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Issue : 21 February 2008

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    Health screening: from talk to actionSubscription

    Resource centre22 February, 2008

    The importance of preventive diagnosis and screening programmes are now being talked up by the prime minister himself. Joshua Rowe looks at how they are already saving money - and lives

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    Health screening: from talk to actionSubscription

    Resource centre22 February, 2008

    Preventive diagnosis and screening programmes can improve patient care and save the NHS money, writes Joshua Rowe

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    Monitor challenges DH on freedomsSubscription

    News22 February, 2008

    Battle lines are hardening between foundation trusts and the Department of Health over the trusts' future, following a series of leaked letters between the leaders of the NHS and regulator Monitor, reports Sally Gainsbury. The correspondence has exposed a gulf between their positions on New Labour's flagship hospitals.

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    Learning curvesSubscription

    Resource centre21 February, 2008

    HSJ's L&D supplement discusses different aspects of training the workforce for 2020.

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    HSJ supplement: Learning curvesSubscription

    Supplements21 February, 2008

    For subscribers only: This supplement discusses different aspects of training the workforce for 2020.Subscribe now to access the supplement!

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    Act now to avoid crisis, says RCNSubscription

    News21 February, 2008

    The Department of Health must recognise the need to train thousands more nurses now to meet 'unprecedented' demand by 2030, the Royal College of Nursing has warned.

  • Doctors move to vote yes, under protestSubscription

    News21 February, 2008

    GPs will be persuaded to vote yes to the government's offer on extended hours, according to a poll of GPs.

  • Private sector deals face audit office scrutinySubscription

    News21 February, 2008

    The National Audit Office is to investigate the Department of Health's decision to cancel a large swathe of its independent sector treatment centre programme.

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    Ambulance services deny claims of patient stackingSubscription

    News21 February, 2008

    Ambulance services and the Department of Health have hit back at claims that patients are being deliberately detained in ambulances to ensure hospitals hit accident and emergency waiting-time targets.

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    Jo Stephenson on patient stackingSubscription

    Opinion21 February, 2008

    Patient stacking sounds like the kind of thing medical students might get up to: giant Jenga with people instead of blocks of wood.

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