Issue : 10 September 2009
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Innovation is, and must be seen to be, essential to the future of the NHS. The first Innovation EXPO, held in London this summer, was not only one of the biggest showcases of healthcare ideas ever seen in this country, it encapsulated the sense that we are embarking on something very significant.
NHS spending growth under the Tories would be significantly less than that seen under Margaret Thatcher, Andrew Lansley has said.
Steve Preston on NHS work survival skillsSubscription
With organisations going through constant change, restructuring, downsizing, takeovers and mergers, it pays to understand the survival game.
Tips on using the online marketplace eBay are just some of the IT lessons on offer at mental health project Lifescopes
Jon Restell on NHS managers fighting back Subscription
The politics for managers in all four UK health services are tough, and the fiscal squeeze and a forthcoming general election make them tougher.
QIPP needs to become woven into the NHS’s DNA, and efficiencies come from the avoidable use of NHS resources, effective partnerships and best practice
Cally Bann: psychopathic managersSubscription
September: everyone’s favourite board. Papers the weight of a Nigella compendium but without the taste, tease or titillation. Unless you get your rocks off on the compliance return, the assurance framework, the risk register or the update on the implementation of the HR strategy 2007-11.
Trade union boss gets suited and booted Subscription
It appears that the head of the Royal College of Nursing has finally dispensed with the union tag that went with the job, and has adopted a more managerial soubriquet.
Mike Farrar: dancerSubscription
When End Game jokily suggested that NHS North West chief executive Mike Farrar might partner up with TV’s Arlene Phillips in his new role as NHS health champion, little did we know that he was already an accomplished dancer.
Goldie takes on social careSubscription
A campaign to promote social work careers has been wheeling out the great and good from celeb-land.