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Ten ways to keep business relationships private

Protecting confidential business relationships used to be easy. You just kept your mouth shut.

But the internet makes it easy to disclose people’s details, without even realising it. And that could have serious professional consequences.

This checklist will help to keep you out of trouble:

Tell your contacts not to pass on personal messages on […]

CYBERCRIME THREAT TO PUBLIC SECTOR

Chris Hardy, McAfee UK public sector, comments below in response to the recent PwC report which highlights the growing threat to the public sector posed by cybercrime. The risk is clearly heightened by the amount and nature of data held by governments, and the damage to public trust and confidence which would result from a large breach. […]

Officers save Man's life

A man who collapsed whilst walking home from work in the snow has thanked the people who saved his life today. Mike Ashton from Kingsdown near Sittingbourne had been walking in sub-zero temperatures early last Saturday morning (4 December) when his body temperature dipped so low he collapsed in an orchard at Chilton Manor Farm, off Highsted Lane, Rodmersham. […]

Government Must Look to Procurement to Avoid Frontline Cuts

Procurement specialist xynergie has called for Government savings announced in the Spending Review [Oct 20th 2010] to be achieved through improving procurement efficiencies, rather than by cutting frontline services. […]

Contempt of Court law prevents 'trial by media'… but what does that really mean?

Take great care when issuing a comment, or making a statement, if legal proceedings are involved. You could interfere with the course of justice, or prejudice a trial. […]

The value of consulting

There has never been a time when leaders, managers and businesspeople have not sought and obtained advice from external experts. Modern capitalism and the development of a welfare state increased this requirement for additional support. […]

NHS spending on temporary workers far from wasteful' – de Poel

The cost-saving consultancy, who manage the supply of agency workers to several leading care organisations, rebuked the claims made by the Tories, suggesting that temporary workers were crucial during 2009 to keep services running. […]

Intelligent Clinical Leadership in Mental Health

Dr Alex Horne, medical director at North East London NHS Foundation Trust examines why high quality business intelligence is critical to meeting the unique set of challenges being faced by Mental Health Trusts and to creating future clinical leaders […]

Delivering diplomas: Digital dilemmas

Education is being reformed through various initiatives, and the Government’s flagship vocational qualification, the 14 – 19 diploma is playing a key role in the process. […]

Raising standards in out-of-hours healthcare

The public perception is that out-of-hours healthcare is provided to the same standard as daytime GP services. Out-of-hours care is often delivered by private companies that do not have to adhere to the same standards of training, competence, scrutiny and risk management as NHS organisations. Arif Ahmed, co-founder and Director of ikonami, examines why private providers have become so prevalent and reveals potential strategies to improve standards of care and to bridge the patient care gap. […]

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. […]

Right Place, Right Care, Right Time

In July 2008 the government published the final report of Lord Darzi’s Next Stage Review, High Quality Healthcare for All, which spelt out a long term vision of an NHS that is high quality, personalised and clinically led. With public finances now under pressure, the Department of Health’s clear policy position is that high quality, safe care is cost effective and can deliver efficiency savings. […]