickshire County Council

Midlands-based Warwickshire County Council oversees 18 towns and has a population of over 500,000. Its Warwick-based high performance data centre is responsible for delivering a range of applications to the Council’s Directorates (Departments) including Active Directory, SQL, Citrix and VMWare ESX. […]