Monthly Archives: May 2010

Vetting and Barring Scheme to be scaled back

What is the Vetting and Barring Scheme? The Vetting and Barring Scheme (run by the Criminal Records Bureau, the Independent Safeguarding Authority and Access NI) is a new system introduced to replace: The Protection of Children Act (PoCA) List The Protection of Vulnerable Adults (PoVA) List The Disqualification from Working with Children (DWC) List The […]

NPfIT future unsure following formation of Coalition Government

The National Programme for Information Technology system was designed in order to create a centrally held database of National Health Service (NHS) patient data in England which would connect 300 hospitals and more than 30,000 GPs. Beset by problems from the outset and criticised by Doctors and healthcare workers for being a top down implementation, […]

London wide WI-FI may not be possible due to Budget Cuts

Boris Johnson, the Mayor of London, asked telecoms operators about the possibility of extending WI-FI across the capital at a London Organising Campaign of the Olympic Games (LOCOG) meeting last week. The Chief Executive of the Cloud, Steve Nicholson, said that “The Cloud has multiple networks similar to what Boris Johnson describes, such as in […]

IT helping to Improve Patient Care at NHS Trusts

Clinical Dashboard The Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust believes that better information management is a key reason why it has been able to improve its standard of patient care. A few years ago the Trust developed a ‘Clinical Dashboard’ which tells Doctors and Nurses everything they need to know about a patient. The system, which was […]

£1m Freeze on IT Projects

A Cabinet Office statement on the formation of the efficiency and reform group said that it will \”implement an immediate freeze on all new Information Communication Technology (ICT) spending above £1 million (and) review the government\’s biggest projects, including ICT projects, to see where costs can be reduced or wasteful projects stopped altogether\”. The HM […]

BIS Edward Davey To Work On Agency Workers Directive (AWD)

The Recruitment and Employment Confederation’s Head of Policy, Anne Fairweather, said that “The REC will be making immediate representations to ensure that the industry’s concerns are taken on board and that the vital role of agency work is well understood. The current economic climate makes it more important than ever to implement the regulations in […]

Contractors enjoy Great Places to Work

Top 30 Best Workplace Rankings 2010 – UK Organisations: Baringa Partners Danone Limited Impact International Microsoft Ltd Novo Nordisk Limited NetApp UK Limited Diageo GB General Mills UK Danone Waters (UK & Ireland) Admiral Group Abbott ALMAC Group ApaTech Beaverbrooks the Jewellers Bimouthmedia Bright Horizons Family Solutions British Gas Cadbury UK (Head Office) Chiswick Park […]

Engineering Contracts Expected To Increase Following National Grid Investment

The announcement will no doubt be digested by civil servants working in the Home Office who are currently working out how best to introduce and Immigration Cap on those from outside the European Economic Area without negatively affecting UK businesses or the economic recovery. At present a number of engineering roles in the electricity generation, […]

Immigration Cap Concerns Hospitality Industry

According to the Sector Skills Council for Hospitality, People 1st, the Hospitality, Leisure, Travel and Tourism Industry is entering a ‘decade of opportunity’, with employment predicted to grow by more that 200,000 by 2017. In the organisations new ‘State of the National Report 2010’ the group says that 700,000 employment opportunities will be created each […]