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Transfer of staffA recent circular asks employing authorities to prepare draft staff transfer schemes, in consultation with staff interests and Joint Liason Committees. (Employing authorities= LRHB/HMC; Staff interests = Unions or staff organisations.) 'Transfer' in the majority of cases means a change of employing authority, rather than movement of:the individual. On consultation, the circular stresses that 'there should be full consultation at all levels by existing employing authorities (who) should consult their staff from the earliest stages and throughout the operation'. Regarding the preparation of schemes, it says - 'Where it is clear that the whole of the staff of, for example, a hospital or health centre, will need to be transferred to a particular health authority, and where there is no doubt as to which health authority this should be, authorities will be able to proceed at once to preparing the draft transfer scheme.' On the subject of psychiatric hospitals - 'When a psychiatric hospital serves a population the bulk of whom are in an area different from that in which the hospital is situated, it would usually be appropriate for the hospital to be managed by the Area Health Authority for the area mainly served.' While the above points from the circular are those which seem most relevant to this hospital, we cannot guarantee the accuracy of the picture they present.
They do imply, however, that
Reorganisation News sheet No. 10Briefly, this gives The names of the Regional Heath Authorities and of their Chairmen. Notice that details of an early retirement scheme for certain Senior Officers have been sent out in the form of a consultation paper. A review of a series of courses for specialised training staff, which has been running since January this year, with the object of easing the burden on existing training staff which reorganisation hm caused.
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Locker KeysIf any wards have lockers which don't, then they may be able to make use of the following keys - Nos. 111, 998, 944, 1013, 9663 Enquiries please to Ward 38.
Union NewsThe Winwick. Branch of COHSE will hold its monthly meeting in the In-Service Training Room on, Monday next, September 10th, the subject for discussion will be - Nursing Staff Shortage.