Issue : 1999-05-27
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As a patron of the arts, Monitor has been greatly troubled of late by the dearth of fresh young talent whose works might prove both a sound investment and an adornment to the walls of HSJ Towers. Happily, the search need go no further. The time has come to recognise the talents of a woman who has already made her mark on public life, is working on an eagerly awaited novel and now reveals herself as an artist of merit. Monitor speaks of none other than Ann Widdecombe. Dobbo may have ...
Lib Dem takes health chairSubscription
Kirsty Williams, the Liberal Democrats' Welsh Assembly member for Brecon and Radnorshire, has been appointed chair of its health and social services committee.
NICE sets timetable for appraisalsSubscription
The National Institute for Clinical Excellence still hopes to produce its first set of guidelines and appraisals this year.
Charters to lay down long-term care standardsSubscription
Local housing, health and social services bodies will be required to co-operate in drawing up joint charters setting out local standards on long-term care under draft government guidance published this week.
Patricia Moberly, chair of Guy's and St Thomas' Hospital trust, chats to health secretary Frank Dobson and Professor Mike Richards during a ministerial visit to St Thomas' Hospital.
Birthday conference cost IHSM dearSubscription
The Institute of Health Services Management has collapsed into the second worst deficit in its history thanks largely to last year's financially disastrous NHS 50th birthday conference, according to figures released this week.
Crisis trust's non-execs get sackSubscription
A community trust has lost its entire non-executive board following the intervention of health secretary Frank Dobson in a long-running boardroom feud.
Jenny Hope (left), midwifery manager at Arrowe Park Hospital, Wirral, helps Nichola Brown with her newborn son, David, and an elevating cot designed to help disabled parents care for their children. Ms Hope designed the cot in consultation with occupational therapists Mandy Whalley and Gaynor Reid after a disability audit at the hospital. It showed that access to a conventional cot can be difficult for wheelchair users or those who have difficulty reaching or lifting. Prototypes built ...