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7 November 2000

DTI GRANT WILL BOOST NHS INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS

A total of 120 officials and local representatives of health union MSF will benefit from a training programme geared to the latest human resources practices in the NHS, following a grant of up to £25,000 from the Department of Trade and Industry.

MSF made the successful bid for funding under the DTI's Partnership Skills Training Programme in the NHS. This will enable the MSF officers and reps to go on a three-day course to hone their skills during the year-long programme.

MSF Head of Health, Roger Kline said: "We greatly welcome DTI support for this project which will build on the work of MSF representatives locally and MSF nationally to place social partnership at the heart of improving the NHS."

MSF National Education Officer, Sarah Howard said: "This new - and exciting - project will train key individuals in the new skills they need to make partnerships really work. The trainees will learn new skills in problem solving, team working and leadership."

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NOTE FOR NEWS DESKS

For further information, please contact

Roger Kline

Tel:

0468 69 39 34 (mobile)

Sarah Howard

Tel:

01279 755677

Brian Kelly (MSF Education Officer)

Tel:

01279 755677

Shaun Noble, Press Officer

Tel:

(020) 7939 7043

0468 69 39 40 (mobile)

MSF/NHS press releases can be seen on the MSF Health web site: www.msfhealth.org

MSF represents 65,000 health service professionals including the Guild of Healthcare Pharmacists, laboratory scientific staff, medical technical officers, the College of Health Care Chaplains, the Community Psychiatric Nurses Association, the Medical Practitioners' Union, clinical psychologists, speech therapists, the Hospital Physicists Association and the Community Practitioners' and Health Visitors' Association.

MSF has 400,000 skilled and professional members in a wide range of industries. It is the UK's fifth largest union.


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