Issue : 2001-03-08
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Scots nurse review wants skills mergerSubscription
The way primary care is delivered by community nurses in Scotland is set to change dramatically with publication of a review by the chief nursing officer calling for 'a radical modernisation of the public health nursing workforce'.
RCN U-turn may fail to placate staffSubscription
The Royal College of Nursing's council has agreed to reinstate its original pay formula for staff, but by invoking a clause on affordability of pay awards it looks unlikely to avoid the threat of industrial action.
RCN general secretarySubscription
Beverly Malone, previously a deputy assistant health secretary in the US, has accepted the post of RCN general secretary. She will start work next month and will take over from Christine Hancock in June.
Foreign bodies: help wanted on surgery abroadSubscription
do not overlook act's powers to protect publicSubscription
Catch a falling starSubscription
With doctors'performance high on the political and media agendas, Martin Roland and colleagues report on how a special panel is tackling poorly performing GPs
A dying shameSubscription
One patient dies per week in unexplained circumstances on NHS psychiatric wards. A four-year investigation will attempt to explain and prevent such tragedies in the future, writes Mark Gould
The dearth of training in equal opportunities for GPs could leave them open to complaint and must be addressed swiftly, argue James Gerrard and Jamie Bahrami, who carried out a survey of the issue
Livingstone holds on to bulk of budget planSubscription
The London Assembly has resisted its last chance to force the mayor to make cuts to his budget on health, housing and social exclusion.