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Issue : 15 April 2010

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  • Cynthia Bower

    CQC powers were weakenedSubscription

    News15 April, 2010

    Powers to prosecute trusts failing to meet registration standards were watered down in a bid to avoid legal challenges and bad publicity, HSJ has learned.

  • Noel Plumridge

    Noel Plumridge on the NHS budgetSubscription

    Opinion15 April, 2010

    Here’s a summary of the financial plan for the English NHS.

  • Paul Corrigan and Bill Moyes on foundation trust autonomy

    Paul Corrigan and Bill Moyes on foundation trust autonomySubscription

    Opinion15 April, 2010

    Five key changes must be fought for if autonomous foundation trusts are to flourish

  • Lookey-Likey: Richard Vize and Harry Hill

    Lookey-Likey: Richard Vize and Harry HillSubscription

    Community15 April, 2010

    As readers may have heard, HSJ editor Richard Vize is leaving us this week to take up a tricky new post as spin doctor in chief at education regulator Ofsted.

  • Big freezeSubscription

    Community15 April, 2010

    Word reaches End Game of a serious problem at Richmond House.

  • Mis-tweetSubscription

    Community15 April, 2010

    The Department of Health’s communications operation has largely shut up shop for the election period - as impartiality rules suggest it should.

  • Farewell, Tim Kelsey

    Farewell, Tim KelseySubscription

    Community15 April, 2010

    Dr Foster founder Tim Kelsey’s leaving do invitation depicts him as John Wayne character Rooster Cogburn, the “fearless one-eyed marshall who never knew a dry day in his life”.

  • Merron Watch - the election campaign

    Merron Watch - the election campaignSubscription

    Community15 April, 2010

    Purdah left last week’s DH media diary rather empty, but as always Gillian Merron was an unstoppable whirlwind of activity.

  • Fessing up Subscription

    Community15 April, 2010

    Most of our readers spotted the date - 1 April - on the “important notice” we emailed last week, warning that a technical error had caused our website to publish the names of anonymous commentators.

  • Hospital closures: the taboo has been broken

    Hospital closures: the taboo has been brokenSubscription

    News15 April, 2010

    At the first whisper of a service or hospital closing, local campaigners and politicians launch vociferous protests. But despite this opposition the idea that we need fewer hospitals and beds is gathering momentum, writes Richard Vize

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