Issue : 1998-05-07
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Though recognising their health-promotion role, even GPs in one fairly affluent area are unsure of how to work across agencies to meet targets, reveals a survey by Thoreya Swage and Judi Linney
Predicting demographic change is a tricky business. The one thing certain, says John Appleby, is that people will live longer and this will have a considerable impact on healthcare costs
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JUNE McKERROW has been director of the Mental Health Foundation since 1992. She previously worked for 25 years in housing and homelessness, most recently at Stonham establishing community-based alternatives to institutional living for people with special needs.
Glasgow Royal Infirmary University trust medical director Bill Anderson (above) has taken over as the trust's acting chief executive. He replaces Nigel Clifford who has left to join Cable & Wireless.
PHARMACY OF THE FUTURE 19 May, Birmingham MEL Research and Aston University's school of pharmacy are organising Pharmacy in the 21st century: where next? Details: Stacey Sadler, 0121-604 4664.
Mental health groups reacted with dismay this week to the government's asyet still-secret plans for a shift in policy on community care backed by £50m a year investment in NHS mental health services.
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Dr Hywel Lloyd demonstrates equipment from Telediab, a project that uses eye examinations to check for signs of diabetes, at the Wales telemedicine conference in Cardiff.
Prime Minister Tony Blair marked his first year in office last week by stepping up action on hospital waiting lists, which he said were still 'unacceptably high'.