news focus

September: national communications resource pack sent out to recommend local winter 2000 strategies to tie in with national launches, including flu awareness weeks. Regional millennium planning workshops.

September 30: NHS final deadline for year 2000 product compliance.

October and November: NHS Executive millennium team visits to spot-check progress on year 2000 planning in a style very similar to Peter Homa's team.

November: media strategy 'aimed at women aged 20 to 45 who are the guardians of the family's health'.