…in briefOn 12 Jun 2001 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article This week’s news in briefBe a book reviewer Personnel Today is on the look out for readers who will write book reviews.The reviews will be 300 words long and run in a regular section of themagazine. In return readers will see their name in print and be able to keepthe book reviewed. If you wish to be considered, e-mail [email protected] with your name and address and other contactdetails and include a brief CV. Hello, hello, hello Scotland Yard is launching an investigation into police officers whomoonlight as actors in TV programmes such as the Bill. Police officers are allowed to have outside business interests includingacting as extras, as long as they seek permission and register theiractivities. www.met.police.ukJournals or family Media companies are failing to invest in child care and support for theirfemale staff, according to a survey by Women in Journalism. Its survey of 200women journalists found that more than 60 per cent felt employers could do morefor working mothers. It also reveals that more than 74 per cent of women wouldbe strongly influenced in job choice by the availability of family-friendlypolicies. www.womeninjournalism.co.ukOutput figures lower UK manufacturing output fell by 0.9 per cent in April, according to theOffice for National Statistics. The figure represents the largest monthly fallsince August 1997. The ONS says a major contributor to the headline figures was3.7 per cent fall in output from the electrical, optical equipment and mobilephone sectors. www.statistics.gov.ukAcademic shortfall Decreasing numbers of medical academics are threatening the quality ofmedical teaching and casting doubt on whether the planned expansion of doctornumbers can be achieved. Clinical academics used to form 11 per cent of the NHS consultant workforce,delegates were told at a BMA conference. This has fallen to eight per cent withfewer than 1,000 clinical academic doctors working in the health service. www.bma.org.uk Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos.