Issue : 16 April 2009
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The NHS Clinical Leaders Network has the potential to improve patient care in the North East, says Dr Simon Eaton
Robina Shah on developing diversity in the NHSSubscription
The recent Healthcare Commission report on race equality once again found NHS trusts to be wanting.
DH seeks views on new mental health strategySubscription
A series of “listening events” is being held to gather views on the Department of Health’s new mental health strategy.
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.
Taking lessons from commercial advertising, PCTs can use social marketing to help get health messages across effectively to their local populations. By Daloni Carlisle
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
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
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 on why health inequalities matterSubscription
The Department of Health’s anti-obesity Change4Life scheme may work wonders. I hope it does.
GP quality: the final frontier for inspectorsSubscription
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