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20/05/2013 - FDA questions whether Government will back rhetoric with resources in Department of Health front line experience plan
16/05/2013 - PASC chair calls for independent Parliamentary Commission on future of civil service at FDA annual conference
16/05/2013 - Government has ‘no strategy, only dogma’ over civil service, says FDA union leader
26/04/2013 - PAC misses the point, again
Department of Health SCS working on NHS front line is welcomed if not a stunt, Penman tells Radio 5 Live
FDA General Secretary Dave Penman was interviewed on this morning’s BBC Radio 5 Live Breakfast Show, regarding the announcement that civil servants at the Department of Health will be expected to spend 20 working days each year working on the NHS front line.
Report from the 2013 Annual Delegate Conference
Yesterday’s FDA's annual conference heard keynote speeches from Chair of PASC Bernard Jenkin MP, and Dave Penman, speaking to conference for the first time as FDA General Secretary.
Jenkin used his speech to announce the need for an independent Parliamentary Committee to take a considered approach to the future of the civil service.
Permanent secretaries on fixed-term contracts 'would deliver bad government', says FDA
Yesterday’s Independent on Sunday quoted FDA general secretary Dave Penman, over mooted plans to put permanent secretaries on fixed-term four year contracts.
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