NHS Estates has been commissioned by the United Nations International Year 2000 Cooperation Centre to manage a project taking help and advice on millennium bug issues to health services in developing countries. The Reconstitution Project for Health will run alongside similar global schemes covering communications, energy, finance and transport and will include conferences, visits and the creation of a 'virtual helpdesk'. Peter Clark has been seconded from North Hertfordshire trust to lead a 25-strong team on the project. NHS Estates chief executive Kate Priestley said the NHS's involvement in the project was a 'well deserved recognition' of the excellence of the UK health service and its millennium preparations.