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Issue : 16 April 2009

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    Improving patient care through the Clinical Leaders NetworkSubscription

    Opinion19 April, 2009

    The NHS Clinical Leaders Network has the potential to improve patient care in the North East, says Dr Simon Eaton

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    Robina Shah on developing diversity in the NHSSubscription

    Opinion17 April, 2009

    The recent Healthcare Commission report on race equality once again found NHS trusts to be wanting.

  • DH seeks views on new mental health strategySubscription

    News16 April, 2009

    A series of “listening events” is being held to gather views on the Department of Health’s new mental health strategy.

  • NHS hospitals still failing to protect patient mealtimesSubscription

    News16 April, 2009

    Almost a fifth of hospitals in England and Wales are not halting work at mealtimes to help patients eat, five years after the launch of NHS Estates’ protected mealtimes initiative.

  • Social Marketing

    NHS turns to marketing to change public health attitudesSubscription

    Resource centre16 April, 2009

    Taking lessons from commercial advertising, PCTs can use social marketing to help get health messages across effectively to their local populations. By Daloni Carlisle

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    David and Hilary Woodhead on combining NHS efforts with local social careSubscription

    Opinion16 April, 2009

    A recent family lunch led to discussions about new jobs and the challenges of work, punctuated by the demands of restless kids and attentive waiters. Despite interruptions, the adults persevered.

  • An April Fool made fleshSubscription

    Community16 April, 2009

    A year or two back HSJ ran a news story outlining how all NHS health professionals would be asked to practise what they preach and embark on weight management and exercise programmes so they could be a picture of health for their patients. The story sparked outrage among readers who didn’t notice that the story had run in a 1 April edition. Yes, it was an April Fool.

  • Emma Dent says farewellSubscription

    Opinion16 April, 2009

    Well readers, it has been about four years since my then editor asked me to write a column for this page. He talked me into writing it “for six months or so”. And I’m still here.

  • Michael Marmot

    Michael Marmot on why health inequalities matterSubscription

    Opinion16 April, 2009

    The Department of Health’s anti-obesity Change4Life scheme may work wonders. I hope it does. 

  • General practice has remained impervious to the expanding remit of the inspectors

    GP quality: the final frontier for inspectorsSubscription

    News16 April, 2009

    So far general practice has remained impervious to the expanding remit of the inspectors. This week the King’s Fund revealed proposals for a new GP quality inquiry that has even won backing from the profession. Helen Mooney reports

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