Issue : 2000-11-02
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Dear Mel. . .Subscription
As the chief officer of a community health council I am a bit worried about what I and my council members will do once CHCs are abolished. Any ideas?
HSE moves in to stem violence against staffSubscription
The Health and Safety Executive has ordered a Scottish primary care trust to take immediate action to protect vulnerable staff from potentially violent and aggressive patients.
Days like thisSubscription
Health authorities are being allowed to delay paying creditors just months after the Commons social services select committee condemned the practice as 'deplorable. Falling receipts from land sales and the need to clear underlying deficits before the start of the internal market on 1 April have driven some HAs to consider delays until after the end of the financial year.
Private wings, ruffled feathersSubscription
Will the private sector gallantly rescue the NHS from winter turmoil and long waiting lists - or will it simply poach trained NHS staff and sell their services back to the taxpayer at a profit? Tash Shifrin reports
The policy of 'dispersing' asylum seekers has strained local health services and highlighted the need for a healthcare strategy. Alison Moore reports
Warm embrace of private healthcare by Labour is high-risk strategy
Shame about the 'evidence'Subscription
Phillips report on BSE must give politicians of every hue pause for thought
Should you ever be in Minneapolis, you could do worse than while away a few hours at the Museum of Questionable Devices. Happily, those of us unlikely ever to cross its threshold can examine the Battle Creek vibratory chair, McGregor rejuvenator and much more besides from the comfort of our own desks.
BBC grilling procures a Crisp but variant replySubscription
If history isn't busy worrying about something more important, it may record that Alan Milburn was the first MP to congratulate Michael Martin, the new speaker, on his first day at work - having voted for him rather than for his Geordie neighbour, Dr David Clark, as Tony Blair probably wanted.
NHS chief is more than just flavour of the monthSubscription