Issue : 1999-02-04
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We ain't seen nothing yetSubscription
If the government insists on 3 per cent efficiency savings in hospital costs, next winter will be disastrous, says Simon Walford
On pain of deathSubscription
Victims of General Pinochet's regime are among those the Medical Foundation for the Care of Victims of Torture seeks to help. As the former Chilean dictator waits to hear whether he will be extradited, Wendy Moore reports on its work
Health Bill gives government a trump card should push come to shove
Lessons in market valuesSubscription
The government's application of 'third way' thinking to the public sector is becoming clearer. At least it is in education , where the private sector is being encouraged, if not actively courted, to apply to provide a range of educational services, run schools and even whole education authorities.
'We are seeking a smoke-free facilitator (smoking cessation in NHS settings). The postholder will play a key part in piloting a practical tool kit to enable the delivery of effective smoking cessation interventions in the NHS.'
Private health firms in bid for state regulationSubscription
Private healthcare providers are lobbying to come under the remit of the Commission for Health Improvement and the National Institute for Clinical Excellence.
Scottish high-security shake-upSubscription
Health and social care services for mentally disordered offenders in Scotland are to be overhauled.
Dobson plans new grading for nursesSubscription
Health secretary Frank Dobson has proposed a new grading structure for nurses in a bid to make the nursing profession more attractive.
Underwriting the moral issuesSubscription
Healthcare, ethics and insurance Edited by Tom Sorell Routledge 234 pages £15.99