The media centre at the Department of Health is being re-structured
to avoid the long working hours that have characterised it in the past.
Changes introduced under communications director Helen McCallum include
the division of the department into three teams; a review of the rota
system; the recruitment of more staff and the introduction of a planning
unit which will help the department take a longer term strategic view,
as well as handle day-to-day press enquiries. As part of the changes
there are vacancies for three press officers and one senior press